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  • Global Mobile Infrastructure - 5G Activity Escalates Around the World
    Leaders are emerging in the 5G race As we draw close to 5G becoming a commercial reality – it is interesting to observe the different progress taking place in countries around the world. There is tremendous activity taking place with network upgrades, spectrum allocation, government policy and trials and testing being conducted in every region, with some taking greater strides than others.
     
  • Australia - Data Centre Market
    Australia leads the South East Asian data centre marketAustralia has progressed to now be one of the four major sub-markets for data centres in Asia alongside Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. As data centres become larger and more efficient, new data centres are generally being built in centralised areas, mainly in the larger cities of Sydney and Melbourne, in order to achieve the required economies of scale.
     
  • Poland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Poland preps for 5G multi-spectrum auctions Poland’s liberalised telecom market has seen considerable development in the broadband and mobile sectors. The incumbent telco, Orange Poland, dominates the broadband market and has invested in fibre infrastructure to support the growing adoption of bundled services among customers.
     
  • Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    African broadband markets being strengthened with upgrades to national telecom networks The development of the fixed-line broadband market in Africa has long been stymied by the lack of fixed-line infrastructure in rural and semi-rural regions, as well as by the poor quality of networks in those urban areas where they are concentrated.
     

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  • Maldives - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ooredoo Maldives reached 75% FttP coverageRevenue from the telecom sector in the Maldives is limited by the relatively small local population, though it is supported by a considerable influx of tourists.
     
  • Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Fibre-based broadband infrastructure improving in LebanonLebanon’s telecoms market holds a unique position in the Middle East given the level of government involvement. While most incumbents in the region are government owned, within Lebanon, government ownership also extends to the country’s two mobile operators.
     
  • Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Zambia launches biometric SIM card registrationZambia is a landlocked country with a focus on developing ICTs to spur growth in the digital economy. Consumers have benefited from access to international submarine fibre optic cables, which has seen a considerable reduction in fixed-line and mobile access pricing.
     
  • Global Mobile Infrastructure - 5G Activity Escalates Around the World
    Leaders are emerging in the 5G race As we draw close to 5G becoming a commercial reality – it is interesting to observe the different progress taking place in countries around the world. There is tremendous activity taking place with network upgrades, spectrum allocation, government policy and trials and testing being conducted in every region, with some taking greater strides than others.
     
  • Uganda - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    In common with other countries in the region, mobile voice and data services have had a profound effect on Uganda’s telecommunications market, particularly given the poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure.
     
  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Tanzania sees a fall in m-money subscriptionsThe government has actively embraced competition in the telecom market and has encouraged the private sector despite it having retaken control of the incumbent telco TTC (formerly TTCL) in June 2016.
     
  • Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Bahrain launches its first 5G commercial networkIn 2019 mobile broadband subscriptions far exceed fixed broadband access in Bahrain with over a 90% market share. Mobile data is growing faster than voice and it serviced by well-developed LTE networks, which also lay the foundation for future 5G deployment.
     
  • Kenya - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Kenya’s mobile market has continued to grow steadily, supported by a mobile subscriber base of about 47 million. Some market consolidation occurred following the acquisition by Airtel and Safaricom of Essar Telecom’s yuMobile business.
     
  • Australia - Data Centre Market
    Australia leads the South East Asian data centre marketAustralia has progressed to now be one of the four major sub-markets for data centres in Asia alongside Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. As data centres become larger and more efficient, new data centres are generally being built in centralised areas, mainly in the larger cities of Sydney and Melbourne, in order to achieve the required economies of scale.
     
  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - 4G LTE and WiFi - Global Trends and Statistics
    The fast growth of 4G LTE continues in 2019 and it now accounts for almost half the market share of mobile technologies worldwide. 4G LTE is expected to continue carrying most of the mobile traffic for at least the next decade - alongside a slow transition to 5G.
     

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  • Belize - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Belize’s incumbent telco Digi reports pressure on telecom revenueOne of the smaller countries in Central America, Belize in many respects has closer affinities with English speaking countries of the Caribbean than with its immediate neighbours.
     
  • South Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    For many years South Africa’s broadband market was held back by an expensive operating environment created by Telkom’s dominance in the fixed-line market and in access to international bandwidth. This has begun to change, supported by the licensing of Neotel as a second fixed-line operator, as also by the involvement of mobile network operators such as Vodacom and Cell C in the fibre market.
     
  • China - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    The Chinese telecom market is the largest in the world in terms of subscribers and is undergoing transition. China's telecommunications development has generally been driven by investments from government-allied entities and features a strong industrial policy.
     
  • Ghana - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to liberalise and deregulate its telecommunications sector. Following the privatisation of Ghana Telecom in 1996 there was very rapid growth in market competition across the mobile and internet sectors, with a number of new players being licensed to offer services.
     
  • Liberia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Liberia’s government extends m-payment platform for employeesAfter more than a decade of civil war which destroyed much of its infrastructure, Liberia became a prime example of an almost entirely wireless telecommunications market.
     
  • Benin - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Benin government set to restructure state-owned telcosDevelopment within Benin’s telecom market continues to be restricted by the poor condition of the country’s fixed-line infrastructure. The use of fixed-line voice and internet services is low, and consequently little revenue is derived from these sectors.
     
  • Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Senegal approves LLU to stimulate DSL market competitionSenegal’s economic growth has improved steadily in recent years, with GDP having grown at about 7% in 2017 and 2018. This has translated into consistent growth in the telecom market, with the number of mobile subscribers having increased 4.
     
  • Cyprus - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Despite the liberalisation of Cyprus’s telecom sector, the market overall continues to be dominated by the incumbent, Cyta, which is still fully-owned by the state though the government continues to press for a sale of a minority stake in a bid to arrest the continuing decline in the operator’s market share.
     
  • Cyprus - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    The broadband market in Cyprus continues to develop steadily, providing the country with one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the region. DSL remains the dominant access platform, with cable broadband restricted to a single operator, Cablenet.
     
  • Cyprus - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    The Cypriot mobile market is served by four mobile network operators. Cyta has offered mobile services under the Cytamobile-Vodafone brand since 2004 following a partner agreement with Vodafone Group, while MTN Cyprus was once part of the international MTN Group before being acquired by Monaco Telecom in mid-2018.
     

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