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  • Germany - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Germany’s MNOs closing 3G networksWith one of Europe’s largest telecom markets, Germany hosts a number of significant operators which offer effective competition in the mobile and broadband sectors. Telekom Deutschland remains the dominant provider in the fixed-line segment, though there is increasing competition from operators including freenet, Vodafone Germany, and Telefónica Germany, each of which is making use of regulatory measures aimed at facilitating wholesale network access to provide fibre-based broadband services.
     
  • Italy - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Italy’s MNOs progress with switching off 3G networksItaly’s large telecom market has one of the most progressive fibre sectors in Europe, with regulatory measures encouraging network sharing. The incumbent telco continues to invest in fibre, despite its recent financial difficulties, while the Open Fiber wholesale provider now has a number of retail contracts which have greatly broadened competition in the sector.
     
  • Venezuela - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Venezuela’s economic crisis stifling the telecoms sectorVenezuela’s fixed-line teledensity was relatively high for the region before the steady growth in the number of lines came to an end in 2015. Since then, the number of lines has plummeted, and by late 2020 teledensity had fallen to about 18.
     
  • Poland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Polish government presents August 2021 deadline for 5G auctionsPoland’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.
     
  • Sweden - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Sweden completes 5G spectrum auctionSweden’s telecom market includes mature mobile and broadband sectors which have been stimulated by the progressive investment of the main telcos in developing new technologies.
     
  • Netherlands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Netherlands expecting second 5G auction in mid-2022The Dutch telecom market is gradually migrating to upgraded platforms as modernisation schemes undertaken by telcos make steady progress. KPN is steadily replacing its copper access network with fibre, while the MNOs are also closing down their GSM and 3G networks and repurposing their spectrum and physical assets for LTE and 5G.
     
  • Estonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Estonia’s MNOs prep for delayed 3.5GHz 5G auctionEstonia’s competitive telecom market continues to progress with a range of regulatory measures which have enabled alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent telco Telia Estonia.
     
  • South Pacific Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Pacific Islands benefiting from improved international telecoms infrastructureThe demand for data-based services in the Pacific region is growing, aligning with similar trends around the world. In particular, the demand for mobile broadband is increasing due to mobile services being the primary and most wide-spread source for internet access across the region.
     

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  • Germany - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Germany’s MNOs closing 3G networksWith one of Europe’s largest telecom markets, Germany hosts a number of significant operators which offer effective competition in the mobile and broadband sectors. Telekom Deutschland remains the dominant provider in the fixed-line segment, though there is increasing competition from operators including freenet, Vodafone Germany, and Telefónica Germany, each of which is making use of regulatory measures aimed at facilitating wholesale network access to provide fibre-based broadband services.
     
  • Nicaragua - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    New cybercrime law requires operators to preserve data generated from telecom servicesNicaragua is the largest and least densely populated country in Central America. The country’s steady GDP growth since 2010 belies the low economic base, given that it has the lowest GDP per capita in the region, with some 60% of the population living below the poverty line.
     
  • El Salvador - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    América Móvil decides against buying Telefónica Moviles El SalvadorAlthough El Salvador is the smallest country in central America geographically, it has the fourth largest economy in the region. Economic potential is limited by the relatively small population, while the country’s telecom sector has been restricted by poor infrastructure and unequal income distribution.
     
  • Italy - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Italy’s MNOs progress with switching off 3G networksItaly’s large telecom market has one of the most progressive fibre sectors in Europe, with regulatory measures encouraging network sharing. The incumbent telco continues to invest in fibre, despite its recent financial difficulties, while the Open Fiber wholesale provider now has a number of retail contracts which have greatly broadened competition in the sector.
     
  • Belize - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Digi deploys over 2,000km of fibre and signs up over 34,000 fibre customersOne 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.
     
  • Venezuela - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Venezuela’s economic crisis stifling the telecoms sectorVenezuela’s fixed-line teledensity was relatively high for the region before the steady growth in the number of lines came to an end in 2015. Since then, the number of lines has plummeted, and by late 2020 teledensity had fallen to about 18.
     
  • Poland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Polish government presents August 2021 deadline for 5G auctionsPoland’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.
     
  • Sweden - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Sweden completes 5G spectrum auctionSweden’s telecom market includes mature mobile and broadband sectors which have been stimulated by the progressive investment of the main telcos in developing new technologies.
     
  • Netherlands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Netherlands expecting second 5G auction in mid-2022The Dutch telecom market is gradually migrating to upgraded platforms as modernisation schemes undertaken by telcos make steady progress. KPN is steadily replacing its copper access network with fibre, while the MNOs are also closing down their GSM and 3G networks and repurposing their spectrum and physical assets for LTE and 5G.
     
  • Estonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Estonia’s MNOs prep for delayed 3.5GHz 5G auctionEstonia’s competitive telecom market continues to progress with a range of regulatory measures which have enabled alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent telco Telia Estonia.
     

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  • Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Jordan strives to develop its digital economyJordan is host to a growing number of ICT companies and has emerged as a technology start-up hub for the Middle East. This has been made possible due to a focus on ICT education and a regulatory environment supportive of ICT investment.
     
  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Oman’s MNOs side with Ericsson for major 5G network buildsFor many years Oman’s mobile market was a duopoly between the incumbent telco Omantel and its challenger Ooredoo Oman. In February 2021, Vodafone Group and Oman Future Telecommunications consortium secured a license to operate the Sultanate’s third network, with services being under the Vodafone Oman brand.
     
  • Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Singapore’s regulator issues provisional 5G licensesSingapore has become a world leader in telecom services, combining effective competition, high-quality fixed and mobile networks, and a progressive regulatory environment.
     
  • Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Hong Kong government helps subsidize 5G projectsHong Kong’s small telecom market is among the most highly developed globally. The territory’s emphasis on new technologies has seen it provide widescale fibre-based broadband infrastructure, while 5G services have been available since April 2020.
     
  • Democratic Republic of Congo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    DRC to secure access to Google’s Equiano submarine cableThe Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) was under a 30-year dictatorship between 1967 and 1997. Since then the country has continued to suffer from regional wars among rival groups, resulting in considerable social upheaval.
     
  • Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Philippines gains additional telecom market competitionThe fixed line market in the Philippines remains underdeveloped with low penetration in both the fixed broadband and fixed-line markets. This is partly attributed to under-investment in fixed infrastructure, the dominance of the mobile segment and the rapid development of mobile broadband.
     
  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    High-speed broadband market gains momentum in NepalOver the years, efforts to expand the telecom sector in Nepal have met with many challenges. The fixed line market in Nepal remains underdeveloped. A major reason for this is due to the dominance of the mobile segment.
     
  • Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    5G and fibre infrastructure important to the future in TurkeyTurkey’s telecoms sector continues to make great strides with its 5G implementation. The operators have conducted significant trials, largely supported by Ericsson and Huawei.
     
  • Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Lebanon’s mobile operators handed back to the statePrior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that has swept the world, Lebanon was progressing well with its 5G plans, with the major operator Touch having launched the country’s first 5G base station in September 2019.
     
  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Oman’s MNOs side with Ericsson for major 5G network buildsFor many years Oman’s mobile market was a duopoly between the incumbent telco Omantel and its challenger Ooredoo Oman. In February 2021, Vodafone Group and Oman Future Telecommunications consortium secured a license to operate the Sultanate’s third network, with services being under the Vodafone Oman brand.
     

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