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  • Malaysia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Malaysia’s 5G to be supported by new multi-spectrum auctionsMalaysia has developed one of the more advanced telecom networks in Asia, with a focus on deploying new technologies. There is considerable fibre infrastructure in place, while the network operators have made considerable progress in 5G, using a number of vendors.
     

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  • Dominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Dominican Republic proposes 5G tender spectrum for 2021 servicesThe Dominican Republic’s fixed-line teledensity is well below the Latin American average, a legacy of under-investment in network infrastructure over the years.
     
  • Malawi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Malawi calls for a third mobile network licenceMalawi remains one of the world’s least developed countries, with few resources to build efficient fixed-line telecom infrastructure. As a result, the country’s two mobile networks provide the vast majority of connections for voice and data services.
     
  • Mauritius - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mauritius improving international cable connectivityThe island nation of Mauritius has long been a pioneer in the telecom sector. It was the first market in the greater Africa region to launch mobile telecom networks (in 1989), the first to provide a 3G service (2004), the first in the world to develop a nationwide WiMAX wireless broadband network (2005), and one of the first to launch IPTV services (2006).
     
  • Macau - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Macau preps for commercial 5G launchMacau’s sophisticated telecom market boasts the higher mobile penetration rates in the world, as also one of the highest densities of FttP deployment. The liberalised market is managed by a fully independent regulator, and while there is effective competition in the mobile market the fixed-line and fixed broadband sectors are dominated by the former incumbent CMT, though there are a number of licensed ISPs to offer services.
     
  • Malaysia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Malaysia’s 5G to be supported by new multi-spectrum auctionsMalaysia has developed one of the more advanced telecom networks in Asia, with a focus on deploying new technologies. There is considerable fibre infrastructure in place, while the network operators have made considerable progress in 5G, using a number of vendors.
     
  • Mali - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mali’s telecom regulator cites for irregularitiesMali has endured a number of challenges contributing to the poor state of its telecom infrastructure. The country’s topography includes large tracks of sparsely populated desert, with many settlements being hard to reach and so rendering it difficult and expensive to service with effective fixed or mobile networks.
     
  • Rwanda - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Rwandan expands on its regional ITU hub ambitionsRwanda’s steadily developing telecom market has attracted the attention of a range of organisations which have chosen the country as a test bed for internet connectivity projects.
     
  • Côte d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    New subsea cables increase bandwidth for Côte d’IvoireCôte d’Ivoire has two competing fixed network operators though the sector is dominated by Orange Group’s local unit, Orange CI. The company is also the dominant player in the mobile market, followed by MTN and then Moov.
     
  • Benin - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Benin mobile competition to break MTN and Moov duopolyDevelopment 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.
     
  • Thailand - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Thailand’s internet connectivity set to improve with two new submarine cablesThailand’s telecom sector has seen a continuing shift from fixed-line services to the mobile segment. The decline in fixed-line penetration seen in recent years is expected to continue as subscribers migrate to mobile networks for voice and data services.
     

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  • 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
    Increased infrastructure-sharing of mobile towers in OmanThe anticipated launch of a third mobile network operator in the Sultanate of Oman will increase competition in the mobile sector. The current operators Omantel and Ooredoo have a similar and sizeable market share.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Israel conclude multi-spectrum auction for 5GIsrael boasts a highly developed economy and one of its major sectors revolves around high technology products, primarily used in the medical, biotechnology, agricultural, materials and military industries.
     

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