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  • Middle East - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    Middle East’s mobile operators step up network investmentMobile operators across the Middle East have faced extraordinary challenges since 2020, with the pandemic having impacted on most facets of mobile services and operations.
  • Middle East - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband
    Middle East states’ expansion of 5G showing variable resultsMobile infrastructure in the Middle East has by far the highest population coverage compared to fixed broadband and the region is highly dependent on mobile services.
  • Middle East - Fixed Broadband Market (Bundle 11 reports 2022-2023)
    Middle East’s fixed broadband deployment gains investment interestMost countries in the Middle East region continue to work towards expanding the reach of fixed broadband infrastructure, complementing the wider reach already achieved by mobile networks.
  • Jamaica - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Jamaica licenses its third mobile telecom providerJamaica’s telecom sector has for many years been propped up by the mobile sector, which accounts for the vast majority of internet connections and voice lines.
  • 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.
  • Moldova - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Moldova seeing steady decline in telecom revenueThe Moldovan telecom market has been affected by a combination of high unemployment and economic difficulties which have led to constraints on consumer spend.
  • Iceland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Iceland begins close-down of the PSTNIceland has one of the smallest yet most progressive telecom markets in Europe. The country in 2020 became the top in Europe for fibre penetration. It aims to provide a fixed broadband service of at least 100Mb/s to 99.
  • Malta - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Malta preps for subsea cable connection to FranceMalta’s small telecom sector is among the most advanced in Europe. This has been helped by the topography, which has made it relatively easy for operators to expand the reach of their fibre infrastructure.
  • Dominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Dominican Republic’s telecom sector remains calm and steady in the face of Covid-19 upheavalThe Dominican Republic’s telecom sector continued its solid though unspectacular form throughout 2020 and into 2021, shrugging off the economic turmoil unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain a decade-long run of low but positive growth across all areas of the market.

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  • Burundi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Burundi’s MNOs gearing to launch 5G servicesAmong African countries, Burundi’s telecom market has considerable potential given the significant proportion of the population being under 25 years old. While the very low penetration rates for all services suggests room for growth a significant downside for investors is that the country has a very low economic output.
  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Saudi’s telcos invest internationally to diversify portfoliosSaudi Arabia’s telecom and ICT sectors continue to benefit from the range of programs aimed at diversifying the economy away from a dependence on oil, and establishing a wider digital transformation over the next decade.
  • Russia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Russia scrambles to develop domestically made telecom hardwareThe Russian telecom market is the largest in Europe, supported by a population of about 143 million. The overall market is dominated by the western regions, particularly Moscow and St Petersburg which are the main cities and economic centres.
  • Somalia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Somalia’s regulator consults on national 5G strategySomalia’s economic difficulties in recent years have made it difficult for telcos and the government to sustain investment in infrastructure. The government has also had to contend with militant groups which continue on occasion to force the closure of internet services in many areas of the country.
  • Australia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Aussie telcos contract with SpaceX for national mobile coverageThe Australian fixed telecom sector continues its steady migration from copper to fibre infrastructure, encouraged by NBN Co having greatly increased the number of premises covered by fibre.
  • Kazakhstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Kazakhstan’s Kcell launch’s 5G services following spectrum auctionKazakhstan has one of the most developed telecommunications sectors in the Central Asian region. This is especially true of the mobile segment, where widespread network coverage led to very high penetration rates, though in recent years the market has seen some rationalisation and with the declining number of multiple SIM cards in use the penetration rate fell from the high seen in 2012.
  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Japan’s MNOs step up 5G deploymentsJapan has one of the most modern telecom markets globally, with a particularly strong fibre broadband sector. Compared to many other countries in Europe and Asia, the country was slow to take advantage of LTE, relying for a greater length of time on legacy 3G networks and incremental technology upgrades.
  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Digital Tanzania project gets underway as the MNOs make use of additional released spectrumTanzania’s mobile market enjoys effective competition, though the fixed-line sector remains largely controlled by the incumbent telco TTCL, which has struggled to gain subscribers.
  • Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Hong Kong’s MNOs making use of recently auctioned 5G-suitable spectrumHong Kong telecom sector has capitalised on having a liberalised regulatory environment, high-density housing spread across a small geographical area, and a strategic location at the southern tip of China.
  • United Kingdom - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    UK’s telcos continue to upgrade fixed and mobile networks amid economic turmoilThe UK telecoms market has seen declining revenue for several years, despite gains in subscriber numbers in some of the key growth areas of the market, particularly broadband, as well as in increases in data traffic, which was sustained at a lower level of growth following the easing of travel restrictions imposed during periods of lockdown in 2020.

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