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  • Zimbabwe - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Zimbabwe government planning merger of TelOne and NetOne pre-saleRevenue from Zimbabwe’s telecom sector has come under pressure from a number of recent regulatory measures and taxes imposed by the cash-strapped government.
     
  • Africa - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    Major MNOs in Africa seek to rationalise business markets Africa is a region in which mobile telephony infrastructure is the mainstay for telecom services. In some markets up to 99% of voice and data connections are via mobile networks.
     
  • Asia - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband
    Leading Asian nations prepare for 5G rollouts Asia’s mobile subscriber market is now witnessing moderate growth in a fast maturing market. Whilst there are still developing markets continuing to grow their mobile subscriber base at moderate to high annual rates, there are few countries left in Asia with significantly underdeveloped mobile markets and low mobile penetration rates.
     
  • South Korea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Korea leads the Asian region with the first launch of 5G services South Korea has transformed its economy to one that is more progressively knowledge based. It has invested significantly in telecommunications infrastructure over past decades.
     
  • Middle East - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband
    5G mobile infrastructure is a key focus in parts of the Middle EastMany countries in the Middle East have substantial mobile infrastructure in place, particularly in the urban areas. It is encouraging to see that some governments and operators are now focusing on improving services in the rural areas.
     

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  • Samoa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    International capacity developments to benefit the telecoms sector in SamoaSamoa was one of the first Pacific Island countries to establish a regulatory infrastructure and liberalise its telecom market.
     
  • Philippines - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    A feature of the Philippines mobile market has been the near duopoly with Smart together with Globe Telecom maintaining a tight hold on the industry. The two leading providers continue to battle to win subscribers and introduce new services, and both lost subscribers during 2017 as the market went through consolidation.
     
  • Philippines - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Fixed broadband penetration in the Philippines remains relatively low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform, which has in turn driven the mobile broadband market.
     
  • Philippines - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    A substantial amount of capital continues to be invested in building telecommunications infrastructure throughout the Philippines.Telecommunications investment in the Philippines will continue to see increasing emphasis on supporting high speed broadband access.
     
  • Panama - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Telefónica sells in Panama unit to Millicom InternationalPanama’s economic prospects remain promising, with GDP growth during the last few years being steady at between 5% and 6% annually. This growth has had a positive effect on the country’s telecom market, which has also grown steadily and attracted considerable investment from significant international operators including Telefónica, America Móvil and Liberty Global.
     
  • Mexico - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    With a population of over 123 million and a fixed-line teledensity of above 18%, Mexico’s fixed-line telecom sector retains significant potential for growth. The market is still dominated by the incumbent Telmex and Grupo Televisa, which together control about two thirds of subscribers, while the mobile market is dominated by Telmex’s sister company Telcel, both being owned by América Móvil.
     
  • Mexico - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    The Mexican mobile market continues to undergo considerable changes in the wake of regulatory efforts to curb the market dominance of Telcel: the regulator in early 2018 obliged the parent company América Móvil to spin off its fixed business from its mobile unit.
     
  • Honduras - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    MIC calls off talks with Liberty Global for Tigo Honduras mergerHonduras is among the poorest countries in Central America and has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom sector reform difficult.
     
  • Guyana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Guyana government budgets for national broadband projectThe only English-speaking nation in South America, Guyana has a small population with one of the lowest GDP rates in the region. Nevertheless, GDP growth has been steady in recent years and economic growth projections to the end of the decade are encouraging.
     
  • Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Cambodia prepares for the launch of 5G servicesDespite its status as a lesser developed country, Cambodia’s efforts to expand and upgrade its telecom infrastructure are bearing fruit. There were between eight and ten mobile operators vigorously competing with each other in a market segment that was growing at a rapid rate.
     

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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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