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  • Australia - Smart Cities and Smart Councils
    With most of the population now living in cities, a clear power shift is taking place – from national, state and provincial governments to city governments. It is at a city level that the current international and national problems end, be it climate change, energy issues, migrants and refugees, affordable housing, traffic congestion or job creation.
     
  • Australia - Smart Cities - National Developments
    The Australian smart city movement only took off in earnest in April 2016, when the government quite unexpectedly launched its National Smart City Plan. Until that time only a handful of cities were active in this space; obviously they received a shot in the arm with the announcement.
     
  • Asia - Telecom Forecasts
    Fixed broadband will see strong growth in some developing Asian markets. The telecom market across Asia has an estimated total of 4.15 billion mobile subscribers by 2017. This sector of the overall market continues to experience moderate growth; however, in the more developed markets, growth is shifting away from a focus on subscriber numbers towards the expansion of new generation platforms and increased data usage driven by value-added services and increased ARPUs.
     
  • Austria - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Telekom Austria invests in XG-Fast technologies to support its NGN. Austria’s telecom market is dominated by the incumbent Telekom Austria and the cableco UPC Austria, though in recent years there has been greater competitive pressure in the fixed-line broadband and mobile sectors.
     
  • Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Caribbean operators ramp up investments in LTE and GPON fibre services. The telecoms sector is one of the Caribbean region’s major growth sectors, particularly in the mobile telephony and data segments.
     
  • Norway - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Norway regulator seeks reduced dependence on Telenor’s network. In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a highly developed digital media sector.
     
  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Japan mobile market moves towards 5G. Japan’s telecommunications sector is one of the most developed markets in the world. Japan’s telecoms market is characterised by customers possessing a willingness to adopt new technologies combined with an increasingly sophisticated interest in the wider application of telephone lines.
     
  • Ghana - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana’s mobile market consolidates with Tigo and Airtel to merge. 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, internet and fixed-line sectors, with a number of new players being licensed to offer services.
     
  • Global Digital and Mobile Media - Video Streaming, Smart TV and Entertainment Industries
    The uptake of entertainment services continues to put pressure on infrastructure. The use of video-based entertainment, TV programs, digital music, social media and gaming continues to rise across the world as the demand from consumers to be entertained continues to grow.
     
  • Lithuania - Telecoms Mobile Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Lithuania’s incumbent telco becomes Telia Lithuania. . Lithuania’s small telecoms market is among the more developed in Europe. A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent Telia Lithuania is still the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors.
     

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  • Australia - Smart Cities and Smart Councils
    With most of the population now living in cities, a clear power shift is taking place – from national, state and provincial governments to city governments. It is at a city level that the current international and national problems end, be it climate change, energy issues, migrants and refugees, affordable housing, traffic congestion or job creation.
     
  • Australia - Smart Cities - National Developments
    The Australian smart city movement only took off in earnest in April 2016, when the government quite unexpectedly launched its National Smart City Plan. Until that time only a handful of cities were active in this space; obviously they received a shot in the arm with the announcement.
     
  • Australia Smart Cities - Case Studies
    While no city can claim to be the leader in the smart city movement there are thousands of examples in the leading cities around the world, and increasingly in Australia also, that have very impressive scores on the board.
     
  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Internet Governance, E-Security and Net Neutrality Insights
    Over the last decade or so the telecoms industry has been at loggerheads with the content providers and distributors (OTT companies) regarding the use of the infrastructure by the OTT players. On one side, we have the people arguing for net neutrality (leave the OTT players alone), and on the other we have the telcos wanting to charge certain players for using their network.
     
  • Australia - National Broadband Network - FttH, FttB roll outs
    By 2016 FttH still dominated the NBN statistics with 75% of all NBN subscribers using this technology. However, this is change rapidly over coming years as the FttH roll out comes to an end (with the exception of greenfield connections).
     
  • Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Overview and Statistics
    Within the market there is a dynamic shift among customers to fibre networks, as this infrastructure is being built out by nbn (NBN Co), the company responsible for the national broadband deployment. Australia’s broadband sector is making improved progress in its migration to a multi-technology NBN.
     
  • Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Internet penetration is low in the Solomon IslandsWhile mobile penetration is considered to be quite high in the Solomon Islands; internet penetration remains very low. Some rural and remote areas still lack access to mobile networks and in areas where it is available - the cost can be prohibitive.
     
  • Asia - Telecom Forecasts
    Fixed broadband will see strong growth in some developing Asian markets. The telecom market across Asia has an estimated total of 4.15 billion mobile subscribers by 2017. This sector of the overall market continues to experience moderate growth; however, in the more developed markets, growth is shifting away from a focus on subscriber numbers towards the expansion of new generation platforms and increased data usage driven by value-added services and increased ARPUs.
     
  • Fiji - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Demand for data services grows steadily in FijiFiji hosts a relatively sophisticated communications infrastructure with the highest mobile and Internet penetration in the Pacific islands. It also has one of the strongest economies in the region with mining an important component of Fiji’s economy.
     
  • Austria - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Telekom Austria invests in XG-Fast technologies to support its NGN. Austria’s telecom market is dominated by the incumbent Telekom Austria and the cableco UPC Austria, though in recent years there has been greater competitive pressure in the fixed-line broadband and mobile sectors.
     

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  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    The mobile market in Papua New Guinea has enormous growth potentialWith a population of more than 7 million people and mobile penetration of around 50%, PNG’s mobile market has enormous growth potential.
     
  • Vocus - M2
    Vocus is an Australian based telecommunications provider with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Its services include co-location, internet, voice, fibre and ethernet services. Vocus merged with M2 Communications in 2016 and acquired Amcom in 2015, a second-tier telecommunications carrier providing fibre, cloud services, IP voice solutions, broadband, data centre, and internet services to corporate and government.
     
  • TPG Telecom Limited
    TPG Telecom Limited provides telecoms and multimedia services in the Australian marketplace. TPG acquired local ISP iiNet. TPG is now Australia's second-biggest provider of fixed-line broadband in Australia with over 1.
     
  • Syria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Maintaining basic telecommunications services has become a priority for war-torn SyriaThe civil war which has been underway in Syria for many years has left a trail of destruction and despair. The serious humanitarian issues have gained the international attention of the global community and efforts are underway to alleviate some of the more urgent needs, such as food shortages and medical attention.
     
  • Israel - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    In 2017 Israel’s mobile market is served by five mobile network operators. In recent years, there have been some changes however with Partner stepping away from its branding partnership with Orange and Golan Telecom becoming available for acquisition.
     
  • Taiwan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    Taiwan possesses a competitive mobile market comprised of six mobile network operators, of which three dominate the market. High mobile penetration means competition is intense to gain new subscribers hence the market was quick to embrace LTE due to the new subscriber opportunity it presented.
     
  • Nextgen Networks (Nextgen Group)
    Nextgen Networks (Nextgen) is a licensed telecommunications carrier and the company specialises in data services for carriers, service providers, government and corporations. The company was also awarded an RSP license for the NBN Co trial areas.
     
  • Nextgen Networks (Nextgen Group)
    Nextgen Networks (Nextgen) is a licensed telecommunications carrier and the company specialises in data services for carriers, service providers, government and corporations. The company was also awarded an RSP license for the NBN Co trial areas.
     
  • Global Mobile Broadband - LTE, VoLTE, LTE-A, LTE-B and 5G - Trends and Statistics
    Long-Term Evolution (LTE) – or 4G – has represented an important growth opportunity for the mobile industry, and operators around the world have invested heavily in rolling out the technology. 5G technology is also now well and truly under development.
     
  • Digital and Mobile Media - Apps, Music, Entertainment, Social Networks and Gaming
    There are a number of sub-sectors which make up the overall global digital media entertainment market and in 2017 many of these are demonstrating enormous growth. This highly competitive market is flourishing on the back of improved mobile and broadband infrastructure and consumers continuing to embrace entertainment services such as gaming, social media, video streaming and music.
     

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  • Czech Republic - Digital Economy and Digital Media
    The Czech Republic’s media market is evolving under the weight of digital TV and convergence trends, with over half the population now receiving TV services digitally. The uptake of IPTV services is growing on the back of more affordable broadband access while the cable TV market has undergone consolidation to create a major player sizeable enough to compete effectively against the telecoms incumbent.
     
  • Czech Republic - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Growth in the Czech Republic’s fixed-line broadband market has slowed in line with higher penetration. The sector has more recently seen stronger growth in the cable sector as the key player UPC continues to upgrade its network to provide far faster services than are available with DSL.
     
  • Czech Republic - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    The Czech mobile market has attracted investment from a number of major European telcos, including Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Group and Telefónica. O2 Czech Republic was sold by Telefónica to an investment firm, the PPF Group, and has been split into a network management business and a separate retail business.
     
  • Australia - National Broadband Network - HFC Networks
    The HFC networks of Telstra and Optus’s are being deployed as part of the NBN, so reducing the overall cost of the project’s rollout. However, nbn’s Corporate Plan for 2017 envisages greater use of FttN in HFC areas, given the mounting cost of connecting premises with HFC.
     
  • Australia - National Broadband Network - FttN and VDSL
    The current NBN plan provide a multi-technology mix rather than be predominantly FttH. Under the new scheme, FttH will connect 20% of premises by 2020, while a further 38% will be served by FttN - using the VDSL technology - and another 34% of will receive services via existing HFC networks.
     
  • Belgium - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    Belgium’s mobile market is served by the three network operators Proximus, Orange Belgium and BASE (owned by Liberty Global’s local unit Telenet) and by a number of MVNOs. Mobile networks have upgraded with HSPA and LTE technologies while Proximus and Telenet have initiated trials to develop services based on 5G.
     
  • Belgium - Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Belgium’s market for bundled services has grown on the back of upgraded cable and DSL infrastructure and by a growing concentration among operators to develop fibre networks. The broadcasting sector is characterised by language variations to accommodate the French and Dutch speaking regions.
     
  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Statistics and Surveys
    The Australian telecommunications market will change dramatically over the next ten years. Accelerated by government policies in relation to broadband infrastructure and the National Digital Economy Strategy these changes will drive the transformation of the telecom industry as well as a range of economic sectors dependent on telecom infrastructure.
     
  • Belgium - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    There is effective competition in Belgium between the DSL and cable platforms, while in recent years government support has also encouraged investment in fibre networks. Telenet, supported by its parent Liberty Global, has invested in developing services based on the new DOCSIS3.
     
  • Belgium - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Belgium’s telecom market has long benefited from comprehensive DSL and cable networks, complemented by limited but increasingly prevalent fibre deployments. Though relatively small, the market has attracted investment from some of the region’s major players, including Liberty Global and Orange Group.
     

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