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  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    New submarine cable to provide better services for Papua New GuineaOver the past few years, Papua New Guinea has experienced positive GDP growth and the government is currently introducing its national strategy, Vision 2050 which is hoped will further address long-term infrastructure requirements; improve general living conditions and maintain economic stability.
     
  • Vietnam - Mobile Infrastructure - Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    Growth has been flat in Vietnam’s mobile market over the past five years. Market growth has been restrained due to a mature and saturated market. Mobile subscriber growth is also expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022.
     
  • Australia - Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV - Statistics and Analysis
    FOXTEL during the last few years has struggled to increase pay TV penetration in Australia. Viewing habits have also been affected by the advent of catch-up TV services, which are available from the main broadcasters.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    New submarine cable to provide better services for Papua New GuineaOver the past few years, Papua New Guinea has experienced positive GDP growth and the government is currently introducing its national strategy, Vision 2050 which is hoped will further address long-term infrastructure requirements; improve general living conditions and maintain economic stability.
     
  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Supporting digital technologies is a key component of Saudi Arabia’s future strategySaudi Arabia entered 2018 on a positive note with the government announcement of its largest financial budget ever which will support the country’s expansion and diversification plans as part of its Vision 2030 program.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Oman is demonstrating progress in both mobile and fixed telecomsOman has established a progressive mobile sector which has substantial coverage of both 3G and 4G LTE networks. While significant 5G developments are not expected until at least 2020; there have been trials already conducted.
     
  • Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Internet services to improve for the Solomon IslandsThe Solomon Islands relies upon 3G mobile and satellite services as it primary means of both communication and Internet access. In recent years, the country has stabilised both politically and economically – and this, along with improvements to mobile infrastructure – has led to a sharp rise in mobile penetration.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    New submarine cable to provide better services for Papua New GuineaOver the past few years, Papua New Guinea has experienced positive GDP growth and the government is currently introducing its national strategy, Vision 2050 which is hoped will further address long-term infrastructure requirements; improve general living conditions and maintain economic stability.
     
  • Vocus
    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 and acquired Amcom.
     

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  • Spain - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, with effective competition from four MNOs and a growing number of resellers and MVNOs. This competition, together with regulated roaming and mobile termination rates, has driven down the cost of mobile calls.
     
  • Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    In recent quarters Spain’s broadband market has shifted from copper to fibre infrastructure. By mid-2018 fibre accounted for half of all fixed broadband connections. Broadband penetration remains on a par with the EU average, though growth has been stimulated by regulatory measures introduced in 2017 which obliged the incumbent telco Telefónica to reduce wholesale access prices on some submarine cables by up to 35%.
     
  • Spain - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Spain’s telecom market is one of the largest in Europe, supported by a population of more than 46 million. The poor economic climate which followed the GFC in 2008/9 was exacerbated by high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers.
     
  • Slovakia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    Slovakia’s mobile market is served by four mobile network operators, three of which have a pan-European reach. Mobile penetration is relatively high, at about 132% by mid-2018. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 intensified competition between players.
     
  • Slovakia - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Slovakia’s broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with effective competition between the DSL, cable and fibre platforms. DSL remains the dominant technology while the cable sector is particularly strong in urban areas.
     
  • Slovakia - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Despite market liberalisation Slovakia’s incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. The company also dominates the DSL broadband sector, though this can partly be attributed to the effects of a pricing strategy which effectively prevented competitors from making a profit through local loop unbundling, a practice for which it was fined by the European Commission in 2014 and again in 2017.
     
  • Netherlands - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    Growth in the number of mobile subscribers in the Dutch market has faltered in recent years, though there remains growth in the M2M and mobile broadband sectors. The decline in the number of traditional SIM cards is partly the result of higher mobile penetration and also of competition on pricing which has meant that subscribers have less cause to acquire SIM cards from different providers to capitalise on cheaper on-net tariffs.
     
  • Netherlands - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    The Netherlands has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the world, the result of large-scale government and municipal investment in broadband infrastructure. The country has comprehensive DSL and cable networks, with operators having invested in technology upgrades to improve data speeds.
     
  • Netherlands - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    In common with other telecom markets in the region, the Dutch market is seeing a continuing decline in the fixed-line voice market as customers migrate to VoIP and mobile platforms for voice calls. In addition, the physical copper infrastructure is being replaced with fibre and as part of the process some customers in rural areas, where the cost of deploying fibre is prohibitive, will be served with 5G for voice and data services in coming years.
     
  • Latvia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Latvian regulator auctions 3.4GHz spectrum for 5G useLatvia’s telecom market has been shaped by the European Union, with the EU’s 2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory Framework being adopted as core components of the sector’s regulatory measures.
     

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