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  • Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    African regulators continue promoting fibre-based broadband. The development of the fixed-line internet market in Africa continues to be held back by the poor quality of fixed-line infrastructure. In many rural areas there is no infrastructure to speak of, and as a result mobile voice and data service provide the only connectivity option.
     
  • Asia - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    Asia's mobile market heads further towards saturation as developing nations grow strongly. The telecom market across Asia has grown strongly over the past few years. The overall mobile penetration rate on average across the entire Asian region reached over 102% going into 2018, up from 83% back in 2012.
     
  • Australia - Video on Demand, Free-to-Air TV, Pay TV and Digital Media
    Pay TV and Free-To-Air TV under growing threat from Video-on-Demand. There are two major categories of paid online video content: Pay-per-view video-on-demand (PVOD) and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services.
     
  • Poland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Poland gears up for 5G trials in 2019. Poland’s liberalised telecom market has seen considerable development in recent years, with the regulatory environment having been shaped by EU principles designed to facilitate competition and encourage competing operators to enter the market.
     
  • Africa - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    African MNOs under pressure from SIM card registration. Mobile telephony remains by far the dominant telecom service across Africa, accounting for more than 90% of all telephone lines on the continent.
     
  • Middle East - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    Middle East mobile operators begin to see rising data revenues. On a global level, we saw the mobile operators in the developed markets begin international expansion a few years ago, when it became clear that the mobile markets were saturated and revenue growth opportunities were limited.
     

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  • Yemen - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Access to telecommunications services is vital given the humanitarian issues in Yemen Yemen is a unique market for telecommunications providers to operate in because the ongoing civil conflict has resulted in around 75% of the population reportedly needing humanitarian assistance.
     
  • Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    African regulators continue promoting fibre-based broadband. The development of the fixed-line internet market in Africa continues to be held back by the poor quality of fixed-line infrastructure. In many rural areas there is no infrastructure to speak of, and as a result mobile voice and data service provide the only connectivity option.
     
  • Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Fibre-based broadband operating licenses awarded in Lebanon Lebanon has been working on improving its fixed infrastructure in recent years, driven by the telecoms minister Jamal Jarrah. In 2017 plans were introduced which would see new landlines and fibre-optic networks installed as well as faster DSL services.
     
  • Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Rising mobile broadband penetration continues to drive Mongolia’s telecoms marketMongolia possesses a liberalised and competitive telecoms market served by multiple competing players and an incumbent operator that no longer holds a dominant share of its market.
     
  • Tajikistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Tajikistan's telco sector continues to face strong challengesOf all the former Soviet republics, Tajikistan’s telecommunications infrastructure was arguably the least developed. With a telecom network that was near total collapse, the government had the daunting task of bringing it up to modern standards.
     
  • India - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    India’s fixed broadband market remains highly under-developed due to the dominance of the mobile platform and in turn by the uptake of mobile broadband. Fixed broadband penetration is expected to grow at a moderate rate over the next five years to 2022 from a very small base.
     
  • India - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    India’s mobile market dominates the local telecom sector with its large subscriber base and revenue numbers, as well as the huge capital investment by operators. It has continued to be a highly competitive market in which a large number of providers have been battling to increase market share.
     
  • India - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    India continues to be one of the fastest growing major telecom markets in the world. It is also one of the largest. Sweeping reforms introduced by successive Indian governments over the last decade have dramatically changed the nature of telecommunications in the country.
     
  • Vodafone Australia
    Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) was formed following the merger of Vodafone Australia with Hutchison Telecoms, each entity owning half of the new company. Hutchison and Vodafone now operate under the business name VHA, with products still marketed under the Vodafone brand.
     
  • Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Bahrain demonstrates progress towards 5G readinessBahrain’s telecommunications industry is guided by its Fourth National Telecommunications Plan which focuses on fibre-optic infrastructure deployment and establishing affordable prices for high-speed access.
     

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  • 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, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    MVNOs are making an impact in OmanThe mobile sector in Oman has become more and more competitive in recent years, due to both the market becoming saturated as well as the rise of MVNOs.The two mobile operators, Omantel and Ooredoo Oman, are beginning to feel the impact of the MVNOs with both Friendi and Renna capturing more and more subscriber market share each year.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mobile broadband subscribers grew substantially in Papua Neisw 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.
     
  • 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 although the market is dominated by three players. High mobile penetration has resulted in intense competition to gain new subscribers hence the market was quick to embrace LTE.
     
  • 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.
     

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  • 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, reaching about 130% by late 2017. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 intensified competition between players.
     
  • Belarus - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Belarus’s wholesale mobile provider beCloud trialling 5GBelarus’s economic growth has stalled in recent years, with GDP showing negative growth between 2015 and 2017. Although inflation has been brought down to more manageable levels since the hyper-inflationary year of 2011, it remains high while the value of the Ruble has fallen in relation to other currencies, including the Euro.
     
  • Telstra Corporation Limited
    Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications provider offering a full range of telecom services throughout Australia. The company provides basic access services to most homes and businesses, local and long-distance telephone call services, and mobile and internet services.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Mobile Network Operators and MNVOs
    The Australian mobile market is dominated by the three major mobile network operators Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone (VHA). These have been able to offer LTE services on a wholesale basis since 2016, thus encouraging growth in the LTE sector.
     
  • Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mozambique progresses with plans to merge TdM with mCelAlthough delayed by the long civil war which ended in 1992, Mozambique was one of the first countries in the region to embark upon telecom reform.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Spectrum Auctions
    Radio spectrum for mobile phone services in Australia was first auctioned in 1997. Subsequently, spectrum was divided and traded between players to support new mobile services, most notably high speed mobile data services using HSPA or LTE technologies.
     
  • Australia - Mobile Broadband - Statistics, LTE and 5G
    Increasingly in an era leaning further to mobile data than voice, mobile networks must offer sufficient performance for customers.The three LTE networks operated by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone have developed rapidly during the past three years as these players strive to provide an infrastructure capable of meetings customer demand for mobile broadband services.
     

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