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Is Recent Growth in Asia’s Fixed Broadband Sector Set to Slow?

The market for fixed broadband services in the Asia-Pacific region has expanded rapidly in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent between 2005 and 2017.

The region was home to more than 549 million fixed internet customers at the end of 2017, up 14 percent from 482 million 12 months earlier.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Eastern Europe: the Baltic States

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been keeping tabs on regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, and provisional auction dates.

Continuing our series about the 5G auctions—which began last month with our overview of Western Europe—we now head east to examine the 5G landscape.

Today we’ll look at the state of play in the Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

Wireless Services in Europe: A Mixed Bag for Operators

Europe’s wireless market has seen customer totals decline in recent years as operators place less emphasis on winning new users and more on earning from their existing subscribers while wiping inactive accounts.

There were around 1.045 billion cellular subscribers across Western and Eastern Europe at the end of 2017, down from 1.048 billion a year earlier.

At it’s peak in 2015 there were 1.052 billion subscribers.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: The United Kingdom and Beyond

The United Kingdom and Ireland are two of the first countries to stage full-fledged 5G auctions. As we round out our coverage of 5G auctions in Western Europe, we’ll review what’s happening in these countries, as well as the UK Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

You can circle back and read our coverage of Nordic countries, the region between Austria, France, and the Netherlands, as well as Portugal, Spain, and Mediterranean countries.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Portugal, Spain, and Around the Mediterranean

There's no shortage of news coming out of Western Europe about planned 5G spectrum auctions.

This is just the kind of thing our GlobalComms team was engineered for. We've already covered the 5G situation across Nordic countries, as well as the nations between France and Austria in earlier posts. (And we've since tackled the British Isles.)

That brings us around the Mediterranean and toward the Atlantic, with headlines from Greece, Italy, Portugal, San Marino, and Spain. 

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: From Austria to France to the Netherlands

There's been a burst of announcements across Western Europe about planned 5G spectrum auctions. As you might expect, our GlobalComms team has been keeping tabs on all of the crucial information. (Check out our rundown of the 5G situation across Nordic countries here. And we've since taken on the nations between France and Austria and the British Isles.)

But we're not done yet. There are more regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, and provisional auction dates to dissect. Today we’ll look at the state of play in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Nordic Edition

Recent months have seen a flurry of announcements across Western Europe regarding planned 5G spectrum auctions.

Our GlobalComms team has been keeping tabs on all of the crucial information: regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, provisional auction dates, etc. Today we’ll look at the state of play in the Nordic markets, with a focus on Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. (Check out similar rundowns of countries around the Mediterraneanthe nations between France and Austria, and the British Isles.)

There are 17.5 Million Fixed Broadband Customers in Africa. How Does That Compare Globally?

The fixed broadband market in Africa has witnessed continued growth in recent years, despite a household penetration rate that remains in single digits.

Only 7 percent of African households subscribed to high speed internet services at the end of 2017. (Compare that to the Middle East’s 38 percent, which is next in line.)

Mergers and Acquisitions are Reshaping Eastern Europe. Here's How.

We may be less than halfway through the year, but 2018 has already seen the announcement of two major multi-country telecom operator sales in Eastern Europe. Norwegian powerhouse Telenor and UK-based Liberty Global both took steps to exit the region.

Today we look at the reconfigured telecom landscape and identify the key players to watch.

Latin America’s Broadband Sector Continues its Growth

The fixed broadband market in Latin America and the Caribbean has undergone steady subscriber take-up in recent years, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.9 percent between the end of 2004 and end-2017.

The region was home to 77.4 million fixed high speed internet customers at the end of 2017, up from 72.4 million a year earlier.