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Within InfoCom’s Rest of World region: Brazil leads in FTTP growth due to aggressive fibre network expansion, popularity of product bundles

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2017-11-22

Based on InfoCom’s quarterly monitoring of fixed broadband markets in Rest of World region (includes China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Canada, USA, and Brazil), Brazil recorded the highest YoY growth in FTTP subscriptions of 57% YoY (2.3m connections). The growth was mainly attributed to the implementation of "Brasil Inteligente" program that targets 53% - 70% coverage of Brazilian municipalities with fibre optic...

Cashless is more: proximity mobile payments widespread in China and taking off in Thailand, other Southeast Asian markets trail behind

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2017-11-02

The popularity of smartphones has given birth to a gamut of mobile-based services with mobile payment services among them. However, in many markets, particularly in Asia, mobile payment has yet to take off since many still prefer transactions in cash. In Asia, China is one of the successful examples of proximity mobile payments. Payment via mobile is quite widespread in the country with many merchants from fruit stalls to...

FTTH network expansion fuels Oman’s fixed broadband growth

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2017-10-19

As per InfoCom’s Country Snapshot report on Oman, fixed broadband subscriptions in the country registered a steady increase in subscriptions due to the increasing availability and take-up of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. As of end-2016, the Sultanate registered 174 000 fixed broadband subscriptions. InfoCom expects this to grow further to around 215 000 by end-2017 as operators such as Omantel expands FTTH to more ar...

Vietnam on track to reach more than 9m FTTH connections in 2017

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2017-10-16

As per InfoCom’s Country Snapshot report, FTTH connections in Vietnam continued to grow significantly due to the increasing coverage of fibre broadband network and take-up among consumers. By end-2017, InfoCom expects FTTH connections to reach more than 9.3m in light of the government’s plan to connect a majority of Vietnamese households to high-speed broadband network by 2020. This report provides an update to key s...

In 2Q17: Slovakia leads Eastern Europe in terms of fixed broadband growth due mainly to the increasing take-up of product bundles

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2017-09-12

In 2Q17, Eastern Europe had more than 49.6m total fixed broadband subscribers – an increase of 4% year-on-year. xDSL subscriber base continued to contract this period registering 9% YoY decline. This was due to the increasing demand for higher bandwidth connections among users, particularly, FTTx. However, some Eastern European countries still managed to gain additions this period, led by Slovakia posting 6% YoY increase ...

In 2Q17: Deutsche Telekom achieves the highest fixed access lines growth among Western European incumbents mainly due to its ongoing IP migration

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2017-08-22

Swisscom (-15.3% YoY) continued to register the highest access line loss in Western Europe triggered by intensive competition and declining demand for fixed telephony. On the other hand, DT still had the highest growth in total access lines (3.1% YoY) due to the increase in unbundled lines and VoIP subscriptions brought about by its ongoing IP migration. Indeed, Deutsche Telekom reported that they have already migrated 14...

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