Regulatory cuts and weak economic conditions pull down the Bulgarian telecom market in 2013

TSQ Interactive Database
Published: 2014-05-27

The Bulgarian telecom market continues to shrink, sliding by nearly 10% YoY to EUR 1.2bn in 2013, impacted by regulatory measures as well as very weak macroeconomic climate - including declining population and employment rates - which affected the country’s consumer confidence as well as the demand for services. Forced by a reminder from the European Commission that Bulgaria does not yet apply the existing European legi...

Multi-play offers drive broadband Internet growth in Switzerland

Quarterly Broadband Monitoring
Published: 2014-05-27

Switzerland recorded more than 3.4m fixed broadband subscribers (i.e. xDSL, cable modem and fibre optic) in 4Q13 – a 6% YoY increase, primarily driven by the growing demand for high speed Internet connection linked with the upsurge in multi-play offers. Among the countries covered in Western Europe, Switzerland has one of the highest penetration rates per household, ending the year at 97%, a 6 p.p. YoY rise. Despi...

Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable to shake-up top-10 rankings

Top-10 Broadband
Published: 2014-05-27

Following Comcast's decision to acquire Time Warner Cable, as a result, the CaTV battlefield in the US could get significantly smaller. The proposed deal would merge the two largest CaTV operators in the US – with the result of creating a very large entity with wide service footprint and around 33m pay-TV (video), 32m high-speed broadband (Internet) and 16m telephony (VoIP) subscribers. As of 4Q13, according ...

InfoCom features key challenges and opportunities in the Vietnamese market

Press Release
Published: 2014-05-10

Mobile market controlled by state-owned operators while foreign-backed firms find it difficult to survive — Bamboo firewall unlikely to be amended soon — Competitive environment expected to remain tight.

Stuttgart, Germany - Manila, Philippines — Vietnam's mobile market represents a challenging landscape for potential investors as the privatisation of the telecoms sector is still waiting to happen and the market is...

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