Category Archives: Internet

Broadband remains expensive despite improved international connectivity

Telecommunications in this small Southern African country has undergone transformation from a state-owned monopoly to a privatised national operator, with competition in the mobile sub-sector between two networks, South Africa-based Vodacom and Econet. However, mobile market penetration is still below

Broadband remains expensive despite improved international connectivity

Telecommunications in this small Southern African country has undergone transformation from a state-owned monopoly to a privatised national operator, with competition in the mobile sub-sector between two networks, South Africa-based Vodacom and Econet. However, mobile market penetration is still below

Hondutel looks for foreign investor to solve financial crisis

Among the poorest countries in Central America, Honduras has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom reform difficult. Reform is critical if the country is to address some of the least impressive market statistics in

Hondutel looks for foreign investor to solve financial crisis

Among the poorest countries in Central America, Honduras has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom reform difficult. Reform is critical if the country is to address some of the least impressive market statistics in

EriTel privatisation seen as first step towards market liberalisation

Under a state-owned monopoly on fixed and mobile services, Eritrea is the least developed telecommunications market in Africa with a mobile penetration of only around 6% in early 2013. Solely the internet service provider (ISP) sector is open to competition.

EriTel privatisation seen as first step towards market liberalisation

Under a state-owned monopoly on fixed and mobile services, Eritrea is the least developed telecommunications market in Africa with a mobile penetration of only around 6% in early 2013. Solely the internet service provider (ISP) sector is open to competition.

Fibre networks are sustaining growth in Africa’s Internet and broadband sector

Large parts of Africa have gained access to international fibre bandwidth via submarine cables for the first time in recent years. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. This has

Fibre networks are sustaining growth in Africa’s Internet and broadband sector

Large parts of Africa have gained access to international fibre bandwidth via submarine cables for the first time in recent years. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. This has

Is the Ipad Burying Traditional Media in a Shallow Grave?

Clearly, the iPad is disrupting the traditional market definitions of hardware manufacturers. Arguably, however, tablet computing poses even bigger challenges for media owners. “The proportion of iPad-owning professionals who cease buying DVDs is highest in South America (67%), Asia (60%)

Is the Ipad Burying Traditional Media in a Shallow Grave?

Clearly, the iPad is disrupting the traditional market definitions of hardware manufacturers. Arguably, however, tablet computing poses even bigger challenges for media owners. “The proportion of iPad-owning professionals who cease buying DVDs is highest in South America (67%), Asia (60%)

Mobile Advertising – Buy? Sell? Hold? What’s next for this Billion Dollar Business?

I chuckled when reading a recent article entitled “Why the Pipes are Broken in Mobile Advertising” from that venerable industry magazine, Advertising Age.  The article cited eMarketer’s estimate that mobile ad sales were close to $1 billion and went on

Mobile Advertising – Buy? Sell? Hold? What’s next for this Billion Dollar Business?

I chuckled when reading a recent article entitled “Why the Pipes are Broken in Mobile Advertising” from that venerable industry magazine, Advertising Age.  The article cited eMarketer’s estimate that mobile ad sales were close to $1 billion and went on

Social Media Sites Set to Make $3.3 Billion from Advertising This Year

We just did an assessment of advertising placed on social networking sites and were surprised to find that nearly 20% of all ad spending is by local businesses. Our assumption going into this research was that commercials on social networks

Social Media Sites Set to Make $3.3 Billion from Advertising This Year

We just did an assessment of advertising placed on social networking sites and were surprised to find that nearly 20% of all ad spending is by local businesses. Our assumption going into this research was that commercials on social networks