Category Archives: Telecoms

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

Mobile – The Retail Store of the Future?

The market for mobile payments market is expected to quadruple by 2014, reaching $630bn in value, which equates to 5% of total e-commerce sales. The savvy marketers who will capitalize on this opportunity, bringing further revenues and market share to

Mobile – The Retail Store of the Future?

The market for mobile payments market is expected to quadruple by 2014, reaching $630bn in value, which equates to 5% of total e-commerce sales. The savvy marketers who will capitalize on this opportunity, bringing further revenues and market share to

China’s Investment in Fibre Opens Huge Opportunities for IT Vendors – Reaching 200 Million Homes by 2014

China is fast positioning itself as the future global centre for e-commerce, and for the myriad of services which depend on fibre-based IP connectivity. In the same way that China now dominates global manufacturing – based on productive and economic

China’s Investment in Fibre Opens Huge Opportunities for IT Vendors – Reaching 200 Million Homes by 2014

China is fast positioning itself as the future global centre for e-commerce, and for the myriad of services which depend on fibre-based IP connectivity. In the same way that China now dominates global manufacturing – based on productive and economic

Mobile Payments Set to Skyrocket in Next Three Years

World-wide, mobile commerce and peer-to-peer payments are in their infancy. While Japan and Korea are leading, France, Finland, and the U.K. are just moments behind. Key South American and Central American countries are exploring business process and market acceptance of

Mobile Payments Set to Skyrocket in Next Three Years

World-wide, mobile commerce and peer-to-peer payments are in their infancy. While Japan and Korea are leading, France, Finland, and the U.K. are just moments behind. Key South American and Central American countries are exploring business process and market acceptance of