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London, 17th July 2014 – Quantum-Web’s first quarter 2014 telecommunications industry monitoring service, covering over 140 countries, reveals how in the world largest xDSL, Cable Modem, FTTx and LTE markets, the number of connections are correlated to the price of connection expressed in Euros per Gigabyte.

The total number of xDSL, Cable Modem, FTTx and LTE connections  reached 908 million by the end of the first quarter of 2014 (Figure 1). Read more 



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World Fixed and Wireless Broadband Tariffs Analysis Q2 2014

According to Quantum-Web’s Q2 2014 World Broadband Tariffs Analysis, the gap between fixed and wireless broadband prices is still wide. The global average prices of fixed broadband and wireless broadband are €2.30 and €8.58 per Gigabyte respectively.

The price gap between fixed and wireless broadband in Africa is much wider compare to other regions.

The analysis reveals that the average price per Gigabyte expressed in Euro of stand-alone fixed broadband in Africa is €3.41 while that of wireless broadband is the highest (€12.41) compare to the average of other regions (Figure 1). Read more for Fixed and Wireless Broadband Tariffs Analysis Q2 2014



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World LTE Tariffs, Q1 2014

According to Quantum-Web quarterly telecom pricing analysis, in Q1 2014 the global LTE tariffs didn’t show any significant change across different regions compared to the previous quarter.
The European Union with €24.74 per month has the lowest LTE tariff followed by Europe & Central Asia (€26.96), Asia Pacific (€28.28), North and Latin America (€30.69) and Africa with €37.97 per month.  Middle East with average €41.65 per month is the most expensive region among the others. Read more on LTE tariffs are lower in the European Union than the rest of the world


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World Fixed Broadband Forecast Press release

Quantum-Web has estimated that the number of fixed broadband connections worldwide would see an annual growth rate of 5.7 percent during Q4 2013-Q4 2015. The number of fixed broadband connections will grow approximately 78 million over this period reaching 749 million (Figure 1).

According to Quantum-Web biannual forecasting service, the dominant technology will remain xDSL accounting for 55 percent of total fixed broadband connections by Q4 2015. Read more for World Fixed Broadband Forecast

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Despite Growth, Still Room For Improvement


The market analysis review of fourth quarter of 2013 according to Quantum-Web Telecoms Market Monitoring Service shows statistics for broadband usage throughout the world measured in market share by users. While it is often assumed that the North and Latin America Broadband statistics will be the highest, at a share of 166,470,000 they actually come in second and far behind the Asia-Pacific Broadband statistics, with a market share of 289,550,000. (Figure1).

 Figure1- World Broadband Connection, Q4 2013.

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While certain areas of the Asia-Pacific broadband market, such as India and Bangladesh may be far behind their neighbors in connectivity and speed, countries in the market such as Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong more than counter-act those that lag. This is an interesting statistic given that a large part of the Indian GDP is technologically based and also when compared with the high statistic of internet attacks historically centered as coming from the market area.

The EU 27 Broadband statistics puts their market share as 151,530,000 and slightly behind the North and Latin America Broadband market, however, country markets such as the UK are developing at a high rate, making this market one to watch for growth.

The Europe and Central Asia Broadband statistics put this market share at 56,750,000. Even though they include less developed Central Asian countries, the statistics in this market indicate broadband use and adoption is much higher and more readily received than the 9,750,000 market share of the Middle East market. Part of the issue with adoption in the Middle East market has to do with the current lack of an infrastructure capable of handling the delivery requirements of the market over the pre-conceived idea of non-adoption based on poverty and political unrest. In particular, Jordan stands out as a country on the cutting edge of telecom and broadband usage and adoption, focusing on the future and youth, as are Turkey and Israel.

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Qmars Safikhani – Theory and Practice in ICT Forecasting

The 12th International Institute of Forecasters’ Workshop on “Theory and Practice in ICT Forecasting”
Starts: 05/22/2014 08:30AM

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North and Latin America Broadband Tariffs Analysis

A summary of a report on fixed and wireless broadband pricing in Latin and North America regions shows a slight decline as compared to previous quarter

April 25-2014- Recent research was conducted on the fixed and wireless broadband prices and techniques used by service providers for the Latin and North America regions. This concluded that the prices have slightly decreased in comparison to the previous quarter… Read more




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Broadband Pricing in North and Latin America

Broadband Pricing in North and Latin America

In the northern and the Latin America, Broadband Pricing is a very high such that it is one of the places that have the highest prices of broadband in the world. Data shows that in the last three months of the year 2014 the average price paid in the Latin America 78 US dollars for the fixed broadband services. The second place in terms of high prices was the North America with 71 US dollars meaning that the north America pays as twice as the average price paid in Europe which present the lowest expensive region for the fixed broadband with US$38. This is interesting bearing in mind the fact that South and the North America are geographically located but very big gap in terms of the access to the broadband and their penetration.

The northern and the Latin America have the highest price gap between the uncapped and the capped packages for the fixed broadband. This means that capped connections are still very costly in these regions of the world. In terms of broadband data Latin America outdoes all the rest of the world as the most expensive .In this region mobile broadband data costs on average a price of US$23 per gigabit (GB) compared to the US$19 for Africa and the US$ 16.60 for the Middle East. In North America it costs an average of US$21. This means the mobile and the data sectors has a very long way to go in terms of growth in Latin and the North America. However reports show that there is improvement in the mobile technologies and more companies get in competition the prices are most likely going to reduce.

This is not a surprise that Latin America rank ahead of the other regions in terms of broadband price and the highest cost of connections since the price of Internet is still high in these region.

Although statistics shows that Latin America has a very high population compared to south and central America, this means that the north America presents in future a very dramatic and dynamic growth potential especially with Broadband Pricing which are becoming increasingly accessible and affordable to the growing population. It is expected that the digital divide among the two regions of north and Latin America most likely will close as a results of the increase in the number of broadband users in the region.

The Broadband Pricing phenomenon can be attributed to the fact that a greater majority of the people of Latin America lives below the poverty level.


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