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Vanuatu - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - Product Image

Vanuatu - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3822219
  • Report
  • April 2020
  • Region: Vanuatu
  • 62 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Vanuatu has a population of less than 300,000 people and well over 50% of its mobile connections still access 2G services. In addition, it is one of the most vulnerable places on earth in terms of natural disasters and a substantial number of its population do not have access to electricity.

Despite this, telecoms services have progressed significantly in recent years with a liberalised market; the existence of two prominent mobile operators including Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (operating as TVL) and Digicel Vanuatu; the launch of LTE services and introduction of a rural satellite broadband service by Kacific. Over the next few years we will see an increase in both 4G LTE and 3G as 2G declines.

While fixed broadband penetration remains low in Vanuatu, the incumbent operator is slowly exchanging fixed-lines for fibre-optics and there are a number of ongoing submarine cable developments which will assist to increase speeds and lower Internet pricing.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures.

Key Developments:

Vanuatu is benefitting both economically and socially with improved satellite and submarine cable infrastructure telecoms being implemented.

In 2019/2020 an important telecoms development was occurring for Vanuatu with the launch of the Kacific-1 satellite.

Mobile date growth is expected to remain strong in Vanuatu in the coming years.

Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) was acquired by Amalgamated Telecom Holdings as part of its regional expansion.

Assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector.

Companies covered in this report include:

Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH), Vodafone Vanuatu (formerly Telecom Vanuatu Ltd ,TVL), Digicel Vanuatu.
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1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
3.1 Economic considerations and responses
3.2 Mobile devices
3.3 Subscribers
3.4 Infrastructure
3.5 Impact on Vanuatu

4 Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis

5 Regulatory environment
5.1 Historic overview
5.2 Regulatory projects
5.3 Regulatory authority
5.4 Privatisation of Telecom Vanuatu
5.5 Liberalisation
5.6 Interconnect
5.7 Spectrum
5.8 National ICT Policy
5.9 Universal Access Policy (UAP)

6 Competition issues

7 Fixed network operators
7.1 Vodafone Vanuatu Ltd

8 Telecommunications infrastructure
8.1 National telecom network
8.2 International infrastructure

9 Broadband access market
9.1 Introduction and statistical overview

10 Mobile communications
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Mobile broadband statistics
10.4 Mobile infrastructure
10.5 Mobile handsets

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level country statistics and telecoms authorities Vanuatu - 2019
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Vanuatu 2013 2019
Table 3 Vanuatu - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2009 2019
Table 4 Vanuatu - fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2019
Table 5 Vanuatu - mobile subscribers and penetration 2009 2019
Table 6 Vanuatu - mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2019
Table 7 Vanuatu percentage of mobile connections by technology 2018; 2025

List of Charts
Chart 1 Current mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration rates in countries to benefit from the Kacific-1 satellite

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Vodafone Vanuatu at a glance
Exhibit 2 Telecom Vanuatu Limited historical snapshot
Exhibit 3 Kacific satellite broadband
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  • Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH)
  • Vodafone Vanuatu (formerly Telecom Vanuatu Ltd ,TVL)
  • Digicel Vanuatu.
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