DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 9, 2019--

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.

Key Developments:

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

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Market analysis

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historic overview

4.2 Regulatory projects

4.3 Regulatory authority

4.4 Privatisation of Telecom Vanuatu

4.5 Liberalisation

4.6 Interconnect

4.7 Spectrum

4.8 National ICT Policy

4.9 Universal Access Policy (UAP)

5 Competition issues

6 Fixed network operators

6.1 Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL)

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 National telecom network

7.2 International infrastructure

8 Broadband access market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

9 Mobile communications

9.1 Market analysis

9.2 Mobile statistics

9.3 Mobile broadband statistics

10 Mobile infrastructure

10.1 Mobile technologies market share

10.2 GSM, 3G

10.3 4G LTE

10.4 Major mobile operators

11 Mobile handsets

Companies Mentioned

  • Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH)
  • Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL)
  • Digicel Vanuatu

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/7c4iix

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KEYWORD: VANUATU AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SOURCE: Research and Markets

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PUB: 08/09/2019 08:58 AM/DISC: 08/09/2019 08:58 AM

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