Estonia’s competitive telecom market continues to progress with a range of regulatory measures which have enabled alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent telco Telia Estonia. Fixed-line infrastructure upgrades have been focussed on fibre, and the legacy DSL network has gradually been replaced.
The Polish competition authority has cleared the acquisition by Cellnex Telecom, an operator of wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures, of Polkomtel Infrastruktura.
Poland’s liberalised telecom market has seen considerable development in the broadband and mobile sectors. The incumbent telco, Orange Poland, dominates the broadband market and has invested in fibre infrastructure to support the growing adoption of bundled services among customers.
Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed has stated that social media firms must register a local unit and obtain a licence if they wish to offer services in the market.
The demand for data-based services in the Pacific region is growing, aligning with similar trends around the world. In particular, the demand for mobile broadband is increasing due to mobile services being the primary and most wide-spread source for internet access across the region.