The report analyses the situation on the seven telecommunications markets in Central and Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. The study is divided into eight parts plus an executive summary. The objective of the report is mostly to provide the reader with all the important current statistics, but also with an analysis of differences and similarities between the countries under study. The study also contains a resume of the most important events that have influenced the situation in the telecommunications market in the particular countries in recent two years.
-The CEE region still represents much higher potential in terms of further growth in comparison with Western European market, both in terms of number of overall telecoms services subscribers and the market value.
-The level of telecoms per capita spending is relatively low.
-The infrastructure is still strongly underinvested and has significant prospects in this field.
-The market presents considerable potential in terms of broadband infrastructure development and modernisation, including xDSL, LANs on housing estates, FTTH and CaTV networks.
-Mobile operators will keep on investing in 3G/HSDPA/LTE deployment.
-There is a constant interest on the part of foreign companies and investors, both operators and providers of telecoms devices and equipment.
-There is significant potential to sell own products and services, and growing interest on the part of IT vendors, specialising in software solutions for the telecom branch (e.g. ComArch).
-The CEE telecoms sector is very defensive and the most resistant to the financial crisis’ negative effects, thus safe for long-term investment.
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