DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Improvements to Internet services are expected with both the build-out of a new submarine cable known as the Coral Sea Cable System which will link PNG to the Solomon Islands, with a connecting cable to the Australian (Sydney) landing station. In addition, the planned launch of the Kacific-1 satellite in late 2019 should also improve broadband satellite capacity for the Solomon Islands.
In recent years, the country has stabilised both politically and economically and this, along with improvements to mobile infrastructure has led to a sharp rise in mobile penetration.
Recent 3G mobile network expansions and upgrades by the two major operators, Our Telekom (operating as Breeze) and Bmobile-Vodafone, are improving mobile services and in turn driving uptake, including an increase in mobile broadband subscriptions. While the first 4G LTE services were launched in late 2017 in the capital Honiara; it is still 3G, and in many cases 2G, which is the main source of mobile telephony.
Various international organisations such as The World Bank and Asian Development Bank have taken a special interest in seeing communication services improved in both the Solomon Islands and Pacific region in general. The Australian government is assisting by providing the majority of funding for the new submarine cable system, with contributions and support also coming from both governments from the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
- Smart phone penetration should almost double between 2018-2025 in The Solomon Islands.
- The first 4G LTE network was launched in November 2017 by Our Telekom.
By 2018 the percentage of mobile connections using 4G LTE services was
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market analysis
4.3 National Development Strategy 2016 - 2035
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historic overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.2.1 Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI)
5.3 Telecommunications Bill 2009
5.4 Licensing fees
5.4.1 Telecommunications supplementary licence fee regulations 2017
5.5 Interconnection adjudication
5.6 Spectrum management
5.7 Broadcasting policy
5.8 Network sharing
6. Fixed network operator in Solomon Islands
6.1 Solomon Telekom Co Ltd (Our Telekom)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure (submarine, satellite)
7.2.1 Satellite networks
7.2.2 Submarine cable
8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Market analysis
8.1.1 Internet downloading
9. Digital economy/digita media
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Market analysis
10.1.1 Historical overview
10.1.2 Current market
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Mobile broadband statistics
10.4 Mobile infrastructure
10.4.1 GSM, 3G
10.4.2 4G LTE
10.5 Major mobile operators
10.5.2 Bmobile / Vodafone
11. Mobile content and applications
11.1 m-Banking (payments/loans)
12. Mobile handsets
- Our Telekom (Breeze)
- Kacific Broadband Satellite
- Solomon Island Submarine Cable Company.
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