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Vanuatu - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

February 2021 | 70 pages | ID: V4D7B83A2613EN
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Improved international connectivity driving broadband service uptake

For many years, GSM was the primary mobile technology for Vanuatu's 300,000 people. Recent infrastructure projects have improved access technologies, with a transition to 3G and, to a limited degree, to LTE. Vanuatu has also benefitted from the ICN1 submarine cable and the launch of the Kacific-1 satellite, both of which have considerably improved access to telecom services in recent years. Vanuatu's telecom sector is liberalised, with the two prominent mobile operators Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (operating as TVL) and Digicel Vanuatu offering effective competition.

While fixed broadband penetration remains low, the incumbent operator is slowly exchanging copper fixed-lines for fibre. A number of ongoing submarine cable developments will also assist in increasing data rates and reduce internet pricing in coming years.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus is continuing to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. 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. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Key developments:
  • Launch of the Kacific-1 satellite to improve broadband capacity and access;
  • ICN2 cable expected to be ready for service later in 2021;
  • Gondwana-2 international submarine cable due for completion in early 2022;
  • Report update includes an assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, regulator's market data for 2018, recent market developments.
Companies covered in this report include:

Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH), Vodafone Vanuatu (formerly Telecom Vanuatu), Digicel Vanuatu
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 Historical Overview

5 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

5.1 Historic overview
5.2 Regulatory projects
5.3 Regulatory authority
5.4 Privatisation of Telecom Vanuatu
5.5 Market liberalisation
5.6 Interconnect
5.7 Spectrum
5.8 National ICT Policy
5.9 Universal Access Policy (UAP)
5.10 Competition issues
5.11 SIM card registration

6 MOBILE MARKET

6.1 Market analysis
6.2 Mobile statistics
6.3 Mobile broadband
6.4 Mobile infrastructure
6.5 Major mobile operators

7 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

8.1 Vodafone Vanuatu

9 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

9.1 National telecom network
9.2 International infrastructure

10 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

11 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level country statistics and telecoms authorities Vanuatu 2020 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Vanuatu 2013 2022
Table 3 Total gross telecom revenue 2014 2019
Table 4 Mobile revenue by service (VUV million) 2014 2019
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 6 Mobile traffic by service 2014 2019
Table 7 Percentage of mobile connections by technology 2018; 2025
Table 8 Smartphone penetration 2018; 2025
Table 9 Mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2026
Table 10 Mobile data traffic 2014 2019
Table 11 Vodafone Vanuatu - key financials 2018 2020
Table 12 Total international outbound call minutes traffic 2014 2019
Table 13 Mobile ARPU by service (VUV per user per month) 2017 2019
Table 14 Development of Vodafone Vanuatu's financial data - 2018 2020
Table 15 Vanuatu Fixed internet ARPU 2016 2020
Table 16 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 17 Development of fixed line revenue 2016 2019
Table 18 Total fixed line call traffic 2014 2019
Table 19 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 20 International internet bandwidth 2014 2017
Chart 1 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 2 Mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2026
Chart 3 Development of Vodafone Vanuatu's financial data - 2018 2020
Chart 4 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 5 Development of fixed line revenue 2016 2019
Chart 6 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Exhibit 1 Telecom Vanuatu Limited historical snapshot
Exhibit 2 Major submarine cables with landing points in Vanuatu 2020
Exhibit 3 Kacific satellite broadband


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