PTC Broadband Reports

The PTC Broadband Reports provide key decision-makers, industry professionals, and other stakeholders with a knowledge base for developing common methods and approaches to best serve the needs of citizens and bridge the knowledge divide. Each report concentrates on an individual micromarket and offers insights into the key features that will push broadband forward in that and other non-obvious emerging markets with different dynamics and resources throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Countries examined to date include Fiji, Myanmar, and, most recently, Indonesia.

Each report is available below at no cost courtesy of PTC and its members. Donations are welcome. All contributions help make subsequent PTC Broadband Reports possible.

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Indonesia Broadband Report

Indonesia: Connecting Diversity (2015)

The third PTC Broadband Report, Indonesia: Connecting Diversity, covers Indonesia's broadband and mobile environment as well as the innovative strategies underway to expand access and capacity in the country.

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Myanmar Broadband Report

Myanmar: Telecoms' Last Frontier (2014)

This second PTC Broadband Report provides an in-depth analysis of Myanmar's current broadband/mobile environment, including the challenges and opportunities of deployment in this unique greenfield market.

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Indonesia: Connecting Diversity (2015)

The third PTC Broadband Report, Indonesia: Connecting Diversity, covers Indonesia's broadband and mobile environment as well as the innovative strategies underway to expand access and capacity in the country.

As Indonesia’s newly elected president tackles comprehensive reform and best use of ICTs, this report provides a baseline for understanding the opportunities in this emerging market. Original research, including economic modeling and perspectives of in-country scholars, industry executives and government officials, rounds out the study’s findings. We profile successful approaches to the broadband market and identify off-the-radar telecom markets. Needed reform in critical areas including education, technical training, agriculture, business practices, and government policy is also analyzed in terms of telecom growth in this large consumer market and developing enterprise market. The report merges brings together scholarly study and current industry experience to provide a practical and immediate focus on Indonesia's market.

Key questions addressed in the report include:

  • Given low ability to pay for services, what is the path to increasing use of the Internet and mobile data services in Indonesia?
  • How can a culture of broadband use be cultivated as Indonesia moves forward?
  • What steps can help address Indonesia’s economic inequality through ICTs?
  • How have policy and regulation affected the current telecom environment?

Chapter Overview

Chapter 1. Introduction: Background to Indonesia’s Telecom Market
Chapter 2. Indonesia’s Potential: Prevailing Research on the Telecom Market and Economic Development
Chapter 3. Industry Landscape
Chapter 4. Indonesia’s Policy and Regulatory Dynamics
Chapter 5. Enabling Indonesia’s Mobile/Broadband Growth
Chapter 6. The Economics of Indonesia’s Broadband
Chapter 7. Defining Demand: PTC Indonesia Survey Findings
Chapter 8. Conclusions

Myanmar: Telecoms' Last Frontier (2014)

This second PTC Broadband Report provides an in-depth analysis of Myanmar's current broadband/mobile environment, including the challenges and opportunities of deployment in this unique greenfield market.

Key questions addressed in the report include:

  • What factors will impede and accelerate economic and social reforms needed to support telecom market development?
  • How can demand and the market environment best be cultivated?
  • What are the risks and opportunities for telecom investment and adoption?
  • To what extent can experiences in other markets provide insight?
  • What lessons from Myanmar are relevant to other markets in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond?

Chapter Overview

Chapter 1. Introduction: Making the Leap
Chapter 2. Myanmar’s Telecom Environment
Chapter 3. Demand for Services in Myanmar: Mobile User Survey Results
Chapter 4. Building the Infrastructure: Constraints
Chapter 5. Institutional Capacity: Myanmar Was Not Built in a Day
Chapter 6. Telecom Leadership: Policy & Regulatory Developments
Chapter 7. Human and Intellectual Capital Restraints: The Need for Investment In Education and Data Collection
Chapter 8. Logistical Constraints
Chapter 9. Inside Perspective of Myanmar's Prospects for Growth
Chapter 10. Applications to Support Societal Needs: Government, Education and Healthcare
Chapter 11. Enterprise Markets: Banking & Finance, Trade, Tourism
Chapter 12. Myanmar’s Current Political Environment
Chapter 13. Developing Myanmar’s Telecom Market: Wrap-Up

Broadband in Fiji: A Micromarket Case Study (2013)

This first PTC Broadband Report provides an in-depth analysis of Fiji’s broadband environment, including the issues, challenges, and opportunities concerning broadband deployment in the country and elsewhere across Asia-Pacific.

Key questions addressed in the report include:

  • How can demand and the market environment best be cultivated?
  • Who will pay for and maintain the infrastructure? How will commercial viability be achieved?
  • To what extent can models from other markets provide insight?
  • What lessons from Fiji are relevant to other markets?

Chapter Overview

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Fiji’s National Broadband Plan
Chapter 3. Overview of Fiji’s Telecom Sector and Broadband
Chapter 4. The Business Case for Fiji: Cultivating Demand and Building Capacity with Usage
Chapter 5. Demand Scenarios
Chapter 6. Who Will Pay for the Infrastructure?
Chapter 7. Broadband Attributes in Emerging Markets
Chapter 8. Conclusions
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