Technology, Media & Telecoms is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors and a major innovator, with important spillover effects on all other industries. It is both a source and a carrier of knowledge, supporting the acquisition and building of innovation capabilities in individuals, businesses and public organisations. In today’s era of digital transformation, emerging disruptive technologies and new business models, the Technology, Media & Telecoms sector creates new markets, improves operating performance and brings about efficiency gains and economies for the entire society.
Activities associated with Technology, Media & Telecoms are the manufacturing of semiconductors, electronic components and optical media, and production of a variety of hi-tech consumer goods, such as computers, laptops and mobile phones. It also includes media publishing, software development, motion picture and sound recording, and radio and television broadcasting. Telecommunications, data processing, networking and internet services are also part of this industry.
China is further extending its lead as the largest ICT market globally, leading in terms of number of mobile and internet users, while still retaining a lot of potential. The sector is of fundamental importance to the development of China’s ...View more details
China’s telecommunications sector reported steady growth in the first quarter of 2020, with the total revenue of the industry rising by 1.8% y/y to RMB 338.3bn. The fixed-line revenue generated by China’s three major telecom operators - ...View more details
Brazil was hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which by end-June 2020 had killed close to 60,000 people and had virtually halted the economy. Before the pandemic, Brazil was still slowly recovering from the 2015-2016 economic recession. ...View more details
The mobile telephony subsector is set to undergo a big change, as the current duopoly of PLDT Inc and Globe Telecom Inc will be challenged by the entry of a third player, DITO Telecommunity Corp. On the back of this development, this subsector has ...View more details
Thailand saw its Internet economy grow to USD 16bn in 2019 from USD 6bn in 2015, driven by sustained increase in penetration of mobile and broadband services in the country. The mobile and fixed broadband subsectors are intensely competitive with few ...View more details
In the fourth quarter of 2019 China's telecommunications industry continued to undergo dramatic changes due to the commercialisation of 5G technology. It was a period of intensive 5G infrastructure development and technological upgrade. The official ...View more details
In 2018, the Polish telecommunications sector was responsible for 1.9% of the country's GDP (vs. 2% in 2016), while the entire ICT sector accounted for 5.6% of GDP (vs. 4.9% in 2017) and employed around 220,000 people. The Polish telecom market is a ...View more details
The ICT sector is in a dynamic environment, as it is in the midst of evolving technology, changing government policy, heightened competition and shifting consumer demand. The focus on the ICT sector has increased as it is the key enabler of ...View more details
Indian ICT is a dynamic sector which both shapes customer needs and reflects the country’s fastchanging demographic and social situation. More affordable smartphones and falling voice and data service prices have catered to this group’s ...View more details