Oman Telecommunications Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Oman Telecommunications Report

Oman Telecommunications Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Oman Telecommunications Report
Published Oct 08, 2016
57 pages — Published Oct 08, 2016
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Saturation and price competition mean that the prospects for a third operator to enter the market and generate organic growth are slim. Nevertheless, we expect modest growth driven by rural expansion as well as by continued migration of existing customers to -G and -G services. ...A further softening of ARPU is anticipated as MVNOs continue to exert downwards pressure on prices and heat up competition with the existing two major mobile carriers. A further issue that will weigh on profitability is the fact that Oman continues to be heavily dominated by low-cost prepaid subscriptions and the operators have still been unable to successfully migrate prepaid subscribers to high-value post-paid data plans. We are estimating that the monthly blended ARPU will dip to OMR- by ----. ...A further issue that will weigh on profitability is the fact that Oman continues to be heavily dominated by low-cost prepaid subscriptions and the operators have still been unable to successfully migrate prepaid subscribers to high-value post-paid data plans. We are estimating that the monthly blended ARPU will dip to OMR- by ----.

...Omantel and Ooredoo are beginning to capitalise on growing demand for more complex, converged services by consumers and businesses alike. With few organic growth opportunities left to them, the operators are looking to deepen the relationship with customers. -G/-G upgrades will be an important growth driver, with subscription numbers reaching -.---mn by ----, or -- of the market. Wireline voice telephony market reversed negative growth trend from Q---due to the limited impact of mobile and IP substitution effects. The rate of decline is slowed by continued demand for wireline broadband access. ...Wireline broadband forecast to see nominal growth as xDSL upgrades peak and cannibalisation by fibre and -G takes effect. The mobile broadband market will shrink as customers move to voice-and-data plans.

...BMI View: The issue regarding licensing a third mobile operator in Oman has receded. Saturation and MVNO-driven price competition do not make it viable for a start-up to enter this mature market. ...

  
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