Pakistan Telecommunications Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Pakistan Telecommunications Report

Pakistan Telecommunications Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Pakistan Telecommunications Report
Published Oct 15, 2016
60 pages — Published Oct 15, 2016
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Mobile is a cheaper and more reliable alternative to wireline voice and broadband services. The market is far from saturated and, as operators push deeper into rural areas, so subscription growth rates will be sustained. ...The figure will rise to more than --.-mn by end of ----. Wireline broadband growth has been impacted by the decommission of WiMAX and older technologies, as well as the cannibalisation of the dedicated mobile broadband market by cheap voice-and-data smartphone services. There will be -.--mn broadband subscribers by ---- as FTTH growth is not fast enough to outpace mobile broadband, a cheaper alternative that is preferred. Consolidation in the mobile market will proceed, with the national regulator giving the green light for Mobilink s acquisition of Warid. Telenor successfully acquired the -x--MHz spectrum in the ---MHz band for an estimated USD---mn.

...-G/-G mobile users totalled over --.-mn at the end of H---, representing -- of the total mobile market. Although increased use of non-voice services is reported, gains are neutralised by high taxes and termination rates as well as subsidised expansion into rural areas. ...Telenor emerged as the sole bidder paying an estimated USD---mn for the airwaves as it gears for renewed competition with chief rival Mobilink at a time when national data demand is surging. The regulatory approval for the Mobilink-Warid deal solidified the market leader s pole position and will exert pressure on other operators, while perhaps leading to stiffer price competition. Underinvestment by PTCL in wireline infrastructure will limit fixed broadband services proliferation in the country. The high cost of broadband and connected devices means that next-generation networks would, in any case, be under-utilized for many years. Nevertheless, mobile broadband will see strong growth in the years ahead due to its affordability and convenience.

...BMI View: We have made some positive forecast revisions for Q--- due to the high growth in the mobile market and the -G/-G adoption rate. We retain our positive outlook for the mobile market up to ----. ...

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