Kazakhstan & Central Asia Telecom Sector Report Q3 2013 by BMI Now Available at MarketPublishers.com

22 Jul 2013 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – With some potential remaining across a number of Central Asian markets, the region faces significant downside risks, which ultimately stunts investment. High levels of political risk have made MTS out of Uzbekistan, and, with bribery claims surrounding TeliaSonera's acquisition of a 3G license, the operator is rumoured to be exiting the region. Government intervention in Central Asia is pervading, with many operators owned by the state and a lack of independent regulators and transparency. Many segments remain underserved but growth of wireless data demand has driven investment in network infrastructure. Over the forecast period, fixed-line voice and fixed internet are unlikely to see similar investment.

The number of fixed lines in Kyrgyzstan decreased from 502,000 in 2011 to 488,000 in 2012, down 2.8% Y-o-Y. The first year of decline in the country is attributed to the lack of investment and wireless substitution for landlines. LTE subscribers for Kazakhtelecom reached 30,000 in the first three months of operation soon after the service was launched in January 2013.

In-demand report “Kazakhstan and Central Asia Telecommunications Report Q3 2013” elaborated by Business Monitor International (BMI) provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications markets in Kazakhstan and its four Central Asian neighbours – Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The study covers the fixed-line, mobile and broadband market segments; presents a detailed SWOT analysis within the countries’ wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment; offers historical data and forecasts to for all the three sectors; examines the regulatory environment; besides providing risk-reward rating for investors. Furthermore, leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, with highlights of their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

Companies mentioned include: Kazakhtelecom, Kyrgyztelecom, Uzbektelecom and Tajiktelecom.

Report Details:

Kazakhstan and Central Asia Telecommunications Report Q3 2013
Published: July, 2013
Pages: 146
Price: US$ 1,295.00

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