Bangladesh Telecommunications Report Q1 2015

Date: November 5, 2014
Pages: 84
US$ 1,295.00
Publisher: Business Monitor International
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Download

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BMI View: Bangladesh's telecommunications market continues to be challenging. There is no clear delineation between the regulatory duties of the government and the independent regulatory authority, making it difficult for new services and products to be approved in a timely manner. The over-complex licensing regime - and the excessive one-off and annual fees associated with licences - represent a further barrier to improving confidence. However, the government intends to overhaul the regulatory system and bring greater clarity to routes to market for all players. BMI does not expect rapid progress to be made, particularly while the state-owned players continue to benefit from government support. Meanwhile, newlylaunched 3G services continue to be rolled out, enabling operators to launch new value-added services to Bangladesh's under-developed broadband sector. However, intense price competition means that success will not translate into attractive returns and we believe the sector would benefit most from competition as well as regulatory reform.

Key Data

Mobile penetration reached 73.7% in 2013 and BMI forecasts this to rise to 87.2% by 2018. However, many consumers own multiple SIMs and it is likely that millions of registered accounts accumulated through seasonal price-led campaigns may be technically inactive. A new tax on replacement SIMs should curtail further multi-subscription accumulation and it seems likely that inactive SIM elimination will cause us to downgrade our five-year forecasts.
BMI Industry View
Mobile SWOT
Wireline SWOT
Business Environment
Industry Forecast
  Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Bangladesh 2011-2018)
Fixed Line
  Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Bangladesh 2011-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
  Table: Asia-Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q115
Market Overview
Regional Perspective
  Table: Bangladesh Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2013
Key Developments
Market Growth
Market Shares
Mobile Content
Mobile Operator Data
  Table: Market Overview
  Table: Grameenphone
  Table: Banglalink
  Table: Robi Axiata
  Table: AirTel Bangladesh
  Table: Citycell
  Table: Teletalk
Asia Mobile Content
Increased Smartphone Adoption A Key Enabler
Mobile Games Sector Competition Intensifies
Three-Year Outlook For Asian Mobile Games
How Mobile Operators Fit In
Key Developments
Fixed-Line Telephony
Industry Trends And Developments
  Table: Market Developments
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Bangladesh Telecoms Sector - Key Players
Company Profile
Robi Axiata
Regional Overview
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Bangladesh's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
  Table: Bangladesh's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
  Table: Bangladesh's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
  Table: Bangladesh's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
  Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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