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Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

October 2020 | 78 pages | ID: KCB364E5927CEN
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Due to lack of bids Kyrgyzstan cancels spectrum auction

Unlike some neighbouring Central Asian countries, Kyrgyzstan has developed an open telecom sector that has encouraged foreign and domestic investors.

The mobile platform accounts for the vast majority of voice and internet connections. The limited and declining number of fixed telephone lines has restricted the development of fixed broadband services, which has encouraged the mobile network operators to continue to invest in network upgrades. As a result, LTE services are available to about 99% of the population, while fixed-line networks only cover about 70%.

The number of mobile broadband subscribers has grown steadily in recent years, though as with the mobile sector it is expected that the pandemic will severely impact on this growth at least into 2021. From 2022 it is expected that growth will be stronger as subscribers respond to improved network capabilities. The network operators failed to show any interest in a spectrum auction to be held in September 2020 which was cancelled as a result.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:
  • Nur Telecom's LTE infrastructure expanded to cover 99% of the population;
  • State Communications Authority's 2.3GHz spectrum auction fails to attract bids;
  • Fixed telephony continues its decline as customers migrate to the mobile platform;
  • SCA agrees to make available spectrum in the 3.3-5GHz, 2.425-2.95GHz and 3.7-4GHz ranges for mobile services;
  • Report update includes an assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, telecom maturity Index charts and analyses, regulator's market data for 2019, recent market developments.
1 KEY STATISTICS

2 REGIONAL ASIAN MARKET COMPARISON

3 COUNTRY OVERVIEW

4 COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TELECOM SECTOR

4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

5.1 Market overview and analysis
5.2 Background

6 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Mobile network developments

7 MOBILE MARKET

7.1 Mobile statistics
7.2 Mobile infrastructure
7.3 Mobile broadband
7.4 Mobile content and applications

8 MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS

8.1 Operator statistics

9 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

9.1 Background
9.2 Fixed broadband statistics
9.3 ISP market
9.4 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)

10 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

10.1 Kyrgyztelecom
10.2 Other fixed network operators

11 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 Fibre networks
11.3 International infrastructure
11.4 Smart Infrastructure

12 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

13 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

14 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Kyrgyzstan 2020 (e)
Table 2 Development of telecom market revenue (Som billion) 2009 2019
Table 3 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 4 Proportion of the population covered by mobile networks
Table 5 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 6 Mobile operators active subscribers and market share 2019
Table 7 Growth in the number of MegaCom's mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Table 8 Change in the number of Sky Mobile's subscribers 2010 2019
Table 9 Growth in the number of Nur Telecom's mobile subscribers 2013 2019
Table 10 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 11 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2021
Table 12 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2010 2019
Table 13 Lit/Equipped international bandwidth capacity 2015 2019
Table 14 Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual change and penetration 1995 2006
Table 15 Historic - Cable modem subscribers 2004 2012
Table 16 Historic - International Internet Bandwidth 2006 - 2009
Table 17 Historic - Aktel (Fonex) subscribers 2007 2011; 2014
Table 18 Historic - DSL subscribers 2003 2013
Chart 1 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index Central Asia
Chart 4 Development of telecom market revenue (Som billion) 2009 2019
Chart 5 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 6 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 7 Growth in the number of MegaCom's mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 8 Change in the number of Sky Mobile's subscribers 2010 2019
Chart 9 Growth in the number of Nur Telecom's mobile subscribers 2013 2019
Chart 10 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 11 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2021
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country


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