Pakistan Telecommunications Report Q3 2016

Date: June 29, 2016
Pages: 56
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)

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BMI View: We maintain a positive outlook for the Pakistani mobile market going forward into our current forecast period through to 2020. Mobilink's plan to acquire Warid received regulatory approval and the consolidation process is now underway. This will put significant pressure on competitors, especially CMPak (Zong), which has few strategic options other than to proceed with a USD1bn investment in its mobile-only business. The deal would not create an excessively-powerful player, but renewed price competition is expected and the negative impact on ARPUs can only be offset by increased uptake of premium services. This will be difficult in the prepaid-centric market, but the merger will at least motivate reviews of current business strategies.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments
  • 3G/4G mobile users totalled 23.166mn at the end of 2015, representing 18.4% of the total mobile market. Although increased usage of non-voice services is reported, gains are neutralised by high taxes and termination rates as well as subsidised expansion into rural areas.
  • Pakistan will hold another spectrum auction in June 2016, this time auctioning off one block of 10MHz paired spectrum in the 850MHz band for an estimated USD395mn. This comes at a time when the national demand for wireless broadband and mobile data is growing rapidly.
  • The regulatory approval for the Mobilink-Warid deal will solidify the market leader's pole position and exert pressure on other operators, while perhaps leading to stiffer price competition.
BMI Industry View
Industry SWOT
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
  Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Pakistan 2013-2020)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Asia Pacific Risk/Reward Index
  Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q316
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Licensing/Spectrum Auctions
Mobile Termination Rates
Mobile Number Portability
Infrastructure and SIMs
Merger Gets Green Lights
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Key Companies
Mobile Operator Data
  Table: Pakistan - Mobile Market Overview
  Table: Mobilink
  Table: Telenor
  Table: Ufone
  Table: Zong Telecom
  Table: Warid Telecom
Company Profile
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited
Telenor Pakistan
Warid Telecom
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Pakistan 1990-2025)
  Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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