DUBLIN--(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rgpmtk/jordan) has announced the addition of the "Jordan Telecommunications Report Q3 2012" report to their offering.)--Research and Markets (
The Jordan Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, telecommunication associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Jordan's telecommunications industry.
BMI's analysis of the Jordanian telecoms market this quarter incorporates market data published by the telecoms regulator the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) and leading service providers.
These are France Télécom-backed Jordan Telecom (Orange), Zain Jordan, Qatar Telecom (Qtel)- owned wi-tribe and Bahrain Telecom (Batelco)-owned Umniah. Our five-year forecast for the mobile, fixed and broadband sectors have been updated this quarter following the publication of YE11 market data by the regulator and Q112 operational and financial data by some service providers.
The latest regulatory data for the mobile market related to the end of December 2011. According to the regulator, there were 7.482mn mobile subscribers in Jordan at the end of Q411. This was a penetration rate of 118.2%, up from 112.6% at the end of Q410. At the time of writing, Zain and Umniah had published subscriber data that were in line with our growth expectations. As a result, we have left our mobile forecast unchanged this quarter and expect mobile subscriptions to reach 9.7mn by 2016, reflecting a penetration rate of around 140.7%.
The main risks to our growth forecasts is a slowdown in rural rollout as operators are tempted to focus mobile data networks in order to drive revenue growth. Despite Jordan's high mobile penetration rate, BMI believes a considerable proportion of the population is yet to own their first phones considering the result of a study by the regulator in December 2011, which showed that almost 40% of phone users in the country had at least two mobile lines.
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