Pakistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analysis 2016 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Pakistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses" report to their offering.

Pakistan's telecom market had been struggling for a long time with the transition from a regulated state-owned monopoly to a deregulated competitive structure. Internet penetration remained low across the country. Broadband growth had almost been negligible for some years, but there were some positive signs in recent years. The big change has been the arrival of mobile broadband in 2014. This has boosted overall broadband growth, helped also by the intense competition in the market place. The granting of 3G and 4G licences has certainly changed the broadband landscape.

The fixed line market in Pakistan remains underdeveloped due to the dominance of the mobile segment. Further, the number of fixed telephone lines is slowly declining as the mobile segment continues to expand. Overall penetration dropped from 2.6% in 2014 to 1.6% in 2015 and 1.3% in 2016.

Growth opportunities in Pakistan are very substantial due to a young population here and rising penetration of mobile services. The country's five active mobile operators - Mobilink, Ufone, Telenor Pakistan, Warid and Zong - were all fighting for a larger share of the market, forcing down prices and subsequently Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU). The operators were shifting their focus to Value Added Services (VAS) in order to improve revenues.

Subjects include:

- Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;

- Facts, figures and statistics;

- Industry and regulatory issues;

- Infrastructure;

- Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU;

- Broadband, VoIP

- Mobile voice and data markets;

- Broadband (FttH, DSL, wireless);

- Mobile, broadband and fixed line forecasts to 2021

Key developments:

- Total investment in the country's telecom sector was steadily picking up after hitting a low point;

- Government efforts to exercise control over the internet continue to draw criticism;

- The E-Government Strategy is ongoing, as Pakistan tries to lift its lowly ranking;

- Mobile broadband services have totally overwhelmed the fixed broadband sector of the market;

- After widespread opposition, the plans for the new tax were cancelled;

- Public Call Offices (PCOs) numbers fell dramatically

- Zong released plans to invest between USD300 million and USD400 million to extend 3G and 4G coverage to 100% and 60% respectively by the end of 2016.

- The PTA auctioned a single concession for 850MHz frequencies

- Zong's 4G offering was growing steadily but still with relatively small number of subscribers;

- Mobile banking was offering expanded opportunities for entrepreneurs;

- Operator Zong complained to the PTA of distortion problems experienced in its allocated spectrum.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Key statistics

2. Telecommunications market

3. Regulatory environment

4. Fixed network operators

5. Telecommunications infrastructure

6. Broadband market

7. Digital media

8. Digital economy

9. Mobile communications

Companies Mentioned

- Dancom Pakistan

- Instaphone. Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd (PTCL)

- LinkdotNet

- Mobilink (PMCL)

- Mytel

- National Telecommunications Corp (NTC)

- NayaTel

- Orascom

- PakNet

- Qubee

- TeleCard

- Telenor Pakistan

- Trans World Associates (TWA)

- Ufone

- Warid Telecom

- Wateen Telecom (subsidiary of Warid Telecom)

- Wi-Tribe

- WorldCall

- Zong (CMPak)

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Related Topics: Telecommunications and Networks, Mobile Networks

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related Topics: Telecommunications and Networks, Mobile Networks