Pakistan Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Digital Media Statistics and Analyses 2017 – Research and Markets

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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Pakistan
– Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Digital Media – Statistics and
Analyses”
report has been added to Research and Markets’
offering.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments
in Pakistan’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the
Telecoms Infrastructure, mobile, fixed broadband, and Digital Economy
sectors.

Subjects Include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Major players, revenues, subscribers
  • Broadband, VoIP
  • Mobile voice and data markets;
  • Broadband (FttH, DSL, wireless);
  • Mobile, internet, fixed broadband and fixed line forecasts to 2022

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. As well as capital input from the government, the
World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have been active in
providing capital for country’s telecom sector.

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 1.9% in 2015 and 1.5%
in 2017. The market is predicted to decline further over the next five
years to 2022 as the mobile segment continues to grow for both voice and
data/broadband usage.

The country’s mobile operators are all fighting for a larger share of
the market, forcing down prices and subsequently Average Revenue Per
Unit (ARPU). The operators have been shifting their focus to Value Added
Services (VAS) in order to improve revenues.

In 2017 Mobilink and Warid merged their operations into a single brand,
Jazz, which saw the number of mobile operators reduce from six to five.
Further market consolidation is predicted over the next five years as
the operating margins of the major operators come under further pressure.

Two main challenges facing mobile operators in Pakistan remain: a
largely rural population with up to 70% of the population live in rural
areas and difficulty serving those areas of the country that are
politically unstable.

4G network rollouts continue across the country. By 2017 over 30% of
Pakistan population was covered by a 4G network.

Key Developments:

  • Rapid roll out of the 3G and 4G networks has seen strong uptake of
    mobile broadband.
  • The fixed line market remains underdeveloped due to the dominance of
    the mobile segment.
  • This market is predicted to decline further over the next five years
    to 2022.
  • Fixed broadband penetration is Pakistan remains very low mainly due to
    the dominance of the mobile platform.
  • mobile broadband services have totally overwhelmed the fixed broadband
    sector of the market;
  • E-commerce in Pakistan will be a US$1 billion market by 2020.
  • 4G network rollouts continue across the country.
  • Mobilink and Warid merged their operations into a single brand, Jazz.

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

  • Instaphone
  • Mobilink (PMCL)
  • Pakistan Telecommunication Co Ltd (PTCL)
  • PakNet
  • TeleCard
  • Telenor Pakistan
  • Ufone (PTML, PTCL’s subsidiary)
  • Warid Telecom
  • Wateen Telecom (subsidiary of Warid Telecom)
  • WorldCall
  • Zong

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ljdrfv/pakistan

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