Belarus Telecommunications Report

Published 11 November 2015

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Quarterly report providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Belarus Telecommunications Report
Product Price

BMI View: Hyperinflation has plagued Belarus in recent years and the recent devaluation to the rouble has made it difficult for operators to affordably source new SIM cards and handsets. International call termination rates have also spiked upwards quite sharply, putting operators under considerable financial pressure. The launch of beCloud's 4G network in late 2015 will allow low-cost advanced services to be deployed, but its wholesale services model could prove unsustainable if third parties cannot afford to interconnect with it.

Strong 3G Uptake Linked To Low Prices
Belarus Mobile Market Forecasts
f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, operators, Belstat

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Approximately 146,000 mobile subscriptions were lost from the market in 9M15, taking the total to 11.624mn. This was in line with expectations and we forecast 11.876mn by the end of the year as Velcom wins new customers through its data-focused operations

  • In the wireline arena, t riple-play services are beginning to be rolled out. Owing to high inflation rates and the poor quality of Beltelecom's local loop, uptake outside urban areas will be slow. There will be 3.913mn broadband accesses by end-2015, rising to 4.173mn by 2019.

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BMI Industry View
Industry SWOT
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Belarus 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Central And Eastern Europe Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index, Q1 2016
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Regulatory Development
Table: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Telecoms Players In Belarus
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Belarus Mobile Market Overview
Table: Velcom
Table: MTS Belarus
Table: Life :) (BeST)
Company Profile
MTS Belarus
Cosmos TV
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Belarus 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Belarus 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Belarus 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Belarus 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Belarus 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Belarus Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Belarus's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Belarus Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Belarus.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Belarus to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Belarusian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Belarus's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Belarus.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.