Kazakhstan Telecommunications 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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Kazakhstan Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: Tele2 Kazakhstan and Kazakhtelecom 's mobile subsidiary Altel completed their merger in March 2016. Altel's migration from CDMA to GSM/UMTS/LTE technology has seen the company register impressive subscriber growth as well as increasing its market share. Total revenue from mobile services, as reported by Altel's parent company Kazakhtelecom, grew by 160% to KZT28,291mn (USD81 . 547 mn ) in 2015. This sits well with Tele2's strategy of monetising data traffic, following a 10% q-o-q decrease in its Q415 mobile service revenue despite adding 38,000 new mobile subscribers in the same period.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

  • We envisage moderate mobile subscriber growth of around 3 % in 2016. This would see the market grow to around 26.6mn subscribers at the end of the year. By the end of 2020 we envisage a market of around 27.9mn subscribers. Given the introduction of the technology neutral mobile license, we expect 3G and 4G subscriber numbers to increase to 18.8mn in 2020. This would be equivalent to 67.5 % of the total mobile market.

  • Following TeliaSonera's announcement to divest its Eurasia operations, Turkcell has reportedly offered in March 2016 to acquire full ownership of Fintur Holding as well as of TeliaSonera's direct share in Kcell.

  • Pay-TV /video on demand offers interesting growth opportunities as high demand meets new services from mobile, wireline, cable and satellite providers.

Tele2/Altel Merger Creates Stronger Third Player
Mobile Market Shares (%), 2013-2015
Source: BMI, Operators
BMI Industry View
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Latest Updates And Industry Developments
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SWOT
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Industry Forecast
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Latest Updates
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Structural Trends
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Kazakhstan 2013-2020)
15
Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Central And Eastern Europe Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Table: Central And Eastern Europe Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q3 2016
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Industry Risk/Reward Index
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Market Overview
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Market Drivers And Trends
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Mobile
21
Wireline Voice & Broadband
25
Pay TV/Convergence
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Regulatory Development
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Regulatory Overview
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Liberalisation
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Mobile Number Portability
30
4G Development
30
Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players - Central Asia Telecoms Sector
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Table: Market Overview
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Table: K-Cell
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Table: Beeline
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Table: Altel
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Table: Tele2
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Company Profile
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Kazakhtelecom
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SWOT Analysis
35
Company Overview
35
Strategy
36
Developments
36
Financial Data
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Operational Data
37
Demographic Forecast
39
Demographic Outlook
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kazakhstan 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Kazakhstan 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kazakhstan 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Kazakhstan 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Kazakhstan 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Kazakhstan Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan'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 Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan.

Key Benefits

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

Coverage

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.

Sources

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.