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Kazakhstan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Aug 2016

Category :

Broadband

No. of Pages : 44 Pages

By 2016 revenue growth for the country’s telecoms markets was slowing markedly, and has gone into decline in early 2016, according to figures Kazakhstan’s Statistics Agency.

Kazakhstan’s mobile market has experienced particularly strong growth over the last decade or so. The mobile subscriber growth rate in 2015 and 2016 was very low as the market reached over 31 million subscribers in 2016. The mobile market is now highly mature and saturated. Further slow growth is also predicted over the next five years to 2021. In March 2016 Sweden’s Tele2 Group completed a deal to combine its assets in Kazakhstan with those of rival mobile operator Altel in a move which reduces the number of players in the market from four to three.

All four of Kazakhstan’s cellular operators are expected to have 4G LTE networks live in all regional capitals by the third quarter of 2016, and to have expanded services to most cities by the end of 2016.

The fixed broadband market in Kazakhstan remains relatively underdeveloped, due to the dominance of the mobile broadband, which is in turn driven by the dominance of the mobile sector. By 2016 penetration had only increased marginally.

Kazakhstan has a mature and developed mobile broadband market. Market penetration increased rapidly from 23% in 2010 to 57% in 2013. Since then the market stabilised and has been growing at a more moderate rate. Penetration by 2016 reached 61%.

The number of fixed telephone lines in Kakakhstan, is slowly declining as the mobile segment continues to expand. International Internet bandwidth capacity increased dramatically over the past few years.

In May 2016 the two telcos signed a MoU covering the development of new services and the opening of new international traffic routes between the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Key developments:

  • Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) is to forge stronger ties with Kazakhtelecom.
  • The government announced that Kazakhtelecom (KT) is in line for privatisation over the next four years to 2020 via a public share offer.
  • Kazakhstan’s mobile market has experienced particularly strong growth over the last decade or so
  • All four of Kazakhstan’s cellular operators are expected to have 4G LTE networks live in all regional capitals by the end of 2016.
  • The number of fixed telephone lines in Kakakhstan, is slowly declining as the mobile segment continues to expand.

Table of Contents

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

4. Telecommunications market

4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Recent Developments
4.3 Overall Market Revenues
4.4 Background

5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.2 Market liberalisation
5.3 Privatisation
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Background
5.4 Number Portability (NP)

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Kazakhtelecom
6.1.1 Fibre Optic Network
6.2 Astel
6.3 Ducat (formerly Kazintel)
6.4 KazInformTelecom (KIT)

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 Next Generation Network (NGN) development
7.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
7.4 Fibre networks
7.4.1 Trans Asia-Europe (TAE)
7.4.2 Recent Developments
7.5 International infrastructure
7.5.1 Overview
7.5.2 Satellite networks
7.5.3 KazSat satellite series
7.6 Specific IT developments
7.6.1 Cloud Computing

8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Overview
8.2 Internet statistics
8.3 Broadband statistics
8.4 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
8.4.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
8.5 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.5.1 FttB
8.5.2 Fixed wireless (WiMAX)
8.6 ISP market
8.6.1 Kazakhstan Online
8.6.2 Nursat
8.7 Kazakh Network Information Centre (KazNIC)
8.8 Ashyk Alem Project

9. Mobile market
9.1 Market Overview and Analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Mobile broadband
9.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
9.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
9.5.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

10. Mobile infrastructure
10.1 Digital networks
10.1.1 Introduction
10.1.2 3G
10.1.3 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)

11. Major mobile operators
11.1 Statistics
11.2 Kar-Tel (Beeline)
11.2.1 4G LTE Network Rollout
11.3 K’Cell (GSM-Kazakhstan)
11.4 Kar-Tel (Beeline) / Altel
11.4.1 Merger
11.4.2 Altel
11.4.3 Tele 2 Kazakhstan

12. Digital economy
12.1 e-Commerce
12.2 e-Government

13. Digital Media
13.1 Videostreaming - Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)

14. Related reports

List of Table

Table 1 – Country statistics Kazakhstan – 2016
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2016
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2016 (e)
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2016 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2016 (e)
Table 6 – National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 – Kazakhstan’s GDP real growth rate – 2006 - 2015
Table 8 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 – 2016
Table 9 – Historical - Fixed-line subscribers in urban areas – 2009 – 2013
Table 10 – Internet users – 1996 - 2016
Table 11 – Fixed internet subscribers – 1996 - 2015
Table 12 – Fixed broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2016
Table 13 – DSL subscribers (historical) – 2007 - 2014
Table 14 – Cable modem subscribers (historical) – 2007; 2010 - 2014
Table 15 – FttP subscribers (historical) – 2012 - 2014
Table 16 – International Internet bandwidth capacity – 2001 - 2016
Table 17 – Fibre-based internet subscribers – 2008 - 2015
Table 18 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 19 – Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 - 2016
Table 20 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
Table 21 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 22 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 23 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2016
Table 24 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change (historical) – 2013
Table 25 – Mobile operators – market share (historical) – 2013
Table 26 – Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2016
Table 27 – Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile ARPU (historical)– 2006 - 2014
Table 28 – Kar-Tel (Beeline) – fixed broadband subscribers (historical)– 2008 - 2013
Table 29 – K’Cell’s mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2016
Table 30 – K’Cell’s mobile subscribers (historical) – postpaid v. prepaid - 2012 – 2014
Table 31 – Altel’s mobile subscribers (historical) – 2009 - 2013
Table 32 – Altel’s mobile broadband subscribers (historical) – 2010 - 2014
Table 33 – Altel – 4G / LTE subscribers (historical) – 2012 - 2014
Table 34 – Altel’s mobile ARPU (historical) – 2010 - 2014
Table 35 – Tele2 Kazakhstan’s mobile subscribers – 2010 - 2015
Table 36 – Kazakhtelecom’s IPTV subscribers (historical) – 2010 - 2014

List of Chart

Chart 1 - Fixed lines in service and annual change – 2000 - 2016
Chart 2 - Fixed broadband subscribers – 2003 - 2016
Chart 3 – Forecast fixed broadband penetration rates - 2011 - 2021
Chart 4 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2000-2016
Chart 5 - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
Chart 6 - Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2011 - 2016; 2018; 2021
Chart 7 - Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2016
Exhibit 1 – Kazakhtelecom’s modernisation program for telecommunications – 2004 - 2007

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