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Bangladesh Telecommunications Report Q3 2016

  • May 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 57 pages

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BMI View: Two mobile operators have announced network upgrades that will boost 3G and 4G take-up.Robi Axiata, which is set to displace Banglalink in terms of mobile subscriber market share through itsmerger with Airtel Bangladesh, has contracted Ericsson as its supplier for hardware, software andintegration services, 3G expansion and 4G network readiness. According to the operator, smartphonepenetration reached 20% at end-2015, up from just 6% two years earlier, and is projected to reach 40% by2018. Grameenphone's parent company Telenor has also signed a five-year network enhancementagreement with Ericsson, which encompasses not only 2G/3G network transformation but also thedeployment of 4G. The operator aims to upgrade all 10,000 of its base stations to be 3G-capable by H116and targets 16mn data users by end-2016 and 50mn by 2019.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- Mobile subscription growth is strong as a result of the move to 3G, but market volatility continues to beproblematic due to price competition and the high incidence of multi-SIM ownership. We forecastsubscriptions to rise from 137.7mn in 2015 to 161.8mn by 2020.

- 3G uptake will be difficult to monitor as few customers will be able to afford smartphones or nonessentialcontent. Life services such as mobile money will drive the data market, but basic applicationswill be as effective over 2G as 3G. We forecast 3G subscriptions to reach 39.4mn by 2020, or 29.0% ofthe total market.

Table Of Contents

Bangladesh Telecommunications Report Q3 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 9
SWOT Analysis 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Bangladesh 2013-2020) 15
Industry Risk Reward Index 16
Industry Risk/Reward Index 16
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q316 18
Industry Risk/Reward Index 19
Market Overview 21
Market Drivers and Trends 21
Mobile 21
Wireline Voice and Broadband 24
Regulatory Development 28
Overview 28
Spectrum 29
SIMs 29
Developments 29
Competitive Landscape 30
Market Structure 30
Table: Bangladesh Telecoms Sector - Key Players 30
Mobile Operator Data 30
Table: Mobile Market Overview 30
Table: Grameenphone 31
Table: Banglalink 32
Table: Robi Axiata 33
Table: Airtel Bangladesh 34
Table: CityCell 34
Table: TeleTalk 35
Company Profile 36
Banglalink 36
Grameenphone 39
Robi Axiata 43
Demographic Forecast 46
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Bangladesh 1990-2025) 47
Table: Key Population Ratios (Bangladesh 1990-2025) 47
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Bangladesh 1990-2025) 48
Table: Population By Age Group (Bangladesh 1990-2025) 48
Table: Population By Age Group % (Bangladesh 1990-2025) 49
Glossary 51
Table: Glossary Of Terms 51
Methodology 53
Industry Forecast Methodology 53
Sources 55
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 55
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 56
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 57

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