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Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q3 2016

  • May 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 50 pages

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BMI View: Despite several risks to economic growth and investment that include ongoing politicalinstability and weak oil prices, Bahrain's mobile and wireline telecoms sectors continue to display healthylevels of competition and measurable benefits for telecoms customers. Bahrain still generates the secondmost attractive returns for operators in the Middle East and North Africa region. The ability to offer fixedand mobile services means that the country's three mobile operators can offer bundled services includingtriple-play and quadruple-play services. Investment in next-generation access technologies, such as fibreto-the-x, will meet the growing demand for high-speed connections. However, we continue to believe thatthe growth of the broadband market will be primarily driven by the proliferation of dedicated mobilebroadband connections supported by investments in 3G and 4G network infrastructure.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- Bahrain's mobile market reached 2.54mn subscriptions at the end of 2015, for a penetration rate of184.6%. We continue to expect the mobile subscriber growth rate to slow substantially in coming yearswith average annual growth of around 1.0% between 2015 and 2020. The discounting of inactive SIMs isa downside risk to our growth forecast.

- The launch of LTE has boosted the 3G/4G market, which reached 1.41mn subscriptions at the end of2015, equivalent to 55.5% of the total mobile market.

- We estimate that Bahrain had 540,000 dedicated broadband internet connections at the end of 2015,equivalent to a penetration rate of 39.2%. We now forecast an average annual growth rate of 3.0%between 2015 and 2020, with dedicated broadband penetration rising to just over 42.0% and 625,000subscriptions in 2020.

Table Of Contents

Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q3 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Latest Updates and Industry Developments 7
SWOT 9
Telecoms 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Bahrain 2013-2020) 14
Industry Risk Reward Index 15
Table: Mena Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q316 17
Bahrain Industry Risk/Reward Index 18
Market Overview 20
Market Drivers and Trends 20
Mobile 20
Wireline Voice and Broadband 23
Pay TV/Convergence 24
Regulatory Development 26
Licensing And Spectrum 26
Mobile Termination Rates 27
Competition Policy 27
SIM Registration 28
Competitive Landscape 29
Table: Key Players: Bahrain Telecoms Sector 29
Key Data 29
Table: Bahrain Mobile Market Overview 29
Table: Batelco 30
Table: Zain 30
Table: VIVA 31
Company Profile 32
Batelco 32
Zain 36
Demographic Forecast 39
Demographic Outlook 39
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Bahrain 1990-2025) 40
Table: Key Population Ratios (Bahrain 1990-2025) 40
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Bahrain 1990-2025) 41
Table: Population By Age Group (Bahrain 1990-2025) 41
Table: Population By Age Group % (Bahrain 1990-2025) 42
Glossary 44
Table: Glossary Of Terms 44
Methodology 46
Industry Forecast Methodology 46
Sources 48
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 48
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 49
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 50

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