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Iraq Telecommunications Report Q4 2016

  • November 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 61 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates


>BMI View:
We have made certain forecast revisionston our Q416 report update to account for changes in the Iraqi telecommunications landscape. The mobile market contracted more than 10% in 2015, largely driven by Islamic State (IS) activity and attacks in various parts of the country. The market posted further contractions in Q116 before returning to growth in Q216. As government forces ramp up and look to drive IS out of controlled zones, we believe there will be further telecom sector losses in 2017 and 2018, with a return to growth expected in 2019. Despite the challenges, we are positive on the long-term growth potential of mobile and 3G services, but remain sceptical of substantial uptake of mobile financial services, given regional trends in the Middle East and North Africa.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

- The mobile market contracted by 10.2% y-o-y in Q415 as the security situation continued to take its toll, with operators losing 3.29mn subscribers in 2015 and another 122,000 in Q116. Market data suggest that the market returned to growth in Q216, adding 388,000 new subscribers. Nevertheless, we hold a subdued outlook for the next three years based upon the prolonged civil conflict in the country.

- Both Zain and Asiacell's revenues showed some signs of recovery in Q116 with the rate of losses slowing down. Take-up of 3G services throughout 2016 may help to further stabilise ARPUs over the coming quarters. Take-up of Mobile Financial Services, launched by both Zain and Asiacell, may, however, be subject to challenges.

Table Of Contents

Iraq Telecommunications Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Latest Updates and Industry Developments 8
SWOT 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Iraq 2013-2020) 15
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 17
Middle East and North Africa Risk/Reward Index 17
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q416 20
Industry Risk/Reward Index 21
Market Overview 22
Market Drivers and Trends 22
Mobile 22
Mobile Operator Data 28
Wireline Voice and Broadband 28
Regulatory Development 31
Regulatory Overview 31
Industry Risks 31
Main Development: Government Seeks Fourth Operator 32
Additional Developments 32
Competitive Landscape 34
Table: Key Players Iraq Telecoms Market 34
Table: Selected Operators' Revenues (USDmn) 34
Table: Mobile Market Overview 35
Table: Zain Iraq 35
Table: Asia Cell 36
Table: Korek 38
Company Profile 39
Asiacell 39
Iraqi Telecommunication and Post Company (ITPC) 43
Zain Iraq 46
Demographic Forecast 50
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Iraq 1990-2025) 51
Table: Key Population Ratios (Iraq 1990-2025) 51
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Iraq 1990-2025) 52
Table: Population By Age Group (Iraq 1990-2025) 52
Table: Population By Age Group % (Iraq 1990-2025) 53
Glossary 55
Table: Glossary Of Terms 55
Methodology 57
Industry Forecast Methodology 57
Sources 59
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 59
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 60
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 61

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