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

  • February 2017
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 22 pages

Mobile growth subsides in Turkmenistan in an increasingly mature market
Turkmenistan's telecommunications market in this poor and predominantly rural country is relatively small. Its telecom services were considered to be the least developed of all the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries when they took shape. Since then, poor growth in telecom services can be attributed to a large extent to the slow development of the private sector and state control over most economic activities. Efforts to move towards a more market-oriented economy have been limited. In the telecoms sector there has been some progress, but this limited progress has in turn been overwhelmed by significant setbacks.

Turkmen Telecom has been the primary provider of telecommunication services, and through a subsidiary, TM-Cell, it has been operating a GSM mobile network in competition with a private mobile operator, MTS Turkmenistan, a subsidiary of the Russian-based MTS. Not surprisingly it has been the mobile services that have been dominating the expansion activity. Turkmenistan's mobile market has experienced very strong growth over the last few years, however the market has moved closer to a saturation phase with a subsequent slowing in the growth rate. Market penetration reached 148% in 2016. Market penetration in the mobile market is predicted to reach between over 150% by 2021.

Turkmenistan has experienced a number of problems relating to communications technology. Despite recent efforts to upgrade the country's telecom infrastructure, the telephone network remained poorly developed and many villages have been left without telephone services. Fixed line penetration over the past four years has been increasing slowly from a relatively small base. Penetration increased to only 12% in 2016.

The penetration of internet users in Turkmenistan has been growing moderately over the past four years from a relatively small base. Penetration has increased from 10% in 2013 to 12% in 2014, 15% in 2015 and 17% in 2016. Broadband access remains limited in scale and nature. Fixed broadband penetration reached less than 1% by 2016 and penetration is predicted to continue to remain low over the next five years to 2021.

Key developments:

The country's first communications satellite has been successfully launched.
The penetration of Internet users has been growing moderately over the past four years from a relatively small base.
Internet growth has been hindered by severe government controls. Strict controls remain in place.
Turkmenistan's mobile market has experienced very strong growth over the last few years.
However the mobile market has moved closer to a saturation phase.

Table Of Contents

Turkmenistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 Background
3.2 Economy
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Historical Overview
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
6. Government policies - Censorship
7. Fixed network operators
8. Telecommunications infrastructure
8.1 Overview of the national telecom network
8.2 Fibre Networks
8.3 Satellites
9. Fixed-line broadband market
9.1 Introduction and statistical overview
9.2 Broadband statistics
9.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
9.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Mobile market
10.1 Market Overview and Analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
11. Major mobile operators
11.1 Operator Statistics
11.2 MTS-Turkmenistan (formerly Barash Communications Technologies (BCT))
11.3 TM Cell (Altyn Asyr)
11.4 Asgabat Saher Telefon Ulgamy (ASTU) (New Operator)
12. Digital Media
12.1 Music
12.1.1 Introduction
12.1.2 Local Developments
13. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Turkmenistan 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Turkmenistan's GDP real growth rate 2003 - 2016
Table 8 Fixed lines in service and penetration 1991 2016
Table 9 Fixed broadband subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 10 Internet users 1999 - 2016
Table 11 International internet bandwidth capacity 2002 - 2016
Table 12 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration rates 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 13 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 - 2016
Table 14 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 15 Mobile operators and systems
Table 16 Subscribers and Market share by Mobile Operator 2016
Table 17 MTS mobile subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 18 Historic - MTS mobile ARPU 2004 - 2005; 2008 - 2014
Table 19 TM Cell mobile subscribers 2009 - 2016
Chart 1 - Fixed lines in service and Penetration - 2000 - 2016
Chart 2 Fixed Broadband subscribers and annual change 2000 - 2016
Chart 3 - Mobile subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2016

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