Belarus Telecommunications Report 2013

  • ID: 2373006
  • January 2013
  • Region: Belarus
  • 105 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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  • BelCel
  • Beltelecom
  • BeST
  • Company Monitor
  • Company Profiles
  • Cosmos TV
  • MORE

BMI View:

The Belarusian telecoms sector remains underdeveloped compared to the majority of markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Furthermore, development remains hamstrung by the extent of state ownership of key players in the market, including wireline incumbent Beltelecom and mobile market leader MTS Belarus. The state's control of backbone infrastructure has also stymied development of the value added services sector. However, there are signs of liberalisation, such as the ongoing effort to divest the government stake in MTS, as well as infrastructure investment by the incumbent - including the expansion of international gateways and the roll-out of FTTH networks. If momentum towards liberalisation accelerates, the Belarusian market holds among the greatest potential in the region considering the strong consumer outlook over the medium term.

Key Data

- Mobile subscriptions contracted y-o-y to Q312, with a net loss of 420,000 subscriptions, as the penetration rate declined to 114.3%. This was the result of extensive subscription discounting by Turkcell owned BeST and was the first y-o-y decline to have occurred in the mobile market.

- Fixed-line subscriptions READ MORE >

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  • BelCel
  • Beltelecom
  • BeST
  • Company Monitor
  • Company Profiles
  • Cosmos TV
  • MORE

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Belarus Mobile Industry SWOT 6

Belarus Wireline SWOT Analysis 7

Belarus Political SWOT 8

Belarus Economic SWOT 8

Belarus Business Environment SWOT 8

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 10

Central And Eastern Europe 10

Central And Eastern Europe Risk/Reward Ratings, Q113 13

Belarus 15

Industry Forecast Scenario 18

Mobile 18
Table: Belarus Telecoms Sector - Mobile Historical Data And Forecasts 18

Table: ARPU - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2009-2076 20

Fixed-Line 22
Table: Belarus Telecoms Sector - Fixed-Line Historical Data And Forecasts 22

Internet 24
Table: Belarus Telecoms Sector - Internet Historical Data And Forecasts 24

Market Overview 26

Mobile 26

Regional Perspective 26
Table: Belarus Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 26

Key Developments 27

Mobile Growth 28

Market Shares And Net Additions 29
Table: Belarus Mobile Subscribers, September 2012 (000') 29
Table: Subscriber Net Additions, Q311-Q312 ('000) 31

Subscription Mix 31

Usage (ARPU/MOU) 32

Networks 34

Mobile Content/Value Added Services 37
Table: Top 10 sites in Belarus (unique users) 38

Value-Added Services Timeline 40
Table: Selected VAS Services 40

Mobile Operator Data 41
Table: Market Overview 41
Table: Velcom 41
Table: MTS Belarus 42
Table: BeST 43

Mobile Content 44

Regional Outlook 44

Fixed-Line 48

Internet 51

Wi-Fi 53

Cable 54

WiMAX 55
Table: Wireline developments 57

Industry Trends & Developments 60

Regulatory Environment & Industry Developments 62

Overview 62

Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities 62

Licensing And Spectrum 63

Tighter Controls on Internet Access 64

Regulatory Developments 65

Competitive Landscape 66

Key Players 66
Table: Key Players: Belarus Telecoms Sector 66

Company Profiles 67

Beltelecom 67

MTS Belarus 73

Velcom (Previously MDC) 78

BeST 81

BelCel 84

Cosmos TV 87

Company Monitor 89

Vendor Profile 89
Table: Revenue By Business Segment (HRK '000) 89
Table: Revenue By Geography (HRKmn) 90
Table: Key Contracts, 2011-2012 93

Country Snapshot: Belarus Demographic Data 94
Table: Belarus' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 95
Table: Belarus' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 95
Table: Belarus' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 96
Table: Belarus' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 96

Glossary Of Terms 98
Table: Glossary Of Terms 98

BMI Methodology 100

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 00
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 00

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 01
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 02
Table: Ratings Indicators 03

Sources 04

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Company Profiles
MTS Belarus
Velcom (Previously MDC)
Cosmos TV
Company Monitor
Vendor Profile

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