Iran Telecommunications Report Q1 2016

  • ID: 3499741
  • November 2015
  • Region: Iran
  • 54 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Following years of underperformance due to limited foreign investment and lack of advanced mobile data services, the launch of 3G/4G service by the Iran's two leading mobile operators has offered a major boost to subscriptions and value growth. This positive trajectory will be sustained over the coming years, as the expected lifting of sanctions from 2016 and allocation of new licences attract increased investment to the market. Iran's strict censorship of the Internet and the large number of inactive SIMs on operators' networks pose the main downside risks to our growth outlook.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments
- Net mobile additions of 9.7mn in 9M15 was driven by newly available 3G/4G services, and prompted an upward revision to our growth forecasts. We now project total mobile subscriptions to reach 129.1mn in 2015, 19% of which will be using 3G/4G services.

- Growth in the wireline segment will be more subdued, as availability of mobile data services weighs on demand for wireline services. Nevertheless, planned allocation of wholesale wireless broadband licences poses an upside risk to our forecast of 9.9mn subscriptions by 2019.

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Industry Forecast

Latest Updates

Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Iran 2012-2019)

Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Key Trends In Industry Risks And Rewards, Q116
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q1 2016

Market Overview


Market Drivers & Trends


Wireline Voice & Broadband


Regulatory Development
Table: Iran's Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities

Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players: Iranian Telecoms Market
Table: Key operator revenues (USDmn)
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: MTN Irancell
Table: Hamrahe Aval (Mobile Communications Company of Iran)
Table: Taliya (Rafsanjan Industrial Complex)

Company Profile

Telecommunications Company Of Iran (TCI)

MTN Irancell

Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Iran 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Iran 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Iran 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Iran 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Iran 1990-2025)

Table: Glossary Of Terms


Industry Forecast Methodology


Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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Telecommunications Company Of Iran (TCI)
MTN Irancell

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