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Bangladesh - Mobile Market Overview, Forecasts, and Broadcasting Product Image

Bangladesh - Mobile Market Overview, Forecasts, and Broadcasting

  • Published: December 2013
  • Region: Bangladesh
  • 26 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

After deregulation of the mobile market and the entry of two new operators (bringing the total number of mobile providers to five) in 2005, Bangladesh witnessed a period of booming growth in mobile subscriber numbers. While growth has slowed somewhat over the last two or three years, the market continues to expand in a healthy fashion. Foreign investment interest has also continued to be high. This report describes how the mobile market is growing and the impact this growth is having on the developing nation, as well as providing an outline of the main players. The introduction of 3G mobile services is also covered. The report also has a brief overview of the TV broadcasting sector.

Key Developments:

the first 3G licence in the country was awarded to Teletalk;
the state-owned operator launched a pilot 3G offering in September 2012;
although the 3G licensing process for private operators had become bogged down for some time, the planned auction was expected to take place in early 2013;
the auction was finally held in September 2013;
four operators - GrameenPhone Banglalink, Robi Axiata and Bharti Airtel - acquired 3G spectrum in the auction;
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1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Bangladesh’s mobile market
2.2 Background
2.3 Mobile licences
2.3.1 2G licences
2.3.2 3G licences
2.3.3 4G licences
2.4 Mobile statistics
2.5 Forecasts – mobile services – 2015; 2020
2.6 Regulatory issues
2.6.1 Infrastructure sharing
2.6.2 Spectrum allocation
2.6.3 SIM registration
2.6.4 Ringtones
2.6.5 Tax on mobile services
2.7 Major mobile operators
2.7.1 CityCell (PBTL)
2.7.2 GrameenPhone
2.7.3 Orascom Telecom (Banglalink)
2.7.4 Robi Axiata (formerlyTMIB/AkTel)
2.7.5 Teletalk
2.7.6 Airtel Bangla (formerly Warid Telecom)
2.8 Mobile data services
2.8.1 Mobile broadband
2.8.2 Mobile services – university admissions
2.8.3 Mobile banking
3. Broadcasting
3.1 Overview of broadcasting market
3.2 TV Channels
3.3 Free to Air (FTA) broadcasting
3.3.1 Bangladesh Television (BTV)
3.4 Cable TV (CATV)
3.5 Satellite TV
3.5.1 ATN Bangla
3.5.2 Boishakhi
3.5.3 BTV World
3.5.4 Channel i
3.5.5 Ekushey Television (ETV)
3.5.6 NTV
3.6 Consolidation and convergence
4. Notes on scenario forecasts
5. Related reports
Table 1 – Mobile subscribers – 1996 - 2013
Table 2 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – September 2013
Table 3 – Market share by operator – September 2013
Table 4 – Mobile internet subscribers and penetration – 2012 - 2013
Table 5 – Mobile services monthly ARPU – 1998 - 2011
Table 6 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 7 – CityCell (PBTL) subscribers – 1999 - 2013
Table 8 – GrameenPhone subscribers – 1998 - 2013
Table 9 – Orascom Telecom subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 10 – Axiata (Bangladesh) subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 11 – Teletalk subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 12 – Airtel subscribers – 2007 – 2013
Table 13 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2012
Table 14 – Key broadcasting statistics – 2012
Table 15 – Proportion of households with TV – 1998 - 2012
Table 16 – Cable TV subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Chart 1 – Bangladesh mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2013
Chart 2 – Bangladesh mobile operator market share – November 2012
Chart 3 - Major mobile operator subscribers - 2007-2012
Exhibit 1 – Mobile operators in Bangladesh – 2013
Exhibit 2 - The Village Pay Phone (VPP) Program

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