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Maldives - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1222510
  • Report
  • Region: Maldives
  • 25 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Dhiraagu
  • Focus Infocom
  • Ooredoo Maldives
  • Thuraya
  • Wataniya
  • MORE
Ooredoo Maldives Completes IPO, Raising $26 Million

Although the Maldives has a population of only 348,000 the telecom market is bolstered by the considerable influx of tourists. Steady growth in recent years has attracted international investment, including the Qatar-based Ooredoo Group. The vibrant tourist sector helps to account for the unusually high mobile penetration rate, though multiple SIM card use is also widely adopted. In, addition a large number of expatriate workers require SIM cards on a semi-temporary basis
The two licensed operators, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu) and Ooredoo Maldives, have both invested in HSPA and LTE infrastructure, providing national coverage with the former and expecting to provide coverage with the latter to all populated islands by the end of 2017. This development has encouraged the take-up of mobile broadband services among subscribers. Both operators also provide fixed-line services.

The country has given priority to telecom infrastructure upgrades, with considerable success. There is a well-developed national network, though investment has been concentrated in the capital Malé as well as in the tourist resort islands. The submarine cable connection to Sri Lanka improved international bandwidth and helped reduce access pricing for end-users. A second submarine cable linked the archipelago to India in 2006. Additional cables linking the main atolls has substantially strengthened domestic connectivity. This was augmented by a new inter-island National Submarine Cable network contracted by Ooredoo Maldives: the 1,200km nationwide system, which came into service at the end of 2016, supports traffic demand arising from increased use of mobile broadband and fibre. In 2016 international internet bandwidth increased 37%.

Key Developments:
  • Ooredoo launches Faseyha Home Broadband' service nationally via its LTE network
  • Dhiraagu completes upgrade of the fixed broadband network in Malé
  • Ooredoo and Huawei Marine complete nationwide submarine cable project
  • mobile penetration passes 250%
  • Ooredoo Maldives completes IPO
  • both mobile operators extend national LTE coverage
  • report update includes the regulator's market data to August 2016, operator data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Dhiraagu, Wataniya, Ooredoo Maldives, Focus Infocom, Thuraya, Cable & Wireless Communications.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Dhiraagu
  • Focus Infocom
  • Ooredoo Maldives
  • Thuraya
  • Wataniya
  • MORE
1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview

5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.2 Telecommunications plans
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Telecommunications Regulation 2003

6. Fixed network operators

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1.1 Domestic satellite service
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Satellite networks
7.2.2 Submarine cable networks

8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Government Network of the Maldives (GNM)
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.3.1 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
8.3.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.3.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.3.4 Other fixed broadband services
8.3.5 Satellite internet

9. Mobile market
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Regulatory issues
9.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.4 Mobile broadband
9.5 Mobile infrastructure
9.5.1 Digital networks
9.6 Major mobile operators
9.6.1 Dhiraagu (DhiMobile)
9.6.2 Ooredoo Maldives (formerly Wataniya Telecom)

10. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Country statistics Maldives 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2017 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 Maldives' GDP real growth rate 2006 - 2017
Table 8 Dhiraagu financial data 2014 - 2016
Table 9 Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2009
Table 10 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2006 - 2018
Table 11 Fixed-line subscribers by region August 2017
Table 12 International internet bandwidth 1999 - 2016
Table 13 Historical - Internet users 1996 - 2009
Table 14 Internet users 2010 - 2018
Table 15 Fixed broadband subscribers 2002 - 2018
Table 16 Cable modem subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 17 DSL subscribers 2002 - 2016
Table 18 FttP) subscribers 2009 - 2016
Table 19 Historical - Mobile subscribers 1998 - 2009
Table 20 Mobile subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 21 Postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 - 2017
Table 22 Mobile operators and service launch
Table 23 Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2018
Table 24 Dhiraagu mobile subscribers 1998 - 2015
Table 25 Ooredoo Maldives mobile subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 26 Ooredoo Maldives financial data 2011 - 2017
Table 27 Ooredoo Maldives mobile ARPU 2011 - 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2006 2018
Chart 2 - Internet users - 2005 2018
Chart 3 - Mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2018
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  • Dhiraagu
  • Wataniya
  • Ooredoo Maldives
  • Focus Infocom
  • Thuraya
  • Cable & Wireless Communications
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