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Maldives - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1222510
  • Report
  • November 2021
  • Region: Maldives
  • 77 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Dhiraagu
  • Focus Infocom
  • Ooredoo Maldives
  • Thuraya
  • Wataniya

Ooredoo Maldives launches the country into the era of 5G in partnership with Huawei

The Maldives has entered the 5G era with the commercial launch of Ooredoo Maldives’ 5G mobile service, available across the Greater Male region. Ooredoo 5G delivers download speeds of up to 1Gb/s.

 

The launch followed the announcement in March 2020 by the telco’s parent company, Qatar-based Ooredoo Group, of a partnership with Huawei to upgrade its mobile networks to 5G in five of the countries where it currently operates – Kuwait, Oman, Indonesia, Tunisia, and the Maldives. Ooredoo is deploying Huawei’s 5G SingleRAN radio system with Massive MIMO technology, along with its 5G Cloud Core solution.

 

The Maldives’ other major telco and mobile operator, Dhiraagu, trialled 5G technology as far back as 2018. However, there is yet to be any indication of the company being ready to launch a commercial service, as there remains considerable capacity on its existing LTE infrastructure.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Dhiraagu
  • Focus Infocom
  • Ooredoo Maldives
  • Thuraya
  • Wataniya

Key StatisticsCountry overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector liberalisation
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

Mobile market
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile voice
  • Mobile broadband
  • Mobile infrastructure

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Other fixed wireless broadband technologies

Fixed network market
  • Major network operators

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • Government Network of the Maldives (GNM)
  • International infrastructure

Glossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Maldives 2021 (e)
Table 2 Change in Maldives' GDP growth rate 2011 2022
Table 3 Development of telecom sector revenue and growth trend 2009 2020
Table 4 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 5 Evolution of contract and prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 2021
Table 6 Development of Dhiraagu's revenue and profit (MVR billion) 2014 2021
Table 7 Development of Ooredoo Maldives' mobile subscriber base (thousand) 2011 2021
Table 8 Change in Ooredoo Maldives' revenue (QAR million) 2009 2021
Table 9 Development of Ooredoo Maldives' mobile ARPU (QAR per user per month) 2011 2021
Table 10 Growth in mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 11 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2026
Table 12 Proportion of fixed broadband connections by platform 2016 2019
Table 13 Change in the number of Ooredoo Maldives' fixed wireless broadband subscribers 2010 2021
Table 14 Decline in fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 15 Fixed-line subscribers by region 2012 2021
Table 16 Change in Dhiraagu revenue by segment (BD Thousand) 2017 2020
Table 17 Historic Growth in the mobile subscriber base 1998 2010
Table 18 Historic - Growth in the internet user base 1996 2010
Table 19 Historic - Development of fixed voice connections and penetration 1995 2010
Table 20 Historic - Change in Maldives' GDP growth rate 2006 2010
Table 21 Historic - Development of Ooredoo Maldives' mobile subscriber base (thousand) 2006 2010
Table 22 Historic - Development of Ooredoo Maldives' mobile ARPU (QAR per user per month) 2008 2010
Table 23 Historic - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2009 2010
Table 24 Historic - Growth in international internet bandwidth 2007 2017
List of Charts
Chart 1 Change in Maldives' GDP growth rate 2011 2022
Chart 2 Development of telecom sector revenue and growth trend 2009 2020
Chart 3 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 4 Evolution of contract and prepaid mobile subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 5 Development of Dhiraagu's revenue and profit 2014 2021
Chart 6 Development of Ooredoo Maldives' mobile subscriber base 2011 2021
Chart 7 Change in Ooredoo Maldives' revenue 2009 2021
Chart 8 Development of Ooredoo Maldives' mobile ARPU 2011 2021
Chart 9 Growth in mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 10 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2026
Chart 11 Proportion of fixed broadband connections by platform 2016 2019
Chart 12 Change in the number of Ooredoo Maldives' fixed wireless broadband subscribers 2010 2021
Chart 13 Decline in fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Chart 14 Change in Dhiraagu revenue by segment 2017 2020
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Mobile operators and service launch
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  • Dhiraagu
  • Wataniya
  • Ooredoo Maldives
  • Focus Infocom
  • Thuraya
  • Cable & Wireless Communications.
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