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Azerbaijan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3735105
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Azerbaijan
  • 73 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Azerbaijan Was Claiming a Positive Fixed-Line Penetration of Almost 20% by the Start of 2016

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Azercell
  • Azerfon
  • AzEuroTel
  • AzQtel (SAZZ)
  • Aztelekom
  • Bakcell
  • MORE
After the oil sector, the telecommunications industry is the largest sector in Azerbaijan, and a major contributor to the country's economy.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown slightly over the last five years. Over the next five years to 2023 growth is expected to continue to grow slightly.

In 2018 AzQtel (SAZZ) launched commercial services on its new TD-LTE broadband network.

Mobile subscriber growth has been down slightly in the Azerbaijan mobile market over the past five years. AzQtel (SAZZ) announced it will build the country's first Pre-5G' network operating on the TD-LTE standard. Mobile subscriber growth is expected to grow slowly over the next five years to 2023.

Mobile broadband subscribers have grown very rapidly over the past five years supported by widespread rollouts of 4G infrastructure and the release of a growing range of mobile broadband packages by the major mobile operators.

Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G and 5G networks and falling prices due to growing competition.

Key Developments:

AzQtel (SAZZ) launched commercial services on its new TD-LTE broadband network.

Azerbaijan is ranked 13th out of 34 with a Telecoms Maturity Index score of 46.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown moderately over the last five years.

AzQtel will build the countrys first Pre-5G network operating on the TD-LTE standard.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Aztelekom; AzQtel (SAZZ); AzEuroTel; Azercell; Bakcell; Azerfon; Catel; BakTelekom (BTRIB); Eurasiacom; Fintur; Vimpelcom (Beeline);
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Azercell
  • Azerfon
  • AzEuroTel
  • AzQtel (SAZZ)
  • Aztelekom
  • Bakcell
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Country overview
2.1 Background

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Market Overview and Analysis
3.2 Regional market comparison

4 Regulatory environment
4.1 Ministry of Communications and High Technology (MCHT)
4.2 Proposed telecom regulator
4.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.4 Fixed Number Portability (FNP)
4.5 Spectrum

5 Fixed Network Operators
5.1 Overview
5.2 Aztelekom
5.3 AzEuroTel
5.4 BakTelekom (also known as BTRIB)

6 Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Background
6.2 Fixed-line Statistics
6.3 Next Generation Network (NGN)
6.4 Optical fibre Network
6.5 National Broadband Network
6.6 International infrastructure

7 Fixed-line broadband market
7.1 Fixed Broadband Statistics And Forecasts
7.2 Broadband infrastructure
7.3 Internet Service Provider (ISP) market

8 Mobile Communications
8.1 Mobile Statistics And Forecasts
8.2 Mobile Broadband Statistics And Forecast
8.3 Mobile technologies
8.4 Major Mobile Operators

9 Digital economy
9.1 E-Government

10 Related reports
Table 3 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 2018
Table 4 Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual growth and penetration 1995 2006
Table 5 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Table 6 Internet Users and Penetration 2007 2018
Table 7 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2005 2015
Table 8 Historic- Internet users and penetration 1995 2006
Table 9 Internet bandwidth capacity 2001 2018
Table 10 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Table 11 Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration 1994 2006
Table 12 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 2023
Table 13 Mobile operators and systems
Table 14 Mobile operators Subscribers and market share 2018
Table 15 Azercell mobile subscribers 2003 2018
Table 16 Bakcell mobile subscribers 2002; 2005 2006; 2010 2018
Table 17 Azerfon mobile subscribers 2007 2018

List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2018; 2023
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 4 Telecoms Maturity Index Central Asia
Chart 5 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 2018
Chart 6 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 2023
Chart 7 Internet Users and Penetration 2007 2018
Chart 8 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Chart 9 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 2023

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Azercell
  • Azerfon
  • AzEuroTel
  • AzQtel (SAZZ)
  • Aztelekom
  • Bakcell
  • MORE
The country’s fixed-line network provides good national coverage and subscriber numbers are still expanding at a modest rate (contrary to the pattern in other regional markets). Azerbaijan was claiming a positive fixed-line penetration of almost 20% by the start of 2016. Just over 80% of fixed lines are in urban areas, however, despite 50% of the population living in rural areas.

In the meantime, the number of internet users in the country had passed the 6 million mark by early 2016 with an internet user penetration of about 63%. Fixed broadband subscriptions had increased from just 100,000 in 2009 to more than two million and strong growth was continuing. Mobile broadband had rocketed from just 19,000 in 2009 to 6.4 million by end-2015. Into 2016, the number of mobile broadband subscribers was growing at an annual rate of around 15%.

The government has announced that the country’s second telecommunications satellite, Azerspace-2, was to be launched by 2018. Earlier, Azerbaijan had put its first telecommunications satellite into orbit. The Azerspace-1 satellite was providing communications coverage for Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Europe and Africa with a mission life of 15 years. Its service offerings included digital broadcasting, internet access and data transmission, among others.

The expansion of the country’s telecom sector has taken place in the context of a very strong developing economy. Azerbaijan has seen rapid economic expansion, recording annual GDP growth levels of up to 30% a few years back. However, the economy suffered a major setback following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The poor state of the global economy saw a big drop in Azerbaijan’s oil and gas exports; real GDP grew by just 0.1% in 2011. Since then there have been signs of a patchy recovery as the country adjusted to the global realities. The anticipated slower expansion in oil production was acting as a considerable drag on the country’s GDP growth. Growth has been fluctuating. In 2015 was forecast by the IMF at less than 1%, but came in at 4%.

Apart from the economy the other major issue hanging over the telecom sector involves the corrupt business practices that prevail in the local industry. Companies linked to the family of the President Aliyev have been playing a significant role in telecoms that has been cause for concern. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (2015) for Azerbaijan was 29 out of 100 ranking it 119 out of 168 countries rated.
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  • Aztelekom
  • AzQtel (SAZZ)
  • AzEuroTel
  • Azercell
  • Bakcell
  • Azerfon
  • Catel
  • BakTelekom (BTRIB)
  • Eurasiacom
  • Fintur
  • Vimpelcom (Beeline),
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