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Tajikistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4071394
  • Report
  • Region: Tajikistan
  • 42 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Slower Growth in Tajikistan’s Mobile Market and Fixed Broadband Penetration Remains Very Low
Tajikistans telco sector continues to face strong challenges

Of all the former Soviet republics, Tajikistan's telecommunications infrastructure was arguably the least developed. With a telecom network that was near total collapse, the government had the daunting task of bringing it up to modern standards. Despite the launch of 4G/LTE services, overall the telecom sector has continued to struggle. Tajikistan still has one of the lowest fixed-line penetrations in the Asian region and one of the lowest levels of broadband penetration.

Tajikistan's mobile sector has been on a strong growth path for over a decade. It continues to be the standout feature of the country's telecom industry. It has experienced relatively strong growth over the last five years. However, as the market has moved closer to a saturation phase there has been an inevitable slowing in the growth rate. Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to strong local competition and a further maturing market.
Fixed broadband penetration in Tajikistan remains extremely low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines as well as the dominance of the mobile platform. Market penetration has only grown marginally over the last five years from a very small base. Over the next five years to 2022 growth is expected to continue but overall market penetration will remain extremely low. However, an expanding internet user population is a positive sign for the country's future. This has been helped by the increasingly widespread presence of mobile broadband services.

Tajikistan has seen a strong increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past four years, however the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development and penetration remains relatively low compared to other Asian nations. Very strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The mobile broadband market will be driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers, increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.

Tajikistan is ranked 30th out of 34 with a Telecoms Maturity Index score of 9. This ranks Tajikistan fifth last in the Market Laggards category. (The researcher's Asian Telecoms Maturity Index, is an index (on a scale between 0 and 100) that measures and ranks the relative maturity of the telecoms industry in all of the 34 countries in Asia.). Compared to other Asian nations, Tajikistan has low to moderate mobile penetration and very low mobile broadband and fixed broadband penetration.

Tajikistan's national telecoms regulator ordered all mobile operators and ISPs in the country to shut down their VoIP services and cancel their IP telephony licences.

In early 2018 VEON agreed to sell mobile operator Tacom to local investment partners. It is believed that the Beeline brand will be retained locally despite any change of ownership.
Key developments:

Despite the launch of 4G/LTE services, the overall the telecom sector has continued to struggle.

Fixed broadband penetration in Tajikistan remains extremely low.

Megafon Tajikistan upgraded its 3G network in the Khatlon region.

All mobile operators and ISPs were ordered to shut down their IP telephony (VoIP) services.
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1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Regional Market Comparison
4.3 Historical overview

5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.1.1 Law on Electrical Communication
5.1.2 Privatisation of Tajiktelecom
5.1.3 Censorship
5.2 Law on Electrical Communication
5.3 Regulatory authority
5.4 Interconnect
5.5 Access
5.6 SIM Registration

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Tajiktelecom
6.2 Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Fixed Line Statistics
7.3 Next Generation Networks (NGNs)
7.4 International infrastructure

8. Fixed broadband market
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Fixed Broadband statistics and Forecast
8.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.3.1 WiMAX

9. Mobile Market
9.1 Background
9.2 Mobile statistics and Forecast
9.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecast

10. Mobile infrastructure
10.1 Digital networks
10.1.1 3G
10.1.2 4G / LTE

11. Major mobile operators
11.1 Operator Statistics
11.2 Babilon Mobile
11.3 Tcell (Indigo-Somoncom)
11.3.1 Indigo Tajikistan
11.3.2 Somoncom
11.4 Tacom / Beeline
11.5 TK Mobile
11.6 MegaFon
11.7 M-Teko
11.8 Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service

12. Digital economy
12.1 e-Government
12.1.1 Introduction
12.1.2 Local Developments
12.2 e-Education
12.2.1 Introduction
12.2.2 Local Developments

13. Digital media
13.1 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
13.1.1 VoIP
13.2 Music
13.2.1 Introduction
13.2.2 Local Developments

14. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Country statistics Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan's GDP real growth rate 2003 - 2017
Table 8 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 9 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 1995 - 2017
Table 10 International internet bandwidth 2005 - 2017
Table 11 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 12 Internet users and Penetration 2008 - 2017
Table 13 Households with internet access 2005 - 2017
Table 14 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 15 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 16 Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change 1996 - 2009
Table 17 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2011 - 2022
Table 18 Historical - 3G mobile subscribers by operator 2009
Table 19 Mobile operators systems and launch dates
Table 20 Mobile subscribers by operator and market share 2017
Table 21 Historic - Babilon Mobile subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 22 Tcell mobile subscribers 2009 - 2017
Table 23 Tacom (Beeline) mobile subscribers 2009; 2011 - 2017
Table 24 Historic - Tacom (Beeline) - mobile ARPU 2011 - 2015
Table 25 Historic - Tacom (Beeline) - mobile broadband subscribers 2011 - 2015

List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Telecoms Maturity Index Central Asia
Chart 4 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2017
Chart 6 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 7 Internet Users and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2017
Chart 8 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 9 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2011 - 2022

List of Exhibit
Exhibits 1 Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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