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Tajikistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4071394
  • Report
  • November 2021
  • Region: Tajikistan
  • 81 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
Slower Growth in Tajikistan’s Mobile Market and Fixed Broadband Penetration Remains Very Low

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Tajik Telecom

Tajikistan government resorts to meaningless decrees in attempt to boost internet speeds

The Tajikistan government has maintained a tight grip over the country’s access to the Internet while at the same time ensuring it retains a lucrative share of the revenue from the traffic passing through the network. It has achieved this by providing state-owned telco Tajik Telecom with 100% control over international connectivity; all internet traffic must pass through a single access point, with Tajik Telecom (in collusion with the state telecom regulator Communications Service, or CS) throttling data speeds and charging high access fees to local ISPs and competitor mobile operators for the privilege.

The result is Tajikistan suffering from being one of the slowest ten places in the world for internet speed in 2021, according to data from Cable.co.uk, with an average download speed of just 1.82Mb/s.

International as well as domestic criticism of Tajik Telecom’s monopoly over internet traffic (including from the World Bank) has led to a somewhat muted response from the government, merely issuing decrees to the CS to “introduce measures to improve the speed and quality of internet connections in the country”. Given the mutually beneficial relationship the CS has with one of the major telecom operators that it is supposed to be regulating, it is unclear what actions, if any, will be taken to produce something more akin to a free market.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Tajik Telecom

Key Statistics
Regional Asian market comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

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

Telecommunications market
Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authority
  • Law on Electrical Communication
  • Internet regulation
  • SIM card registration

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

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Fixed broadband statistics
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies

Fixed network market
  • Major network operator

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Next Generation Network (NGN)
  • International infrastructure

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Tajikistan 2021 (e)
Table 2 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2026
Table 4 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 5 Change in the number of fixed lines and penetration 2011 2026
Table 6 Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change 1996 2010
Table 7 Historic - Babilon Mobile subscribers 2009 2012
Table 8 Historic - Tcell mobile subscribers 2009 2015
Table 9 Historic - Tacom (Beeline) mobile subscribers 2009; 2011 2015
Table 10 Historic - Tacom (Beeline) - mobile ARPU 2011 2015
Table 11 Historic - Tacom (Beeline) - mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2015
Table 12 Historic - Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration 2007 2010
Table 13 Historic - Internet users and Penetration 2008 2017
Table 14 Historic - Households with internet access 2005 2010
Table 15 Historic - Fixed line subscriptions and penetration 1995 2010
Table 16 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2005 2017
List of Charts
Chart 1 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
Chart 2 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
Chart 3 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
Chart 4 Asia Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 5 Asia Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Central Asia Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
Chart 7 Central Asia Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 9 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2026
Chart 10 Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 11 Change in the number of fixed lines and penetration 2011 2026
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Asia
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 Asia Market Leaders and market developments
Exhibit 4 Asia Market Challengers and market developments
Exhibit 5 Asia Market Emergents and market developments
Exhibit 6 Mobile operators systems and launch dates