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Laos - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4116405
  • Report
  • Region: Laos
  • 45 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Mobile Broadband Drives Growth in a Lagging Laos Telco Market

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Beeline
  • ETL
  • Lao Telecom (LTC)
  • Planet Online
  • Star Telecom
  • Unitel
  • MORE
The Laos telecoms market finally gains some momentum

The telecom sector in Laos still has numerous issues to address. For a number of years, the rate of regulatory reform continues has been well behind wider industry development. However, Laos started to make significant progress in strengthening of its telecommunications infrastructure. As a result, it attracted more foreign investment into the sector and quickly saw the introduction of the latest telecom technologies.

The Laos economy continues to perform well. In the last six or seven years there certainly has been a noticeable shift in the economic and social outlook for Laos. Most importantly, a significant number of hydro-electric power projects and mining ventures have become reality, with even more possible projects in the pipeline.

The provision of fixed internet services has been slow, this being a major concern in terms of the overall social and economic development of the country.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has not grown significantly over the last five years, with penetration increasing from a very small base from 0.1% in 2012 to 0.4% in 2017. Over the next five years to 2022 growth is expected to continue but overall market penetration will remain extremely low.

The country's mobile sector has been going through a difficult period. Whilst subscriber growth had picked up to some extent after the market had gone backwards for a while, the cellcos are now operating in an environment where the regulator is keeping a tight hold on pricing and open competition is in effect discouraged.

In contrast there has been the rapid expansion of mobile broadband internet services on the back of the large-scale launch of 4G services by the mobile operators. Laos has seen a strong increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years, however the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development and penetration remains relatively low compared to other Asian nations.

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 falling prices due to strong competition.

Key developments:
  • The introduction of fibre-based broadband, has provided a boost to commercial customers.
  • After peaking in 2011 mobile subscriber penetration in Laos declined, since then there had been some recovery.
  • Moderate mobile subscriber growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.
  • The market will be constrained from higher growth due to regulatory restraints.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Lao Telecom (LTC), Thaicom, ETL, Unitel, Lao Asia Telecom, Star Telecom, Viettel, Beeline, Millicom, Vimpelcom, Planet Online, Sky Telecom, China-APMT.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Beeline
  • ETL
  • Lao Telecom (LTC)
  • Planet Online
  • Star Telecom
  • Unitel
  • MORE
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Economy
4.1 WTO accession
5. Telecommunications market
5.1 Market Overview and Analysis
5.2 Historical overview
5.3 Regional Asian Market Comparison
6. Regulatory environment
6.1 Overview
6.2 Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
6.3 Telecommunications Law No. 2 (2012)
6.4 Earlier legislation
6.4.1 Telecommunications Act 2001
6.4.2 National Authority for Post and Telecommunications (NAPT)
6.5 SIM Registration
6.6 Regulatory issues
6.6.1 Internet laws and decrees
6.6.2 Single gateway policy
7. Fixed network operators
7.1 Overview
7.2 Lao Telecom
7.3 ETL
7.3.1 Overview
7.3.2 Fixed-line operations
8. Telecommunications infrastructure
8.1 Overview of the national telecom network
8.2 Fibre Networks
8.3 International infrastructure
8.3.1 Satellite (LaoSat-1 project)
8.3.2 Terrestrial cable links
8.3.3 Other Developments - PoPs
9. Fixed-line broadband market
9.1 Background
9.2 Market Overview
9.3 Market Statistics and Forecasts
9.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
9.4.1 DSL
9.4.2 WiMAX
9.4.3 Optical fibre
9.4.4 Satellite
10. Mobile market
10.1 Market Analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics and Forecasts
10.3 Mobile broadband statistics and Forecasts
11. Mobile infrastructure
11.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
11.2 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services
12. Major mobile operators
12.1 Operator Statistics
12.2 Lao Telecom
12.3 ETL
12.4 Beeline
12.5 Unitel
12.6 Sky Telecom
13. Digital economy
13.1 E-government
13.2 E-health
14. Digital Media
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Digital TV
14.3 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
14.3.1 VoIP
14.4 Social media
15. Related reports

List of Tables:
Table 1 Country statistics Laos 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 authority
Table 7 Laos' GDP real growth rate 2006 - 2017
Table 8 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 9 Historical - Fixed-line subscribers 1995 - 2006
Table 10 Fixed-line subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 11 Historic - WLL (fixed wireless) subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 12 Fibre network by installed route length
Table 13 Fibre network by operator
Table 14 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 15 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers 2003 - 2009
Table 16 Internet users and Penetration 1998 - 2017
Table 17 Internet bandwidth capacity 2002 - 2017
Table 18 Historic - Internet bandwidth per user 2005 - 2015
Table 19 Historic - DSL subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 20 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 21 Historical - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 1995 - 2006
Table 22 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Table 23 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 24 Mobile operators and Systems
Table 25 Mobile subscribers and market share by operator 2017
Table 26 ETL's mobile subscribers 2003 - 2017
Table 27 Beeline's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 28 Beeline's mobile ARPU 2011 - 2016
Table 29 Unitel's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 30 Key broadcasting statistics
Table 31 Selected Facebook data
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index South East Asia
Chart 4 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration South East Asia
Chart 6 Fixed-line subscribers 2007 2017
Chart 7 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 8 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 9 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2011 - 2022

List of Exhibits:
Exhibit 1 South East Asia -Telecoms Markets- Country Snapshot
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  • Lao Telecom (LTC)
  • Thaicom
  • ETL
  • Unitel
  • Lao Asia Telecom
  • Star Telecom
  • Viettel
  • Beeline
  • Millicom
  • Vimpelcom
  • Planet Online
  • Sky Telecom
  • China-APMT.
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