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Laos - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4116405
  • Report
  • Region: Laos
  • 44 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 has been well behind wider industry development. However, Laos has 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 decade 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 a 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 broadband penetration in Laos remains limited in scale and nature and extremely low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines as well as the dominance of the mobile platform. Over the next five years to 2023 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 mobile operators 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 2023.

Key Developments:

Fixed broadband penetration in Laos remains limited in scale and nature
After peaking in 2011 mobile subscriber penetration in Laos declined, since then there had been some recovery.

Low to moderate mobile subscriber growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023.

There has been the rapid expansion of mobile broadband internet services on the back of the large-scale launch of 4G services.

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
3.1 Economy
3.2 WTO accession

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

5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Overview
5.2 Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)
5.3 Telecommunications Law No. 2 (2012)
5.4 Earlier legislation
5.4.1 Telecommunications Act 2001
5.4.2 National Authority for Post and Telecommunications (NAPT)
5.5 SIM Registration
5.6 Regulatory issues
5.6.1 Internet laws and decrees
5.6.2 Single gateway policy

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Overview
6.2 Lao Telecom
6.3 ETL
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Fixed-line operations

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 Fibre Networks
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Satellite (LaoSat-1 project)
7.3.2 Terrestrial cable links
7.3.3 Other Developments - PoPs

8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Background
8.2 Market Overview
8.3 Market Statistics and Forecasts
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.4.1 DSL
8.4.2 WiMAX
8.4.3 Optical fibre
8.4.4 Satellite

9. Mobile market
9.1 Market Analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics and Forecasts
9.3 Mobile broadband statistics and Forecasts

10. Mobile infrastructure
10.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile services
10.2 Long Term Evolution (LTE) / 4G services

11. Major mobile operators
11.1 Operator Statistics
11.2 Lao Telecom (LTC)
11.3 ETL
11.4 Beeline Cambodia
11.5 Unitel
11.6 Sky Telecom

12. Digital economy
12.1 E-government
12.2 E-health

13. Digital Media
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Digital TV
13.3 VoIP

14. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Country Statistics, Major Operators and Telco Authorities 2018 (e)
Table 2 Top Level Country Statistics 2018 (e)
Table 3 Historical - Fixed-line subscribers 1995 - 2006
Table 4 Fixed-line subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 5 Historic - WLL (fixed wireless) subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 6 Historic - Fibre network by installed route length
Table 7 Historic - Fibre network by operator
Table 8 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Table 9 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers 2003 - 2009
Table 10 Internet users and Penetration 1998 - 2017
Table 11 Internet bandwidth capacity 2002 - 2018
Table 12 Lit/Equipped International Bandwidth Capacity 2015 2018
Table 13 Historic - DSL subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 14 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 2023
Table 15 Historic - mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 1995 - 2006
Table 16 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2011 - 2023
Table 17 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 18 Mobile operators and Systems
Table 19 Mobile subscribers and market share by operator 2018
Table 20 ETL's mobile subscribers 2003 - 2018
Table 21 Beeline's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 22 Beeline's mobile ARPU 2011 - 2016
Table 23 Unitel's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 24 Historic - Key broadcasting statistics - 2016

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 South East Asia
Chart 5 Fixed-line subscribers 2007 2018
Chart 6 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 7 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 8 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2011 - 2023

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 South East Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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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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