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Afghanistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4458822
  • Report
  • Region: Afghanistan
  • 57 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Afghanistan Finally Sees the Launch of 4G Mobile Services

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Etisalat Afghanistan
  • MTN Afghanistan
  • Wasel Telecom.
  • MORE
Afghanistan gains momentum in the rollout of fibre networks.

Afghanistan continues to be confronted by the challenges. After many years of war and civil strife, an encouraging aspect of the country's efforts to rebuild has been the considerable success evident in the creating a functional telecommunications sector virtually from nothing. The telecommunications networks now covers over 90% of the population.

Efforts are being made to roll out fixed-line services, but the country's telecommunications services rely heavily on its mobile infrastructure.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has not grown significantly over the last five years. Over the next five years to 2023 growth is expected to continue but overall market penetration will remain extremely low.

Afghanistan is making good progress on the roll-out of the government project for a nationwide optical fibre backbone. The MCIT officially launched the Wakhan Corridor Fibre Optic Survey Project', the first phase of a plan to install a cross-border fibre link connecting Afghanistan with China.

Afghanistan has a highly competitive mobile market that continues to flourish despite the background of the ongoing conflict throughout the country. The mobile sector has been boosted by the absence of effective fixed-line alternatives. There are five mobile operators competing in Afghanistan's telecom sector.

Afghanistan's mobile market has experienced reasonably strong growth over 2012 to 2018 period from a relatively small base. Moderately strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023.

Afghanistan 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 by which time the market is predicted to reach market penetration of 30%. The mobile broadband market will be driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers and strong competition.

Key Developments:

The MCIT officially launched the Wakhan Corridor Fibre Optic Survey Project',
Afghanistan is making good progress on the roll-out of a nationwide optical fibre backbone.

Afghanistan's mobile market has experienced reasonably strong growth.

The mobile broadband market is being driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers and strong competition.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Afghan Telecom/Aftel/Salam Telecom/Networks, Afghan Wireless Communications Company/AWCC, Roshan/ Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd (TDCA), Etisalat Afghanistan, MTN Afghanistan, Wasel Telecom.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Etisalat Afghanistan
  • MTN Afghanistan
  • Wasel Telecom.
  • MORE
1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics
2.1 Background
2.2 Economy

3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market Overview and Analysis
3.2 Regional Market Comparison
3.3 Historical background

4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Overview
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.2.1 Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA)
4.2.2 Minister of Communications and Information Technology
4.3 Framework for emergency telecoms systems
4.4 Spectrum
4.5 Number Portability (NP)
4.6 Access
4.7 Mobile
4.8 Digital Media

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Fixed-line statistics
5.2 Optical fibre backbone
5.3 IP infrastructure
5.4 Rural Access
5.4.1 Telecommunication Development Fund (TDF)
5.4.2 Remote Village
5.5 Microwave ring
5.6 International infrastructure
5.6.1 Satellite services
5.7 Cloud Computing

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Overview
6.2 Afghan Telecom
6.3 Other operators
6.3.1 Afghan Wireless Communications Co (AWCC)
6.3.2 Wasel Telecom
6.4 Other licences

7. Fixed broadband market
7.1 Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
7.2 Internet Service Providers (ISP)
7.3 WiMAX
7.4 WiFi hotspots
7.5 Internet cafes

8. Mobile communications
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Mobile statistics and Forecasts
8.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
8.4 Mobile infrastructure
8.4.1 Introduction
8.4.2 Third Generation (3G)
8.4.3 4G / LTE
8.5 Mobile data services
8.5.1 Mobile banking and m-money
8.5.2 Roshan's Malomat service
8.6 Mobile Satellite

9. Mobile operators
9.1 Operator Statistics
9.2 Afghan Wireless (AWCC)
9.3 Roshan
9.4 MTN Afghanistan
9.5 Etisalat Afghanistan
9.6 Salam Telecom (Aftel)
9.7 Wasel Telecom

10. Digital economy
10.1 e-Commerce
10.2 e-Government
10.3 e-Health
10.4 e-Education
10.5 e-Banking
10.6 Afghanistan National Data Centre (ANDC)

11. Digital Media
11.1 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
11.2 Broadcasting market
11.2.1 Overview
11.2.2 Digitalisation
11.2.3 National broadcasters
11.2.4 Cable TV

12. 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 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 2018
Table 4 Historic - Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity 1994; 2000 - 2008
Table 5 Historic - Fixed-line subscribers wireline v. wireless - 2009 - 2016
Table 6 Afghan Telecom - wireline and wireless subscribers 2012; 2014 - 2016
Table 7 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 2023
Table 8 Internet Users and Penetration 2007 - 2017
Table 9 Historic - Internet users (ITU) 2002 - 2006
Table 10 Historic - Fixed internet subscribers 2003 - 2016
Table 11 International internet bandwidth 2005 - 2017
Table 12 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Table 13 Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change 2002 - 2006
Table 14 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2013 - 2023
Table 15 Mobile subscribers by category 2018
Table 16 3G mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 - 2018
Table 17 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 18 Mobile operator and systems
Table 19 Subscribers and Market share by Major Operators 2018
Table 20 Historic - ARPU by operator 2008 - 2012
Table 21 AWCC's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 22 Roshan's mobile subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 23 MTN's mobile subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 24 MTN's ARPU 2011 - 2016
Table 25 Etisalat's mobile subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 26 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 Central Asia
Chart 4 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 5 Fixed Broadband vs Mobile Penetration - Central Asia (selected countries)
Chart 6 Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2008 - 2023
Chart 7 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2023
Chart 8 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2013 - 2023

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Licensed ISPs - 2018
Exhibit 4 Awarding of 3G licences by operator and date
Exhibit 5 Launch of 3G services by operator and date
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  • Afghan Telecom/Aftel/Salam Telecom/Networks
  • Afghan Wireless Communications Company/AWCC
  • Roshan/ Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd (TDCA)
  • Etisalat Afghanistan
  • MTN Afghanistan
  • Wasel Telecom.
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