Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q3 2014

Business Monitor International
May 28, 2014
84 Pages - SKU: BMI5254507
Countries covered: Bahrain

Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q3 2014

BMI View: Bahrain's telecoms market is rapidly moving towards high-value wireless and wireline dataservices, supported by the launch of 4G LTE network services and 100Mbps fibre broadband services in2013 and early 2014. As well as encouraging continued take-up of 3G and 4G, we expect telecomsoperators to increase their focus on improving subscriber mixes and bolstering their converged and valueadded services portfolios in order to offset declining voice revenues and the impact of market saturation.

We have a positive outlook for the take-up of higher-value services based on the government's plannedinvestment in a National Broadband Network and its expansionary policy, which will sustain high privateconsumption levels. However, year-end data for 2013 confirmed our view that strong growth in the mobiledata market poses a downside risk to growth in the fixed broadband sector.

Key Data

Bahrain's mobile market contracted by 0.6% in Q413, bringing the total number of subscriptions down to2.21mn. This was a penetration rate of 165.9%, down 1pp q-o-q.

Regulatory data showed exceptionally strong take-up of mobile data services in Q413, with the numberof 3G and 4G subscriptions grew 19.3% during the quarter.

The impact of fixed-to-mobile substitution gained pace in Q413, as regulatory data showed netsubscription losses of around 4,000 lines q-o-q. At the end of 2013 there were 251,000 fixed-linesubscriptions, down from 261,000 a year earlier.



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