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Afghanistan Telecommunications Report 2017

BMI View: The overall outlook for the Afghanistan telecoms sector remains positive, with stable prospectsfor the mobile segment. The mobile market has displayed strong growth over the past few years and wecontinue to believe that the market will tick upwards over the course of our forecast period to 2021. Alloperators have invested heavily in expanding their 3G networks, a service which is now available in allmajor cities. We believe that operators will develop and expand their 3G services and look to capitalize onthe organic subscriber growth prospects in the mobile market over the fixed segment. Furthermore, as thecountry inches towards 4G deployment, there is hope that LTE services will further stimulate innovation inthe mobile data segment.

Latest Updates

The mobile market ended 2016 with an estimated total of around 16.5mn active mobile subscribers, upfrom 21.9mn active mobile subscribers by end of 2015. We estimate steady organic in terms of activemobile subscribers as our new forecast envisages a total of 32.6mn active subscribers by the end of 2021.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Telecoms
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Mobile
Wireline, Voice And Broadband
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Afghanistan 2014-2021)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Asia Pacific Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q417
Afghanistan Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Industry Risks
Main Development: 4G Services Close To Deployment
Additional Developments
Company Profile
MTN
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Afghanistan 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Afghanistan 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Afghanistan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Afghanistan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Afghanistan 1990-2025)
Glossary
Table: Glossary of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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