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Azerbaijan Telecommunications Report 2017

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We have made some minor forecast adjustments in our 2017 update. Bakcell became the secondcarrier to launch 4G services in Q215, followed by Azerfon in Q415. We are of the opinion that threeoperators offering 4G services bodes well for 3G/4G growth prospects over the course of our forecastperiod out to end-2021. Ongoing network expansion plus the anticipated grant of 700MHz and 800MHzfrequencies should add positive momentum to the mobile sector and accelerate 3G/4G uptake. On thedownside, we are concerned about state intervention in the ICT sector which could impede growth of themobile and wireline sectors. The government touts the importance of developing an information society andencouraging telecoms growth but in practice its actions tend to hinder market forces. The recent corruptionscandal involving Telia Company and the country's political elite does not bode well for the future of thecompany as it expects to withdraw entirely from the region.


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Telecoms
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Central And Eastern Europe Risk/Reward Index
Table: Central And Eastern Europe Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2017
Azerbaijan Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Regulatory Development
Industry Risks
Main Development: Digital Dividend Frequencies To Be Made Available To Mobile Operators
Additional Developments
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Azerbaijan 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Azerbaijan 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population
Table: Population By Age Group (Azerbaijan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group
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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