Bangladesh Telecommunications Q4 2018
We expect to see robust organic growth in the mobile sector as mobile penetration rates are far from the 100% mark,although SIM deactivations will present short-term downsides to reported growth. Launch of 4G services in 2018 will be a key driverfor growth, with operators competing to roll-out networks to divisional capitals. In the long-run, we expect operators to migratesubscribers to a single technology to reduce operational expenditure involved in maintaining several networks at once, with low-cost featurephones being key to a 4G-only strategy. Poor regulation and the government's continuous perception of the sector as acash cow remain the biggest downsides to our forecasts, alongside slow growth in disposable incomes.
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