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Iraq Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

Iraq Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

BMI View: As BMI forecast in Q3 2015, the presence of IS in Iraq continues to be a major short-termchallenge for mobile operators. However, in liberated cities such as Tikrit operators are beginning toreport an improvement in ARPU and relatively better operating conditions. Political instability,compounded with lower oil prices, is also straining the consumer's ability to spend. Despite thesechallenges, we are positive on the long-term growth potential of mobile and 3G services, but remainsceptical on the substantial uptake of Mobile Financial Services, given regional trends in the Middle Eastand North Africa.Latest Updates & Industry Developments

The mobile market contracted by -32%% y-o-y in Q4 2015 as the security situation continues to take itstoll.

Both Zain and Asiacell's revenues recovered slightly in Q4 2015. Take up of 3G services throughout 206may help to further stabilise ARPUs over the coming quarters. The take-up of Mobile Financial Services,launched by both Zain and Asiacell may however experience challenges.

Iraq's fixed-line and broadband penetration rates remained low at 4.9% and 3.2% respectively at the endof 2015. 3G will drive access to affordable broadband connectivity over the coming years.

BMI Industry View
Latest Updates & Industry Developments
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Iraq 2013-2020)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Middle East And North Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: Regional RRI Comparison, Q216
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q216
Iraq Risk Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile Operator Data
Table: Market Overview
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Table: Iraq - Regulatory Bodies & Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players Iraq Telecoms Market
Table: Selected Operators' Revenues (USDmn)
Table: Zain Iraq
Table: Asiacell
Table: Korek
Company Profile
Iraqi Telecommunication & Post Company (ITPC)
Zain Iraq
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Iraq 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Iraq 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Iraq 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Iraq 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Iraq 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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