Iraq Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

Iraq Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

BMI View: We have not made major forecast revisions in the latest Q417 quarterly report update. The Iraqi telecommunications market continues to perform in accordance with our forecast. The market contracted by over 10% in 2015, largely due to the Islamic State activity in the country. The market posted further losses in Q116 before returning to growth in Q2 and H2 of 2016, and in Q217. We expect the mobile market to continue growing as we expect violence in the country to decrease and stability levels to increase. However, ongoing conflict in certain areas and any potential unrest resulting from the Kurdish independence referendum on 25th September 2017 present a downside risk. Regardless of challenges to the mobile market, we remain of the opinion that the long-term outlook of the market remains positive with growth potential emanating from 3G uptake. The Iraqi government's efforts to auction a fourth mobile operating licence in Q416 yielded poor results as no major investors have been interested so far: high security risks and a poor operating environment are the likely factors discouraging new telecoms sector investment.

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Latest Updates And Industry Developments
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Iraq 2014-2021)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Middle East And North Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q417
Iraq Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Industry Risks
Main Development: Operators Seek To Extend 3G Licences
Additional Developments
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players Iraq Telecoms Market
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: Zain Iraq
Table: Asiacell Iraq
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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