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Kazakhstan Telecommunications Q2 2019

Kazakhstan Telecommunications Q2 2019

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We maintain our outlook on the Kazakhstan telecoms market, which is performing in line with our forecasts. The mobilemarket is saturated, prompting operators to switch their focus toward premium services, including mobile data via LTE, fibre andconnected objects. Operators are focused on driving the uptake of 3G/4G services through investments into 4G roll-outs, althoughwe highlight that the high proportion of customers on prepaid packages could prompt operators to roll-out low-cost postpaidservices.The latest round of government funding will accelerate the building of digital networks in rural Kazakhstan, a positivedevelopment that will result in rising broadband uptake. Still, ARPUs have suffered from the significant devaluation of the Tengeagainst the US Dollar since Q315. and the takeover of mobile market leader Kcell and the potential takeover of Neotelecom, both byincumbent Kazakhtelecom could hamper innovation in the market.

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