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Oman Telecommunications Report Q4 2015

Oman Telecommunications Report Q4 2015

BMI View: The possible entry of a third player into the mobile market, plus strong competition in the formof MVNOs, will keep mobile growth in positive territory, despite near saturation. We expect establishedoperators Omantel and Ooredoo to respond to additional competition in the mobile market with a widerrange of converged service offerings. Little subscription growth opportunity means retaining subscribers isequally, if not more, important than attracting new ones. Omantel and Ooredoo will achieve this bymigrating subscribers on to shared data multi-play and packages, increasingly including smarthomesolutions, thus deepening their relationships with customers. Meanwhile, though mobile remains thedominant broadband access technology, we expect Oman Broadband Company's deployment of an openaccess national fibre network to deepen penetration of wireline connections, and to enable Ooredoo andsmaller alternative players to compete more effectively with incumbent Omantel in the wireline market.

Key Data

The mobile market maintained modest growth of 0.7% q-o-q in Q115 to 6.24mn subscriptions, driven byOoredoo.

Wireline voice connections grew strongly by 8.3% in Q115, bucking the regional trend of fixed-tomobilesubstitution.

Broadband was the fastest growing segment, with 20.6% y-o-y growth to 2.3mn subscriptions. This wasalso reflected in broadband internet revenues in Q115.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Oman 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q415
Market Overview
Regional Perspective
Table: Oman Mobile Market Regional Comparison, 2014
Mobile Growth
Subscription Mix
Table: Market Overview
Table: Oman Fixed-line Growth ('000)
Table: Oman Broadband Growth ('000)
Regulatory Development
Table: Oman Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players In Omani Telecoms Sector
Table: Omantel
Table: Ooredoo (Nawras)
Table: Resellers
Company Profile
Ooredoo Oman
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Oman 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Oman 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Oman 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Oman 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Oman 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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