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Sri Lanka Telecommunications Q1 2019

Sri Lanka Telecommunications Q1 2019

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High saturation will weigh on mobile market growth, with the largest organic opportunities likely to come from rural andunderserved areas. The country's precarious tax regime, however, will likely complicate investments, with the government starting inApril 2018 to impose a levy of LKR200,000 on every mobile tower. Lower margins will likely force consolidation, and smaller playerswill merge to ensure business sustainability, with Hutchison and Etisalat already announcing a merger in Q218. We believe that assetdivestment is an ongoing trend, as operators sell their tower assets to specialised towercos as part of a paradigm shift we refer to as'operator-as-a-service'.


Key View
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Asia Telecoms The Outperformer, But Rising Risks Ahead
Sri Lanka Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Dialog Axiata
Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT)
Sri Lanka Demographic Outlook
Telecommunications Glossary
Telecommunications Methodology

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