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Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report Q4 2017

BMI View: We have made some minor positive forecast adjustments in the latestQ117 Sri Lankan telecommunications report update, but our core view remains unchanged. We maintain the view that the mobile market has organic growth potential both in terms of new subscribers and 3G/4G uptake up until 2021. The market will continue to add new subscribers over the medium term and benefit from a higher rate of advanced data services based revenue growth out to 2021. Furthermore, we note that Sri Lanka is the most financially inclusive country in South Asia, yet ATM and bank branch penetration remain low. Mobile financial services do, however, have the potential to increase access to basic financial services for rural dwellers, estimated at over 81.6% of the country's population at the end of 2015.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

More than 75% of mobile phone subscriptions remain prepaid, which limits the market for premium services. Average revenue per user (ARPU) has not rapidly increased, although 3G and 4G services have been launched, as operators compete aggressively on price.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Sri Lanka 2014-2021)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Asia Pacific Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q417
Market Overview
Market Drivers & Trends
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Industry Risks
Main Development: Taxation
Table: Sri Lanka - Effective Telecoms Tax Rates
Additional Developments
Competitive Landscape
Table: Sri Lanka Telecoms Sector Key Players
Table: Mobile Market Overview
Table: Dialog Axiata
Table: Mobitel
Table: Etisalat
Table: Airtel Sri Lanka
Table: Hutchison Sri Lanka
Table: Sri Lanka Fixed-Line Market Overview
Company Profile
Dialog Axiata
Hutchison Lanka
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT)
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Sri Lanka 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Sri Lanka 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Sri Lanka 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Sri Lanka 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Sri Lanka 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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