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2007 Asia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka


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This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in telecommunications, broadcasting and pay TV markets in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Subjects covered include:

Key Statistics
Market and Industry Overviews
Regulatory Environment
Major Players (fixed and mobile)
Infrastructure
Mobile Voice and Data Markets
Internet, VoIP, IPTV
Broadband
Digital Media


1. AFGHANISTAN
1.1 Key statistics
1.2 Telecommunications market
1.2.1 Overview of Afghanistan’s Telecom market
1.3 Regulatory environment
1.3.1 Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA)
1.4 Fixed network operators in Afghanistan
1.4.1 Afghan Wireless Communications Co (AWCC)
1.4.2 Afghan Telecom
1.4.3 Wasel Telecom
1.4.4 Other licences
1.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
1.5.1 Overview
1.5.2 Infrastructure developments
1.6 Internet
1.6.1 Overview
1.6.2 Internet cafes
1.6.3 Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
1.6.4 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
1.7 Mobile communications
1.7.1 Overview of Afghanistan’s mobile market
1.7.2 Major mobile operators
1.7.3 New mobile licences
1.7.4 Third Generation (3G)
1.7.5 Mobile voice services
1.8 Broadcasting market
1.8.1 Overview
1.8.2 National broadcaster
1.8.3 Badakhshan TV
1.8.4 Herat TV
1.8.5 Satellite TV
1.8.6 Afghan TV
1.8.7 Cable TV
1.8.8 Radio Free Afghanistan
1.8.9 Voice of Afghanistan
1.9 Forecastsing
1.9.1 General
1.9.2 Scenario foreacsts
2. BANGLADESH
2.1 Key statistics
2.2 Telecommunications market
2.2.1 Overview
2.3 Regulatory environment
2.3.1 Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
2.3.2 Telecommunications Law
2.3.3 The National Telecommunications Policy of 1998 (NTP-98)
2.3.4 Telecommunications Act 2001
2.3.5 The Communications Convergence Bill 2001
2.3.6 Privatisation and liberalisation
2.3.7 Tariffs
2.3.8 Regulatory developments
2.4 Fixed network operators in Bangladesh
2.4.1 Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board
2.4.2 Bangladesh Rural Telecommunications Authority (BRTA)
2.4.3 Sheba Telecom
2.4.4 WorldTel
2.4.5 Basundhara Communications Network Limited (BCNL)
2.4.6 Other licensees
2.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
2.5.1 National telecom network
2.5.2 International infrastructure
2.6 Internet market
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 MediNet
2.6.3 Village Computer and Internet Program (VCIP)
2.6.4 ISP market
2.6.5 IT development strategy
2.6.6 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
2.7 Broadband market
2.7.1 Broadband services
2.8 Content and e-services
2.8.1 E-commerce
2.9 Mobile communications
2.9.1 Overview of Bangladesh’s mobile market
2.9.2 Interconnection issues
2.9.3 Mobile technologies
2.9.4 Major mobile operators
2.9.5 Mobile voice services
2.9.6 Mobile data services
2.10 Broadcasting
2.10.1 Overview
2.10.2 Free to air broadcasting
2.10.3 Cable TV (CATV) and satellite TV
3. MALDIVES
3.1 Key statistics
3.2 Telecommunications market
3.2.1 Overview of Maldives’ telecom market
3.3 Regulatory environment
3.3.1 Regulatory authority
3.3.2 Master Plan for Telecommunications
3.3.3 Liberalisation
3.3.4 Telecommunications Regulation 2003
3.3.5 Tariffs
3.4 Telecommunications infrastructure
3.4.1 National telecom network
3.4.2 International infrastructure
3.5 Fixed network voice services
3.6 Data market
3.6.1 Maldives Government Network
3.7 Internet market
3.7.1 Overview
3.7.2 Competition
3.8 Mobile communications
3.8.1 Overview of Maldives’ mobile market
3.8.2 Wataniya Telecom
3.9 Broadcasting
4. PAKISTAN
4.1 Key statistics
4.2 Telecommunications market
4.2.1 Overview
4.2.2 October 2005 earthquake
4.3 Regulatory environment
4.3.1 Overview
4.3.2 Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT)
4.3.3 Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
4.3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation
4.3.5 National numbering scheme
4.3.6 Number portability (NP)
4.3.7 Universal Service Obligation (USO)
4.3.8 ‘Grey market’ traffic
4.3.9 Security
4.4 Fixed network operators in Pakistan
4.4.1 Major fixed-line players
4.4.2 Fixed network voice services
4.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
4.5.1 National telecom network
4.5.2 International infrastructure
4.5.3 Infrastructure developments
4.6 Internet market
4.6.1 Overview
4.6.2 ISP market
4.7 Broadband market
4.7.1 Cable modems
4.7.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
4.7.3 Wireless broadband
4.7.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
4.7.5 Internet via satellite
4.8 E-services
4.8.1 E-commerce
4.8.2 E-government
4.9 Mobile communications
4.9.1 Overview of Pakistan’s mobile market
4.9.2 Competitive market
4.9.3 Single access number
4.9.4 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
4.9.5 Licensing in Azad Jammu and Kashmir
4.9.6 Major mobile operators
4.9.7 Mobile voice services
4.9.8 Mobile data services
4.10 Broadcasting
4.10.1 Market overview
4.10.2 Regulatory issues
4.10.3 Free-to-air broadcasting
4.10.4 Pay TV
4.10.5 Cable TV (CATV)
4.10.6 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
4.11 Forecastsing
4.11.1 Overview
4.11.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
4.11.3 Scenario forecasts
5. SRI LANKA
5.1 Key statistics
5.2 Telecommunications market
5.2.1 Overview of Sri Lanka’s telecom market
5.2.2 Tsunami disaster
5.3 Regulatory environment
5.3.1 Licences
5.3.2 Deregulation
5.3.3 Privatisation
5.3.4 Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC)
5.3.5 The National Policy on Telecommunications 1998
5.3.6 National Telecommunications Policy - 2001 - 2005
5.3.7 Calling Party Pays (CPP)
5.4 Fixed network operators in Sri Lanka
5.4.1 Overview of operators
5.4.2 Sri Lanka Telecom
5.4.3 Suntel
5.4.4 Lanka Bell
5.4.5 Lanka Internet & Tritel services
5.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
5.5.1 National telecom network
5.5.2 International infrastructure
5.5.3 Telecom City Project
5.6 Internet market
5.6.1 Overview
5.6.2 Internet exchange
5.6.3 Public Internet access
5.6.4 Data centres
5.6.5 ISP market
5.6.6 E-commerce
5.7 Broadband market
5.7.1 Overview
5.7.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
5.7.3 Wireless broadband
5.8 Mobile communications
5.8.1 Overview of Sri Lanka’s mobile market
5.8.2 Major mobile operators
5.8.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
5.8.4 Satellite mobile
5.9 Broadcasting
5.9.1 Market overview
5.9.2 Regulatory environment
5.9.3 Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
5.9.4 Cable and pay TV
6. GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Exhibit 1 - Internet Service Provider licences - 2004 - 2005
Exhibit 2 - Mobile operators in Bangladesh - 2006
Exhibit 3 - Long Distance International (LDI) licensees - February 2007
Exhibit 4 - Local Loop (LL) licensees - February 2007
Exhibit 5 - PTCL subsidiary companies
Exhibit 6 - Joint ventures and affiliated companies
Exhibit 7 - Telecommunications system operator licensees
Exhibit 8 - External Gateway Operator (EGO) licences


Table 1 - Afghanistan country statistics - 2006
Table 2 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2005
Table 3 - Telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 4 - Internet statistics - 2006
Table 5 - Mobile statistics - 2006
Table 6 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 - Fixed-line subscriber growth and teledensity - 1994 - 2006
Table 8 - Fixed lines installed - 2002 - 2006
Table 9 - Internet users - 2002 - 2006
Table 10 - Internet subscribers - 2002 - 2006
Table 11 - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2002 - 2006
Table 12 - Key broadcasting statistics - 2006
Table 13 - Forecast fixed line growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 14 - Forecast fixed line growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 15 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 16 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 17 - Forecast Internet subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 18 - Forecast Internet subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 19 - Bangladesh country statistics - 2006
Table 20 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2005
Table 21 - Telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 22 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 23 - Mobile statistics - 2006
Table 24 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 25 - Fixed telephone line targets and teledensity - 2010; 2025
Table 26 - Fixed-line growth and teledensity - 1995 - 2006
Table 27 - Internet users and No. of ISPs - 1996 - 2006
Table 28 - Internet subscribers - 1997 - 2006
Table 29 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - September 2006
Table 30 - Mobile subscriber growth - 1996 - 2006
Table 31 - Market share by operator - September 2006
Table 32 - Pacific Bangladesh (PBTL) subscribers - 1999 - 2006
Table 33 - GrameenPhone subscribers - 1998 - 2006
Table 34 - Banglalink subscribers - 2002 - 2006
Table 35 - Teletalk (BTTB) subscribers - 2005 - 2006
Table 36 - Key broadcasting statistics - 2006
Table 37 - Cable TV subscribers - 2002 - 2006
Table 38 - Maldives country statistics - 2006
Table 39 - Telephone network statistics - October 2006
Table 40 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 41 - Broadband statistics - 2006
Table 42 - Mobile statistics - September 2006
Table 43 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 44 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2006
Table 45 - Fixed-line subscribers - 2005
Table 46 - Internet users - 1996 - 2006
Table 47 - Internet subscribers - 1998 - 2006
Table 48 - Internet subscribers by access type - 2005
Table 49 - Mobile subscribers - 1998 - 2006
Table 50 - Postpaid and prepaid subscribers - 2006
Table 51 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - September 2006
Table 52 - Key broadcasting statistics - 2006
Table 53 - Pakistan country statistics - 2006
Table 54 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2005
Table 55 - Telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 56 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 57 - Mobile statistics - September 2006
Table 58 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 59 - ‘Fixed-Line’ licences issued by PTA - 2006
Table 60 - Growth in Public Call Offices (PCOs) - 1999 - 2005
Table 61 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1991 - 2006
Table 62 - WLL operator market share - October 2006
Table 63 - Internet users - 1995 - 2006
Table 64 - Internet subscribers - 1997; 2000 - 2006
Table 65 - DSL subscribers - 2005 - 2006
Table 66 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual growth - September 2006
Table 67 - Mobile subscribers - 1995 - 2006
Table 68 - Mobile operator market share - 2001; 2006
Table 69 - Mobile services revenue - 1998 - 2006
Table 70 - Key broadcasting statistics - 2006
Table 71 - Cable TV licence categories
Table 72 - Forecast fixed-line growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 73 - Forecast fixed-line growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 74 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 75 - Forecast mobile subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 76 - Forecast Internet subscriber growth - lower market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 77 - Forecast Internet subscriber growth - upper market scenario - 2005; 2010; 2015
Table 78 - Sri Lanka country statistics - 2006
Table 79 - Telephone network statistics - 2006
Table 80 - Internet user statistics - 2006
Table 81 - Mobile statistics - September 2006
Table 82 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 83 - National network status statistics - 2006
Table 84 - Telecom operator licences by category - 2006
Table 85 - SLT subscribers - 1999 - 2006
Table 86 - Suntel subscribers - 1999 - 2006
Table 87 - Lanka Bell subscribers - 1999 - 2006
Table 88 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2006
Table 89 - WLL subscribers - 1996 - 2006
Table 90 - Internet users - 1996 - 2006
Table 91 - Internet subscribers - 1994 - 2006
Table 92 - Mobile subscribers - 1995 - 2006
Table 93 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual growth - September 2006
Table 94 - Mobile operator market shares - September 2006
Table 95 - Key broadcasting statistics - 2005

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