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Kazakhstan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

4G LTE services gain momentum in Kazakhstan

The fixed broadband market in Kazakhstan remains relatively underdeveloped, due to the dominance of the mobile broadband, which is in turn driven by the dominance of the mobile sector. Growth over the past few years has been relatively flat. Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022 as mobile broadband will continue to dominate the broadband segment.

The number of fixed telephone lines in Kaxakhstan is slowly declining due to the dominance of the mobile segment, in particular the mobile broadband segment.

In mid 2017 the Kazakh government announced it will launch its Digital Kazakhstan program between 2017 and 2021, which aims to strengthen the national digital infrastructure and drive economic growth and competitiveness. The scheme is intended to raise internet penetration by 2021 and see the ICT sector contributing significantly to annual GDP by that time.

International Internet bandwidth capacity increased dramatically between 2014 and 2015, almost doubling to 850,000 Mb/s. The market is predicted to continue to grow strongly over the next five years to 2022.

There are three mobile operators in the Kazakhstan market following the merger of Tele2 and Altel. The number one and two providers by market share, GSM-Kazakhstan (K'Cell) and Beeline dominate the mobile market.

Kazakhstan has an extensive 4G network compared to a number of other Asian countries in the region. All of Kazakhstan's cellular operators had 4G LTE networks live in all regional capitals and most cities by 2017.

Kazakhstan's mobile market remains highly competitive, but rather than a focus only on growth in subscribers the market is shifting to value-added. Further flat growth is also predicted over the next five years to 2022.

Key developments:

Kazakhstan's mobile market has reached saturation point.
The number of fixed telephone lines in Kazakhstan, is slowly declining as the mobile segment continues to expand.
All major mobile operators now offer 4G LTE services.
Kazakhstan has a developed mobile broadband market driven by a mature mobile market.
International internet bandwidth has increased dramatically over the past few years.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Kazakhstan - 2017
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • OVERALL MARKET REVENUES
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • MARKET LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION
      • Overview
      • Background
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • KAZAKHTELECOM
    • NEXT GENERATION NETWORK (NGN) DEVELOPMENT
      • Fibre Optic Network
    • ASTEL
    • DUCAT (FORMERLY KAZINTEL)
    • KAZINFORMTELECOM (KIT)
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and penetration - 2000 - 2017
      • Table Historical - Fixed-line subscribers in urban areas - 2009 - 2013
    • WIRELESS LOCAL LOOP (WLL)
    • FIBRE NETWORKS
      • Trans Asia-Europe (TAE)
      • Recent Developments
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Overview
      • Satellite networks
      • KazSat satellite series
    • SPECIFIC IT DEVELOPMENTS
      • Cloud Computing
  • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users and penetration- 1996 - 2017
      • Table Proportion of households with Internet access- 1996 - 2017
      • Table Proportion of households with a computer - 1996 - 2017
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration- 2003 - 2017
      • Table DSL subscribers (historical) - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Cable modem subscribers (historical) - 2007; 2010 - 2014
      • Table FttP subscribers (historical) - 2012 - 2014
      • Table International Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2017
      • Table Historic - Fibre-based internet subscribers - 2008 - 2015
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Notes on scenario forecasts
    • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • FttB
      • Fixed wireless (WiMAX)
      • Wi-Fi
    • ISP MARKET
      • Kazakhstan Online
      • Nursat
  • MOBILE MARKET
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and annual change - 1996 - 2017
    • VIDEOSTREAMING - INTERNET PROTOCOL TV (IPTV)
      • Table Kazakhtelecom's IPTV subscribers (historical) - 2010 - 2014
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
  • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
    • DIGITAL NETWORKS
      • Introduction
      • 3G
      • Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
        • Table Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
  • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
    • STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators - subscribers and market share - 2017
      • Table Mobile operators by system (historical)
    • BEELINE KAZAKHSTAN
      • Table Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2017
      • Table Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile ARPU (historical)- 2006 - 2014
      • Table Kar-Tel (Beeline) - fixed broadband subscribers (historical)- 2008 - 2013
    • K'CELL (GSM-KAZAKHSTAN)
      • Table K'Cell's mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2017
      • Table K'Cell's mobile subscribers (historical) - postpaid v. prepaid - 2012 - 2014
    • TELE2 / ALTEL
      • Merger
        • Table Tele2 Kazakhstan / Altel mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2017
      • Altel
        • Table Altel's mobile subscribers (historical) - 2009 - 2013
        • Table Altel's mobile broadband subscribers (historical) - 2010 - 2014
        • Table Altel's mobile ARPU (historical) - 2010 - 2014
      • Tele 2 Kazakhstan
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • GOVERNMENT DIGITAL PROGRAM INVESTMENT
    • E-COMMERCE
    • E-GOVERNMENT
  • RELATED REPORTS

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