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Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

The telecommunications sector in Kyrgyzstan has been generally characterised by an open market that welcomes both foreign and domestic investors.

Fixed broadband penetration continues to grow strongly but from a very small base. It remains very low mainly due to the dominance of the mobile platform. In addition, the limited and declining number of fixed telephone lines is restricting more widespread development of fixed broadband. Over the next five years to 2024 low to moderate growth is expected from this small base.

The mobile subscriber growth rate in Kyrgyzstan has slowed considerably over the past four years due to a mature mobile market.

MegaCom has won a contract to partner with fixed line operator Kyrgyztelecom's KT Mobile subsidiary in developing nationwide cellular services. The deal will essentially enable KT Mobile to launch as an MVNO over MegaCom's network.

Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024.

Mobile broadband continues to grow strongly in Kyrgyzstan. The mobile broadband subscriber penetration has grown strongly over the past five years. 4G networks now cover over 50% of the nation as the major mobile operators gain momentum in their rollouts.

Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out 4G and eventually 5G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.

MegaCom has launched a Safe City' project in the capital Bishkek in collaboration with Russian company Vega with applications to include video surveillance of road traffic.

Key developments:

Mobile broadband continues to grow strongly.
MegaCom has launched a Safe City' project in the capital Bishkek
The major mobile operators continue to rollout out 4G LTE mobile networks.
The number of fixed telephone lines is declining fairly quickly driven by rollout of mobile networks.
International connectivity continues to grow strongly.


  • Executive Summary
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2019 (e)
  • Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
      • Table Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • REGIONAL MARKET COMPARISON
    • BACKGROUND
  • Regulatory environment
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
  • Fixed network operators
    • KYRGYZTELECOM
    • OTHER FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service, Annual change and Penetration – 2009 – 2024
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual change and penetration – 1991 – 2006
    • FIBRE NETWORKS
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Satellites
      • Fibre
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Fixed broadband market
    • BACKGROUND
    • FIXED BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) –2009 - 2024
      • Table International Internet Bandwidth – 2006 – 2018
      • Table Lit/Equipped International Bandwidth Capacity – 2015 – 2018
    • ISP MARKET
    • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
        • Table Historic - Cable modem subscribers – 2004 – 2015
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
        • Table Historic - DSL subscribers – 2003 – 2015
  • Mobile market
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • MOBILE STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) –2009 - 2024
    • MOBILE BROADBAND STATISTICS AND FORECAST
      • Table Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) –2010 – 2023
    • MOBILE REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • SIM registration
      • Spectrum Auctions
    • DIGITAL NETWORKS
      • Developments
      • LTE
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Apps
  • Major mobile operators
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2019
      • MegaCom (Alfa Telecom)
        • Table MegaCom subscribers – 2009 – 2019
      • Sky Mobile (Beeline)
        • Table Sky Mobile (Beeline) subscribers – 2007 – 2019
      • Zheti Mobile / Aktel (background)
        • Table Historic - Aktel (Fonex) subscribers – 2007 – 2011; 2014
      • Nur Telecom (O!)
        • Table Nur Telecom (O!) - subscribers – 2013 – 2019
      • Katel
      • KT Mobile
    • MNVOS
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