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Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses


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Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Rising mobile broadband penetration is driving Mongolia's telecoms market

Mongolia possesses a liberalised and competitive telecoms market served by multiple competing players and an incumbent operator that no longer holds a dominant share of its market. The growing popularity of mobile broadband has underpinned overall broadband and telecoms growth. This trend is consolidating Mongolia's position as a mobile first telecoms market and shaping the future direction of Mongolia's developing digital economy.

The penetration of fixed lines in Mongolia has increased strongly over the past five years as a higher proportion of residences decide to take a fixed line access option. Penetration is however predicted to only increase slightly over the next five years to 2022. There is a continued migration from fixed-line services to mobile operators that have a much higher availability in the rural areas and access to applications and services in the urban areas.

Fixed broadband penetration in Uzbekistan remains low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform. However the market has grown very strongly over the past five years from a very small base. Over the next five years to 2022 moderate growth is expected to continue. A major driver of broadband growth among the general population will be affordable access to relevant content.

Mongolia's mobile market has experienced relatively slow growth over the past five years in a relatively mature market. High mobile penetration levels in Mongolia are also indicative of healthy competition. Slow to moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to strong local competition and a further maturing market.

Mobile broadband has become an increasingly attractive proposition due to the increasingly faster speeds offered coupled with improving tariffs due to strong competition among the four mobile network operators. Mobile broadband subscriptions grew rapidly commencing in 2012, with this growth attributed to the increasing popularity of 3G mobile broadband products.

The launch of 4G LTE services by all the major operators in 2017 will see the uptake of mobile broadband customers continue to grow strongly over the next five years to 2022.

In April 2017 the Mongol Sat-1 platform was launched in partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). It is Mongolia's first satellite to support domestic telecoms, broadband and television services including TV, internet, radio, e-services and government links. The satellite will help to reach users in isolated rural areas of the country.

Key Developments:

Growing popularity of mobile broadband has underpinned overall broadband and telecoms growth.

The penetration of fixed lines in Mongolia has increased strongly over the past five years.

Over the next five years to 2022 moderate growth is expected to continue in the fixed broadband market.

The launch of 4G LTE services will see the uptake of mobile broadband customers continue to grow strongly.

The Mongol Sat-1 platform was launched in partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).


1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 Background
3.2 Mongolia's economy
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Mongolia's telecom market financial statistics
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.2.1 Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC)
5.2.2 Information Technology, Post and Telecommunications Authority of Mongolia (ITPTA)
5.3 Government policies
5.3.1 Mongolia Telecom Company privatisation
5.3.2 Structural separation
5.3.3 ICT Vision 2021
5.3.4 E-Mongolia 2012
5.3.5 National broadband program of Mongolia
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Mongolia Telecom
6.3 Mongolian Railways Communications
6.4 Ulusnet (Mobinet)
6.5 Univision (Unitel)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.1.1 Rural services
7.2 Fixed-line statistics
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Internet infrastructure statistics
7.3.2 Terrestrial cable
7.3.3 Satellite
7.4 Specific IT developments
7.4.1 Data Centres
7.4.2 National information technology park
7.4.3 Mongolia internet Exchange (MIX)
8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Fixed Broadband statistics and Forecast
8.3 Internet Statistics
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
8.4.1 Wi-Fi
9. Mobile market
9.1 Mobile statistics and Market Forecast
9.2 Mobile voice
9.3 Mobile data
9.4 Mobile Broadband and Market Forecast
10. Major mobile operators
10.1 Operator Statistics
10.2 MobiCom
10.3 SkyTel
10.4 Unitel
10.5 G-Mobile
11. Mobile content and applications
12. Digital economy
12.1 Introduction
12.1.1 National ICT Committee
12.1.2 CIO Council
12.2 e-Commerce
12.3 e-Banking
12.3.1 E-Signatures
12.3.2 Electronic ID card
12.4 e-Government
12.4.1 E-government master plan 2005
12.5 e-Health
12.6 e-Education
13. Digital Media
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Cable, DTH and MMDS television services
13.3 Digital TV
13.4 IPTV
13.5 Mobile Broadcast TV
14. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Mongolia 2017 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2017 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2017 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2017 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2017 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 GDP and foreign direct investment: 2003 2018
Table 8 Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2017 - 2022
Table 9 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 10 Total revenue and investment of ICT sector and tax contribution 2005 2015
Table 11 Historic - ICT sector revenue breakdown 2015
Table 12 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2017
Table 13 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 1990, 1995 - 2006
Table 14 Historic - Total fixed network traffic 2008 2015
Table 15 Mongolia fibre cable deployed 2016
Table 16 International internet bandwidth 2000 2017
Table 17 International and domestic Internet bandwidth by ISP June 2015
Table 18 Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 19 Historic - Broadband subscribers per platform 2012 - 2015
Table 20 Broadband subscribers by location June 2015
Table 21 Internet users and penetration 2007 2017
Table 22 Percentage of Households with Internet Access at Home - 2007 - 2017
Table 23 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 24 Historic - Mobile subscribers, total v. prepaid, annual change and penetration 1996 - 2010
Table 25 Prepaid subscribers 2012 - 2017
Table 26 Historic - Total outgoing mobile telephone traffic 1999 - 2015
Table 27 Historic - SMS traffic 2000 2009; 2012 2016
Table 28 Historic - 3G subscribers 2009 - 2016
Table 29 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Table 30 Mobile operators - subscribers and market share 2017
Table 31 MobiCom subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 32 SkyTel subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 33 Unitel subscribers - 2006 - 2017
Table 34 G-Mobile subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 35 Historic - Operating Systems 2015
Table 36 Historic - Cable, DTH and MMDS TV subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 37 Historic - IPTV, double play and triple play subscribers 2016
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2017; 2022
Chart 2 Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration 2007 - 2017
Chart 3 Fixed Broadband Subscribers (with Forecast) - 2007 - 2022
Chart 4 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 5 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Exhibit 1 Map of Mongolia

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