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Pakistan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Pakistan - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Mobile growth opportunities in Pakistan are very substantial due to a young population and rising penetration of mobile services. Pakistan's mobile market has experienced slow to moderate growth over the last five years.
The country's mobile operators are all fighting for a larger share of the market, forcing down prices and subsequently Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU). The operators have been shifting their focus to Value Added Services (VAS) in order to improve revenues.
In 2017 Mobilink and Warid merged their operations into a single brand, Jazz, which saw the number of mobile operators reduce from six to five. Further market consolidation is predicted over the next five years as the operating margins of the major operators come under further pressure.
However two main challenges facing mobile operators in Pakistan remain: a largely rural population with up to 70% of the population live in rural areas and difficulty serving those areas of the country that are politically unstable.
Slow to moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to very strong local competition.
4G network rollouts continue across the country. By 2017 over 30% of Pakistan population was covered by a 4G network.
Pakistan has seen a dramatic increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years with market penetration increasing from below 1% in 2012 to 24% in 2017. However the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development with penetration well below most other Asian countries. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.

Key developments:

4G network rollouts continue across the country.
By 2017 over 30% of Pakistan population was covered by a 4G network.
Pakistan has seen a dramatic increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years.
Mobilink and Warid merged their operations into a single brand, Jazz.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Mobilink (PMCL); Ufone (PTML, PTCL's subsidiary); Telenor Pakistan; Warid Telecom; Instaphone.


1. Synopsis
2. Market Overview and Analysis
3. Mobile Statistics
3.1 General Statistics and Market Forecast
3.2 Mobile voice
3.2.1 Prepaid
3.3 Mobile broadband statistics and Market Forecast
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum Auctions 2014 - 2017
4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
4.3 Other Developments
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Statistics by Operators
5.2 PMCL (Jazz)
5.2.1 PMCL (Mobilink)
5.2.2 Warid Telecom
5.3 Ufone (PTCL)
5.4 Telenor Pakistan
5.5 Zong
5.6 Historic - Instaphone (Pakcom)
5.7 MVNOs
6. Mobile content and applications
6.1 m-commerce / m-banking
6.2 m-TV
7. Related reports
Table 1 Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 2 Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Table 3 Historic - mobile subscribers 1995 - 2005
Table 4 Mobile services revenue 1998 - 2016
Table 5 Mobile services revenue 2011 - 2016
Table 6 Historical - overall ARPU across all mobile operators 2002; 2004 - 2009
Table 7 Proportion of prepaid mobile subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 8 Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2009 - 2022
Table 9 Mobile operators and systems
Table 10 Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator 2009 - 2017
Table 11 Mobile subscriber market share by operator 2009 - 2017
Table 12 Mobile subscribers by operator, annual change 2014 - 2017
Table 13 Mobile subscribers (millions) by operator and 3G, 4G 2017
Table 14 Historic - 3G, 4G and LTE mobile subscribers by operator 2016
Table 15 Historic - 3G, 4G and LTE mobile subscribers by operator 2015
Table 16 Mobilink mobile subscribers 2000 - 2017
Table 17 Warid Telecom subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 18 Ufone (PTCL) subscribers 2001 - 2017
Table 19 Telenor Pakistan subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 20 Historic - Telenor Pakistan - ARPU 2009 - 2014
Table 21 CMPak (Zong) mobile subscribers 2000 - 2017
Table 22 Historical - Instaphone (Pakcom) subscribers 2000 - 2010
Chart 1 - Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) 2007 - 2022
Chart 2 Mobile Broadband Subscribers, Penetration and Annual Growth (with Forecast) 2007 2022

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