Timor Leste (East Timor) - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Timor-Leste has been pressing ahead with the regeneration of its economy and the rebuilding of infrastructure. The effort to roll out telecommunications infrastructure in particular has been a key part of this.
Fixed-line infrastructure remains limited in Timor Leste and any expectation of an early upturn in fixed-line investment has been pretty much quashed by the runaway expansion of mobile services in the country. As mobile services allowed reasonably rapid and effective coverage of key part of the country, the pressure to expand fixed services decreased.
The fixed line market is predicted to grow slowly to moderately to strongly over the next five years to 2022.
Fixed broadband penetration in Timor Leste remains extremely low mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines as well as the dominance of the mobile platform. However the market has grown strongly over the past five years from a very small base. Over the next five years to 2022 growth is expected to continue but overall market penetration will remain extremely low.
The mobile sector was boosted by the launch of networks by two new operators in 2013. Market growth slowed down to some degree however in the 2015-17 period due to a maturing market. During 2017 all three major mobile operators: Timor Telecom, Telkomcel and Telemor launched 4G LTE services. Slow to moderate growth mobile subscriber 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 maturing market.
Timor Leste has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years driven by a rising level of mobile subscribers with smartphones. However the mobile broadband market is still at an early stage of development. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022 following the launch of 4G LTE services by all the three mobile operators.
Brazilian telecoms company Oi received authorisation for the sale of Timor Telecom (TT) to Investel Communications Limited.
All three major mobile operators: Timor Telecom, Telkomcel and Telemor launched 4G LTE services.
Fixed broadband penetration in Timor Leste remains extremely low.
There has seen a very rapid increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years.
Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022 in the mobile broadband market.