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Pakistan country report 2012

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This publication has been discontinued on October 18, 2013.

Abstract

This Country Report provides a comprehensive overview of the key telecoms market indicators and the socioeconomic situation in Pakistan. It also analyses the strategies of key players in the country's fixed and mobile telecoms markets.

In addition, the Report includes a market outlook that focuses on the following key trends and emerging opportunities.

  • The auction of 3G licences has been delayed many times.
  • WiMAX and EV-DO broadband services are gaining an increasing share of broadband subscribers, but the success of WiMAX may not last.
  • The merger of Orascom and VimpelCom will probably complicate the mobile market.
  • Pakistan's mobile operators have started making moves towards network sharing, although the delay in 3G licensing has slowed this down.

The data annex

Analysys Mason's country report data annexes provide a range of key metrics for each country's telecoms market. Figures are supplied for each year since 2007. Metrics include the following.

Fixed telecoms market

  • Connections
    • voice
    • broadband (split by access technology: DSL, FTTB/LAN Ethernet, cable modem and other)
    • dial-up Internet.
  • Revenue
    • service revenue, as a percentage of GDP and per capita per month
    • retail revenue (‘spend’) - for DSL, FTTB/LAN Ethernet, cable modem and other.
  • Traffic
    • fixed-originated minutes of use per active connection per month.
  • Operator-level metrics/market share
    • broadband subscribers by major broadband operator (and associated market shares and year-on-year changes).

Mobile telecoms market

  • Connections
    • penetration
    • split by prepaid and contract; handset and broadband; 2G and 3G.
  • Revenue
    • service revenue, total and split by: prepaid and contract; as a percentage of GDP; per capita per month; voice, non-voice, P2P messaging, and content and data (for handset-based service revenue); and mobile broadband.
    • ARPU, total and split by: prepaid and contract; and handset voice and non-voice services.
    • data revenue (and as a percentage of service revenue).
  • Traffic
    • mobile-originated minutes of use per active connection per month.
  • Operator-level metrics/market share
    • active subscribers (and associated market shares and year-on-year changes).

About the authors

Alexandra Rehak (Partner, Head of Telecoms Research) is responsible for setting the direction for our global telecoms research, working with our expert analysts and consultants to build new content programmes and develop areas of thought leadership across our Consumer, Networks, Enterprise and Data/Regional practices. Alexandra previously served as Research Director of Analysys Mason's Custom Research group, where she developed and directed client-specific projects on market, competitive and regulatory issues for a variety of clients including service providers, vendors and regulators. Alexandra's primary areas of specialisation include media and entertainment, mobile telecoms services for both consumer and enterprise markets, best practice and competitive strategy, and benchmarking.

Athira Vijayakumar (Research Analyst) contributes research for the Regional Markets research practice. Before joining Analysys Mason, she worked as a patent engineer in Motorola. Athira holds a Master's degree in Strategic Management from Cass Business School, London and an undergraduate degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering.

About Analysys Mason

Analysys Mason's research service provides in-depth assessments of key industry issues. Our research covers consumer and enterprise services, as well as the software, infrastructure and technology underlying those services. Our programmes offer a mixture of qualitative and quantitative market intelligence. The result is an essential resource for strategic planning, investment, marketing and benchmarking.

Table of Contents

1. Executive summary

2. Introduction

  • 2.1. Major telecoms market indicators
  • 2.2. Major players

3. Market outlook

  • 3.1. The auction of 3G licences has been delayed many times
  • 3.2. WiMAX and EV-DO broadband services are gaining an increasing share of broadband subscribers, but the success of WiMAX may not last
  • 3.3. China Mobile's mobile operator Zong is increasing its share of subscribers
  • 3.4. Pakistan's mobile operators have started making moves towards network sharing, but the delay in 3G licensing has slowed this down

4. Appendices

About the authors

About Analysys Mason

Research from Analysys Mason

Consulting from Analysys Mason

List of figures

  • Figure 2.1: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the telecoms sector, Pakistan, 2006 - 2011
  • Figure 2.2: Telecoms KPIs for Pakistan, 2007 - 2011
  • Figure 2.3: Mobile SIMs by type and penetration, Pakistan, 2006 - 2011
  • Figure 2.4: Fixed connections by type, Pakistan, 2006 - 2011
  • Figure 2.5: WiMAX service providers, Pakistan
  • Figure 2.6: Broadband connections by technology, Pakistan, 2006 - 2011
  • Figure 2.7: Voice traffic by type, Pakistan, 2007 - 2011
  • Figure 2.8: Average revenue per minute from voice calls by service type, Pakistan, 2007 - 2011
  • Figure 2.9: Fixed retail revenue by service type, Pakistan, 2007 - 2011
  • Figure 2.10: Mobile voice and non-voice service revenue, and ARPU, Pakistan, 2007 - 2011
  • Figure 2.11: Mobile market share based on active subscribers, Pakistan, December 2011
  • Figure 2.12: Mobile infrastructure status, Pakistan, 2011
  • Figure 2.13: Fixed broadband retail subscriber market share, Pakistan, December 2011
  • Figure 2.14: Operators' fixed access infrastructure plans, Pakistan
  • Figure 3.1: Cellular (capital) investments by MNOs, Pakistan, 2006 - 2011
  • Figure 3.2: Share of broadband subscribers by technology, Pakistan, 2006 - 2011
  • Figure 3.3: Subscriber and base station market shares by MNO, Pakistan, June 2011
  • Figure 3.4: Possible outcomes of the Orascom - VimpelCom deal, Pakistan
  • Figure 4.1: Major regulatory organisations, Pakistan
  • Figure 4.2: Key market liberalisation dates, Pakistan
  • Figure 4.3: Additional regulatory information, Pakistan
  • Figure 4.4: Taxation on mobile services, Pakistan
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