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Iran - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Iran - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: March 28, 2022
BuddeComm
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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MTN Irancell continues with plan to exit Iran’s telecom sector

MTN Group has been spooked by the difficult operating environments in several Middle Eastern states, including Yemen, Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan. The Group plans to exit these markets and focus on its business units in Africa, a region which promises more rewarding returns on investment. However, the Group has a medium-term plan for Iran, and its exit may not be completed for a few years yet. Sanctions and Iran’s hyperinflationary economy have been central to the difficulties faced by MTN Irancell. Since 2018, the Group has been prevented from transferring abroad the profits from this unit. However, renewed efforts by the Iranian government to remove sanctions may enable MTN to repatriate cash owed to it in loan repayments and dividends.

More broadly, operators in Iran have invested in improving the reach and capacity of their LTE networks. After some delay, both MCI and MTN Irancell were able to launch 5G services in the first half of 2021. To tackle the lack of available spectrum, the regulator has set aside for auction spectrum in the 3.5GHz band for 5G use. The wider reach of 5G will support the government’s efforts to improve the scale of the digital economy in coming years.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • 3.1 Economic considerations and responses
  • 3.2 Subscribers
  • 3.3 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market

  • 4.1 Market analysis
  • 4.2 Background to alleged sanction violations

5 Regulatory environment

  • 5.1 Historic overview
  • 5.2 Regulatory authority
  • 5.3 Mobile network developments

6 Mobile market

  • 6.1 Market analysis
  • 6.2 Mobile statistics
  • 6.3 Mobile infrastructure
  • 6.4 Mobile broadband
  • 6.5 Major mobile operators
  • 6.6 Mobile content and applications

7 Fixed-line broadband market

  • 7.1 Market analysis
  • 7.2 Broadband statistics
  • 7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • 7.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

8 Fixed network operators

  • 8.1 Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI)
  • 8.2 Other licence holders/VoIP

9 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 9.1 Overview of the national telecom network
  • 9.2 National Internet Network (NIN)
  • 9.3 International infrastructure

10 Smart infrastructure

11 Appendix - Historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Iran 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 Iran - GDP and inflation 2012 2021
  • Table 3 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2016 2019
  • Table 4 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 5 Growth in the number of M2M SIM cards 2014 2019
  • Table 6 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2013 2027
  • Table 7 Development of MTN Irancell's financial data (ZAR million) 2015 2021
  • Table 8 Development of MTN Irancell's revenue and EBITDA (IRR billion) 2016 2021
  • Table 9 Change in the number of MTN Irancell's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 10 Change in MTN Irancell's mobile ARPU ($) 2012 2021
  • Table 11 Change in MTN Irancell's mobile ARPU (IRR) 2012 2021
  • Table 12 Change in MTN Irancell's mobile traffic 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 14 MTN Irancell's active internet subscribers 2017 2021
  • Table 15 Increase in the number of DSL subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 16 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 17 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Table 18 Historic - Iran - mobile subscribers and penetration - 1995 2011
  • Table 19 Historic - Iran - fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2011
  • Table 20 Historic - Iran - International Internet bandwidth 2002 2011
  • Table 21 Historic - Iran - fixed broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Chart 7 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2016 2019
  • Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 9 Growth in the number of M2M SIM cards 2014 2019
  • Chart 10 Iran - mobile broadband subscriptions and penetration 2013 2027
  • Chart 11 Development of MTN Irancell's financial data 2015 2021
  • Chart 12 Development of MTN Irancell's financial data 2016 2021
  • Chart 13 Change in the number of MTN Irancell's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 14 Change in MTN Irancell's mobile ARPU (IRR) 2012 2021
  • Chart 15 Change in MTN Irancell's mobile traffic 2012 2021
  • Chart 16 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 17 MTN Irancell's active internet subscribers 2017 2021
  • Chart 18 Increase in the number of DSL subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 19 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 20 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Exhibit 5 Privatisation of TCI