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Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: September 20, 2021
BuddeComm
Content info: 110 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Mongolia makes progress with its 'e-nation' transition

Mongolia's liberalised and competitive telecoms market comprises of a number of operators which have steadily eroded the dominance of the incumbent telco, Mongolia Telecom, over the years.

Fixed-line penetration increased steadily in the years to 2018 as more people took on fixed-line access for voice calls and to access copper-based broadband services. However, the number of lines fell in 2019, and again and more sharply in 2020, partly through the economic consequences of the pandemic (GDP fell 5.3% in 2020, year-on-year) and partly due to the migration to the mobile platform and to VoIP.

Fixed broadband penetration remains low, mainly due to a limited number of fixed lines and the dominance of the mobile platform. The attraction of fixed broadband as a preferred access where it is available is waning as the mobile networks are upgraded with greater capacity and capabilities.

The growing popularity of mobile broadband continues to underpin overall broadband and telecom sector growth, with Mongolia's market very much being dominated by mobile services, supported by widely available LTE. This will largely determine and shape the future direction of Mongolia's developing digital economy.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure.

Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:

  • Regulator enables online licensing application process as part of an 'e-nation' transition;
  • KT Corp completes sale of its 40% stake in Telecom Mongolia to the state;
  • MobiCom expands reach of LTE-A services, trials 5G;
  • Report update includes an assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, the regulator's market reports for 2019, telcos' operating and financial data to July 2021, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.
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Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional Asian market comparison

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Market overview

Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authority
    • Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC)
    • Information Technology, Post and Telecommunications Authority of Mongolia (ITPTA)
  • Government policies
    • Mongolia Telecom Company privatisation
    • Structural separation
    • ICT Vision 2021
    • E-Mongolia 2012
    • National broadband program of Mongolia

Mobile market

  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband

Major mobile operators

  • Operator statistics
  • MobiCom
  • SkyTel
  • Unitel
  • G-Mobile

Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Introduction
  • Fixed broadband statistics
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
    • Wi-Fi

Fixed network operators

  • Introduction
  • Mongolia Telecom
  • Mongolian Railways Communications
  • Ulusnet (Mobinet)
  • Univision (Unitel)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • National telecom network
  • Rural services
  • Fixed-line statistics
  • International infrastructure
    • Internet infrastructure statistics
    • Terrestrial cable
    • Satellite
    • Data centres
    • National Information Technology Park (NITP)
    • Mongolia Internet Exchange (MIX)

Digital economy

  • National ICT Committee
  • CIO Council
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Banking
  • e-Government
  • e-Health
  • e-Education

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Mongolia - 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 - Development of telecom revenue and investment (MNT billion) - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 3 - Total fixed and mobile network traffic (million minutes) - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 4 - Growth in number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 5 - Growth in number of mobile subscribers by type (million) - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 6 - Change in the number and proportion of prepaid subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 7 - Growth in the number of M2M connections - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 8 - Decline in SMS traffic - 2012 - 2019
  • Table 9 - Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 10 - Mobile broadband subscribers by technology - 2012 - 2019
  • Table 11 - Mobile data traffic - 2015 - 2019
  • Table 12 - Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 13 - Growth in the number of MobiCom's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 14 - Growth in the number of SkyTel's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 15 - Growth in the number of Unitel's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 16 - Growth in the number of G-Mobile's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 17 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 18 - Fixed broadband subscribers by technology - 2012 - 2019
  • Table 19 - Fixed broadband subscribers by access speed - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 20 - Internet users and penetration - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 21 - Change in the number of fixed lines and teledensity- 2011 - 2021
  • Table 22 - Share of fixed line subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 23 - Fibre cable deployed (km) - 2014 - 2019
  • Table 24 - International internet bandwidth - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 25 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 1995 - 2010
  • Table 26 - Historic - Operating Systems -2015
  • Table 27 - Historic - Broadband subscribers by location - 2015
  • Table 28 - Historic - International and domestic Internet bandwidth by ISP - June 2015
  • Table 29 - Historic - Internet users and penetration - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 30 - Historic - Cable, DTH and MMDS TV subscribers - 2004 - 2010
  • Table 31 - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual change, and penetration - 1996 - 2010
  • Table 32 - Historic - MobiCom subscribers - 2006 - 2010
  • Table 33 - Historic - SkyTel subscribers - 2006 - 2010
  • Table 34 - Historic - Unitel subscribers - 2006 - 2010
  • Table 35 - Historic - G-Mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 36 - Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2010
  • Table 37 - Historic - Prepaid subscribers - 1998 - 2010
  • Table 38 - Historic - International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2010

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 2 - Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 3 -Telecoms Maturity Index - Central Asia
  • Chart 4 - Development of telecom revenue and investment - 2009 - 2019
  • Chart 5 - Total fixed and mobile network traffic - 2009 - 2019
  • Chart 6 - Growth in number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 7 - Growth in number of mobile subscribers by type - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 8 - Change in the number and proportion of prepaid subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 9 - Growth in the number of M2M connections - 2016 - 2019
  • Chart 10 - Decline in SMS traffic - 2012 - 2019
  • Chart 11 - Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 12 - Mobile broadband subscribers by technology - 2012 - 2019
  • Chart 13 - Mobile data traffic - 2015 - 2019
  • Chart 14 - Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 15 - Growth in the number of MobiCom's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 16 - Growth in the number of SkyTel's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 17 - Growth in the number of Unitel's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 18 - Growth in the number of G-Mobile's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 19 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 20 - Fixed broadband subscribers by technology - 2012 - 2019
  • Chart 21 - Fixed broadband subscribers by access speed - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 22 - Internet users and penetration - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 23 - Change in the number of fixed lines and teledensity- 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 24 - Share of fixed line subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 25 - International internet bandwidth - 2011 - 2020

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 - Central Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 - Map of Mongolia