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Azerbaijan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Azerbaijan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: August 24, 2020 Content info: 88 Pages
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Azerbaijan makes progress with Digital Hub project

The Azerbaijani economy has a major dependence on oil resources and the ICT industry. The COVID-19 pandemic and oil price slump is expected to result in an economic contraction of 2.2% in 2020, and slow recovery afterwards. The telecom sector is also exposed to the risk of delays in infrastructure and the launching of services based on new technologies, including 5G.

The mobile market is concentrated, with Azercell, Bakcell, and Azerfon together accounting for around 95% of the market. Azercell has trialled 5G, though other MNOs plan to defer 5G until there is greater market demand, instead opting to focus on the extensive reach of LTE to carry increasing data traffic.

The mobile sector has seen considerable development in network expansion, though growth in the number of subscribers has been inconsistent in recent years, partly in line with the economic vagaries. The subscriber base fell in 2016 and 2017, and though it has recovered since the pace of growth is expected to be slower in 2020 in the wake of the COVId-19 pandemic. Growth during the next five years will be bolstered by the emergence of 5G though it is expected to be progressively slower as the market matures and the penetration rate rises.

In line with development in the mobile market, the number of mobile broadband subscribers has grown rapidly over the past five years, supported by widespread rollouts of LTE infrastructure and the promotion of an attractive range of packages by the MNOs. Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years, driven by increasingly faster speeds and, from about 2022, from emerging 5G networks.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown slightly over the last five years. Over the next five years growth is expected to continue to follow the same trend.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having 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:

  • Azerbaijan ranked 13th of 34 Asian markets, with a Telecoms Maturity Index score of 45.6.
  • Azercell partners with Ericsson to deploy 5G projects, trials, and use cases;
  • Report update includes operator data to Q1 2020, Telecom maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Aztelekom, AzQtel (SAZZ), AzEuroTel, Azercell, Bakcell, Azerfon, Catel, BakTelekom (BTRIB), Eurasiacom, Fintur Holdings, VEON (Beeline).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional Market Comparison

Country overview

  • Background

COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Mobile devices
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Market overview and analysis

Regulatory environment

  • Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technology
  • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
  • Fixed Number Portability (FNP)
  • Spectrum

Mobile market

  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile technologies
    • 5G
    • 4G/LTE
    • 3G
    • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Operator statistics
    • Azercell
    • Bakcell
    • Azerfon
    • Catel
    • Delta Telecom
    • Baktelecom
    • Aztelekom

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Fixed broadband statistics
    • ISP market

Digital economy

  • E-Government

Fixed network operators

  • Overview
  • Aztelekom
  • AzEuroTel
  • BakTelekom (BTRIB)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Next Generation Network (NGN)
  • Optical fibre network
  • National Broadband Network
  • International infrastructure
    • Satellite
    • Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) cable network
    • Europe Persia Express Gateway (EPEG)
    • Trans Caspian Fiber Optic (TCFO)

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Azerbaijan - 2020 (e)
  • Table 2 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 3 - Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 4 - Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 5 - Mobile operators - Subscribers and market share - 2018
  • Table 6 - Growth in the number of Azercell's LTE base stations - 2015; 2017- 2019
  • Table 7 - Change in the number of Azercell's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 8 - Development of Azercell's financial data - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 9 - Change in the number of Bakcell's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 10 - Change in the number of Bakcell's 3G and LTE subscribers - 2016 - 2018
  • Table 11 - Increase in the number of Bakcell's mobile base stations - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 12 - Change in the number of Azerfon's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 13 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 14 - Development of Aztelecom's financial data - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 15 - Development of Baktelecom's financial data - 2015 - 2019
  • Table 16 - Decline in the number of fixed lines and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 17 - Increase in international internet bandwidth - 2009 - 2019
  • Table 18 - Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual growth and penetration - 1995 - 2006
  • Table 19 - Historic - Azercell mobile subscribers - 2003 - 2009
  • Table 20 - Historic - DSL broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2015
  • Table 21 - Historic- Internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2006
  • Table 22 - Historic - Mobile subscribers, annual growth and penetration - 1994 - 2006
  • Table 23 - Historic - Bakcell mobile subscribers - 2002; 2005 - 2006
  • Table 24 - Historic - Internet Users and Penetration - 2007 - 2017
  • Table 25 - Historic - Internet bandwidth capacity - 2001 - 2009
  • Table 26 - Historic - Azerfon mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2009

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 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 5 - Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 6 - Change in the number of Azercell's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 7 - Development of Azercell's financial data (AZN million) - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 8 - Development of Azercell's financial data (AZN million) - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 9 - Change in the number of Bakcell's 3G and LTE subscribers (thousand) - 2016 - 2018
  • Chart 10 - Increase in the number of Bakcell's mobile base stations - 2016 - 2019
  • Chart 11 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 12 - Development of Aztelecom's financial data (AZN million) - 2016 - 2019
  • Chart 13 - Development of Baktelecom's financial data (AZN million) - 2015 - 2019
  • Chart 14 - Decline in the number of fixed lines and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 15 - Increase in international internet bandwidth - 2009 - 2019

List of Exhibits

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