New Market Research Report: Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Sat Mar 14 2015

4G LTE mobile broadband services are beginning to be rolled out across Sri Lanka, despite the modest uptake of 3G and value-added services to date. The market is heavily weighted towards low-cost prepaid services and data usage remains quite low. Large numbers of inactive accounts are still being serviced by operators, further weighing on profitability. We expect to see periods of significant account eliminations over the next few years as operators consolidate and pursue higher quality subscriptions to sustain their expansion. The underpenetrated rural regions still need to be serviced, however, so we expect operators will target these areas once their more fundamental business model weaknesses are dealt with. In the meantime, there has been a renewed interest in the wireline market as Sri Lanka Telecom has increased its investment in the fibre-to-the-home arena and Dialog Broadband Networks has expanded its pay-TV business.

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Key Data

* The telecoms regulator reported 21.727mn mobile subscriptions in Sept 2014, with 1.412mn net additions in the first 9 months of 2014 . Blended ARPU continued its declining trend in Q114, registering LKR347.0 compared with LKR354 a year ago. We should see improved profitability among survivors if anticipated consolidation in the mature mobile market were to take place.

Key Trends And Developments

Etisalat was reported to have begun negotiating the sale of its Sri Lankan mobile operator business in October 2014, months after Airtel indicated its plans to withdraw from the market. However, Airtel has been tapped as a potential buyer of Etisalat Lanka and may also be interested in acquiring Hutchison Lanka, too. Consolidation in the crowded and highly competitive mobile market has long been expected and would go a long way towards improving the long term sustainability of the sector. It would also give the surviving players more opportunities to develop the value-added services needed to extract greater...

The Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Sri Lanka's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Sri Lanka.

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