Iran Telecommunications Report Q4 2015: New research report available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Aug 31 2015

Iran's telecoms market is an underperformer in the Middle East as a result of political and economic risks, exacerbated by currency depreciation. Access to the latest devices is limited. The UN Security Council's unanimous vote in July 2015 to lift the sanctions against Iran, following a deal on Iran's nuclear programme, however, warrants an optimistic outlook. BMI's Country Risk team has made a slight upward revision to our economic growth forecast for Iran, projecting real GDP growth to pick up from 0.6% in 2015, to 2.9% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017. This is also likely to have a positive effect on the mobile market and potentially attract more foreign investment. Although mobile penetration in Iran is relatively high at 136.1%, BMI believes that there is further scope for growth. Data services, in particular, will grow at an average rate of 36.2% CAGR over the next five years. Iran's second biggest mobile operator MTN Irancell has launched 3G and 4G services and market leader MIC is planning to do so in the very near future.

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Key Data

We estimate that fixed-line connections increased by 3.0% in 2014 and we expect growth to slow down in the forecast period because of fixed-mobile substitution and a greater focus on mobile services from fixed incumbent TCI.

We estimate that the country ended 2014 with over 111mn subscribers, boosted by MTN's performance in the latter part of the year after it launched 3G services.

We estimate there were around 9.9mn 3G subscriptions at the end of 2014 and forecast a figure of 18.9mn at the end of 2015 and we expect the rapid growth to continue over the short term as more operators launch advanced services.

Key Trends And Developments

The Iran Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Iran'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 Iran 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 Iran.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Iran to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Iranian telecoms market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Iran's telecoms sector

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