Fast Market Research recommends "Belarus Telecommunications Report 2016" from Business Monitor International, now available
[ClickPress, Tue Nov 17 2015] Belarus continues to exhibit signs of growth across its mobile, fixed, broadband and pay-TV markets, however, the industry remains underdeveloped compared to the rest of the region. This is due to the large involvement of the state in the market, from its stake in mobile operator MTS , its full ownership of fixed-line monopoly Beltelecom and through the creation of beCloud to deploy a wholesale national LTE network. Attempts to sell its stake in MTS have floundered again in 2014, as the price remains too high for the risky business environment. Demand for data services is evident in the market, with 3G uptake growing strongly, as well as moves to FTTH and IPTV. However, high inflation and Belarus' inextricable ties to the Russian economy will dampen the country's growth prospects over the next few years , informing our expectation that the telecoms industry will continue to underperform its regional peers.
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Mobile subscriptions returned to year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in Q214, with an increase of 4.6% from Q213. The market totalled11.628mn and the penetration rate improved to 124.9%, a record high.
Wireless broadband subscriptions grew by 14.5% in 2013, reaching 5.664mn individuals and outperforming fixed broadband connections. This has been a result of cheap handset and tablet driven offers and extensive coverage by operators.
Fixed-line subscriptions continued to grow despite the global decline in the industry from fixed-to-mobile substitution. Subscriptions increased by 1.8% in 2013 and Beltelecom maintains its monopoly position and pushes multi-play packages.
The Belarus Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Belarus'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 Belarus 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 Belarus.
* Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Belarus to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Belarusian telecoms market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Belarus's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Belarus.
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