"Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report Q3 2016" now available at Fast Market Research
New Fixed Networks research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research
[ClickPress, Mon Jun 13 2016] Improvements in broadband coverage and speed are vital to the future of the telecoms industry in Sri Lanka, and there is pressure on SLT to complete its fibre-optic network on time by end-2016. Consolidation in Sri Lanka's crowded mobile market would benefit consumers and industry players alike as competitive pressures would favour differentiation at the service, rather than the pricing, level. Reportedly, Dialog Axiata will merge with its much smaller rival Airtel Lanka in a deal similar to one being pursued by their affiliates in Bangladesh. The merger of Dialog and Airtel would create a dominant player and remedies such as asset divestment may be demanded by the regulator, benefiting the surviving operators.
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More than 80% of mobile phone subscriptions remain prepaid, which limits the market for premium services, and average ARPU has not increased although 3G and 4G services have been launched as operators compete aggressively on price.
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Consolidation is likely in the mobile market with telecoms tax eroding operator revenues and consequently, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Dialog Axiata are looking to acquire Hutchinson Lanka and Airtel, respectively.
Dialog Axiata continues to dominate the mobile market with an estimated 44.6% share of subscriptions in Q415. Its merger with Airtel could consolidate its hold on the Sri Lankan mobile market.
The Sri Lanka Telecommunications Report features BMI Research'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.
Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Sri Lanka to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Sri Lankan telecoms market.
Target business opportunities and risks in Sri Lanka's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Sri Lanka.
Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
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