Oman Telecommunications Report Q3 2016 - New Market Research Report

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Jun 16 2016

The issue regarding licensing a third mobile operator in Oman has receded, and with good reason. Saturation and MVNO-driven price competition do not make it viable for a start-up to enter this mature market. Ooredoo's nascent alternative wireline business is most at risk from the licensing of Awasr as a Class 1 public telecommunications network operator. New wireline operator Awasr has secured a Class 1 general fixed telephony licence, complementing its concession to provide wireline broadband i nfrastructure and services in Oman. As Oman is one of the few markets where the multinational group has reported positive revenue and profit growth, the newcomer poses a particularly potent threat. Omantel launched an IPTV service in January 2016, spearheading its assault on the nascent converged services market where Ooredoo is at a comparative disadvantage. A s a result, BMI upgraded its wireline outlook to 2020.

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Mobile subscription growth was stronger than expected in 2015 as MVNOs outperformed. We forecast 6.83mn subscriptions by end-2016, rising to 6.98mn in 2020. 3G/4G migration will see such subscriptions rise from 3.73mn to 5.07mn over the same period.

Muted demand for low-capacity wireline broadband will impede broadband market growth, but fibre connections will facilitate uptake of high-value converged services. Subscriptions will fall to 2.90mn in 2020, but will yield higher ARPU, particularly for Omantel.

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

Key Benefits
Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Oman to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Omani telecoms market.
Target business opportunities and risks in Oman's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Oman.
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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