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Introduction

This is an update of Pakistan's telecoms market, covering fixed broadband and mobile market trends and regulation. It includes service provider performance, multiplay services and bundling, MVNOs, and a TV/video market outlook.

Highlights

  • Pakistan has emerged as a key mobile market in the central and southern Asia region. Mobile subscriptions increased 14% YoY between 2016–17, reaching 141 million at end-2017. Mobile subscription count is forecast to grow 16.1% between end-2017 and end-2022, while that of fixed broadband and pay-TV is forecast to grow 27.7% and 16.0%, respectively.
  • Low penetration of fixed broadband in the country indicates strong growth potential in the segment. Double digit growth is expected in fixed broadband connections between 2017-22 by Ovum. The incumbent operator, PTCL, released its Network Transformation Project (NTP), aimed at transforming up to 100 major exchanges out of total 427 PTCL exchanges across the country.
  • Low penetration of fixed broadband in the country indicates strong growth potential in the segment, and Ovum expects double digit growth in connections between 2017–22. The incumbent operator, PTCL, released its Network Transformation Project, aimed at transforming up to 100 major exchanges out of total 427 PTCL exchanges across the country.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the key technology deployments in the market.
  • Compares the developments of key telcos.

Key questions answered

  • What were the key changes in the Pakistan telecoms market last year?
  • What will drive growth in the near future?
  • How have operators been evolving to gain market share?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Service provider trends
  • Technology trends
  • Download 1: Pakistan: Mobile, Broadband, TV, and OTT Video Report