Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q2 2015: New research report available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Feb 23 2015

There remains some growth potential Bahrain's mobile market, but the key opportunities in the country's telecoms market now lie in the advanced mobile and wireline data market, such as LTE and fibre services. Operators will need to start focusing on increasing postpaid penetration through the introduction of services which drives usage and bring further revenue. Operators should also be looking at the enterprise segment to diversify from an increasingly competitive consumer market . . The outlook, supported by healthy GDP and private consumption growth forecasts to 201 9, is positive for the telecoms market, but we note that strong competition in the mobile and wireline sectors will continue to weigh on the pace of revenue growth as we expect growth to slow down until 2019 .

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Key Data

* Bahrain's mobile market reached 2.41mn subscriptions in September 2014, for a penetration rate of 183% according to the regulator. 79% of these subscriptions were on prepaid plans
* The launch of LTE services has boosted the broadband market, with 1.84mn subscriptions in September 2014 of which 91% were mobile.
* Fixed wireline continues to decline as it remains affected by mobile substitution, but the fixed broadband market has stabilised thanks to the deregulation of the market.

Risk/Reward Ratings

Bahrain's Risk/Reward score dropped to 51.4 in the latest quarter, a drop of 1.7pp compared to three months ago, which puts the country in fifth place overall in the region on BMI's Telecoms Risk/Reward Index. Bahrain's lowest score is in the industry rewards category, which reflects the high level of mobile penetration and the country's small population, which limit growth opportunities. Bahrain's highest score is in the country rewards category, as the country benefits from a high GDP per capita and a small land size, both important factors in reducing the challenge of achieving universal access to telecoms services.

Key Trends And Developments


The Bahrain Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Bahrain'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 Bahrain 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 Bahrain.

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