Market Report, "Jordan Telecommunications Report Q1 2015", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Dec 12 2014

Jordan's telecoms operators look set to remain under intense financial pressure over our five-year forecast, as they will be buffeted by macroeconomic and industry-specific challenges. Strong competition has also played a role, with ARPUs falling across the board in the first nine months of 2014. Increased taxes on telecoms revenues have been a major factor in operator revenue declines and t he government is not inclined to reduce taxes or reinstate subsidies given its weak fiscal position. Globally, the telecoms industry is threatened by the rise of over-the-top players, as consumers look for cheaper communication methods amid a deteriorating consumer spending outlook . In this set of circumstances, network operators must find new ways to generate revenue and reduce operating expenses. Zain hopes the launch of 4G LTE in Q115 will help to mitigate some of this revenue loss. However, if there is not a strong demand for the service, capital expenditures on nationwide network coverage will further weigh on the operator's performance.

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Key Data

* Jordan's mobile market grew by 1.6% in the year to September 2014, but contracted by 1.1% q-o-q.
* Mobile ARPU continued its downward trend, with mobile operators Zain and Orange both reporting continued decline in H114.
* The pace of decline in the fixed-line sector slowed down Q114, with period q-o-q contraction of 0.5% and net losses of under 2,000.
* The internet sector continues to show high y-o-y growth up by 16.3% in Q214, although there has been fluctuation in dedicated data subscriptions.

Risk/Reward Index

Jordan moved up to 9 th in BMI's Risk/Reward Index for Middle East And North Africa in the Q115 update, up from 11 th in the previous quarter. Its score increased to 47.1 compared to 46.4 in the previous update. Jordan scores below the regional average in the Industry Rewards, Country Rewards and Country Risk categories of our ratings table. The government's decision to raise...

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

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