Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
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Kyrgyzstan gains momentum in 4G rollouts
The telecommunications sector in Kyrgyzstan has been generally characterised by an open market that welcomes both foreign and domestic investors.
Fixed broadband penetration continues to grow strongly but from a very small base. It remains very low mainly due to the dominance of the mobile platform. In addition, the limited and declining number of fixed telephone lines is restricting more widespread development of fixed broadband. Over the next five years to 2024 low to moderate growth is expected from this small base.
The mobile subscriber growth rate in Kyrgyzstan has slowed considerably over the past four years due to a mature mobile market.
MegaCom has won a contract to partner with fixed line operator Kyrgyztelecom’s KT Mobile subsidiary in developing nationwide cellular services. The deal will essentially enable KT Mobile to launch as an MVNO over MegaCom’s network.
Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024.
Mobile broadband continues to grow strongly in Kyrgyzstan. The mobile broadband subscriber penetration has grown strongly over the past five years. 4G networks now cover over 50% of the nation as the major mobile operators gain momentum in their rollouts.
Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out 4G and eventually 5G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.
MegaCom has launched a ‘Safe City’ project in the capital Bishkek in collaboration with Russian company Vega with applications to include video surveillance of road traffic.
- Mobile broadband continues to grow strongly.
- MegaCom has launched a ‘Safe City’ project in the capital Bishkek
- The major mobile operators continue to rollout out 4G LTE mobile networks.
- The number of fixed telephone lines is declining fairly quickly driven by rollout of mobile networks.
- International connectivity continues to grow strongly.