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Iraq telecommunications market: Latest market analysis presented

London 5/05/2013 09:23 PM GMT (LinkMyStock)

The Iraqi mobile sector recovered from a disappointing performance in 2011 by growing 14.3% in 2012. We believe that this was able to mask the continued muted growth in the country's fixed-line and broadband sectors. Further giving impetus to the mobile industry is the prospect of 3G licences being awarded by end-2013, which should benefit consumers and the broader economy by allowing the introduction of important services such as mobile banking.

Key Data

- The mobile market grew by 14.3% in 2012, up from 5.0% in 2011 and slightly down from 13.0% in 2010. We forecast the sector to grow by an average of 6.1% per annum between 2013 and 2017.

- Zain Iraq continued to reported stability for its ARPU while Asiacell saw its Q412 ARPU increased to a six-year high of US$16.9. However, we envisage ARPU to trend lower due to competition and operators' inability to offer advanced data services.

- Iraq had one of the lowest fixed-line and broadband penetration rates in the region at 5.5% and 0.4% respectively at the end of 2011, and we do not expect the situation to significant improve through 2017.

We forecast the penetration rates to reach 5.0% and 0.8% respectively by end-2017.

The price of this market report covers 4 quarterly reports on this sector. This quarterly report will be downloadable instantly as a PDF document, with the 3 remaining reports delivered at regular intervals throughout the year.

Click for Report details:Iraq Telecommunications Report Q2 2013

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