Growing mobile broadband penetration drives Mongolia's broadband market
Mongolia possesses a liberalised and Mobicom is the number one mobile operator in the Mongolian market with 36% market share followed by Unitel (31%), SkyTel (24%) and G-Mobile (9%). competitive telecoms market served by multiple competing players and an incumbent operator that no longer holds a dominant share of its market.
Operators have focused on expanding network reach and capacity to support the growing popularity of fixed and mobile broadband services, doubling the amount of fibre optic cable in Mongolia within the past five years alone and extending into Mongolia's sparsely populated rural regions.
The fixed broadband market has been growing strongly over the past few years. Penetration has increased from 4.9% in 2013 to 7.1% in 2015 and 7.4% in 2016. Further strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2021.
The penetration of fixed lines in Mongolia has increased strongly over the past five years as a higher proportion of residences decide to take a fixed line access option.
The growing popularity of mobile broadband has underpinned overall broadband growth and coincided with a contraction in fibre subscriptions, suggesting some end users are migrating from fibre to mobile. Broadband growth in 2017 will continue to be underpinned by mobile, consolidating Mongolia's position as a mobile first telecoms market and shaping the future direction of Mongolia's developing digital economy.
High mobile penetration levels in Mongolia are indicative of healthy competition although the market is undergoing transition. Overall mobile penetration levels as well as mobile voice traffic is contracting while 3G accounts for an increasing proportion of total subscriptions, with the total number of 3G subscriptions expected to overtake 2G subscriptions by 2017.
Mongolia's mobile subscriber market has experienced relatively slow growth over the past five years in a relatively mature market. Market penetration has increased from 104.8% in 2011 to over 105% in 2016. Further slow growth is predicted over the next five year to 2021.
Fixed line penetration has increased from 5.2% in 2012 to nearly 9% in 2016.
Mongolia Telecom no longer holds the largest market share in the fixed line market
Operators are investing in fibre to support future broadband growth
Total mobile voice minutes contracted for the first time in 2015
Mobile represents the dominant share of total broadband subscriptions
Mongolia has emerged as a mobile first country
3G subscriptions expected to overtake 2G by 2017
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.2 Mongolia's economy
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
4.2 Mongolia's telecom market financial statistics
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.2.1 Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC)
5.2.2 Information Technology, Post and Telecommunications Authority of Mongolia (ITPTA)
5.3 Government policies
5.3.1 Mongolia Telecom Company privatisation
5.3.2 Structural separation
5.3.3 ICT Vision 2021
5.3.4 E-Mongolia 2012
5.3.5 National broadband program of Mongolia
6. Fixed network operators
6.2 Mongolia Telecom Company
6.3 Mongolian Railways Communications
6.4 Ulusnet (Mobinet)
6.5 Univision (Unitel)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.1.1 Rural services
7.2 Fixed-line statistics
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Internet infrastructure statistics
7.3.2 Terrestrial cable
7.4 Specific IT developments
7.4.1 Data Centres
7.4.2 National information technology park
7.4.3 Mongolia internet Exchange (MIX)
8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Market overview and Analysis
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
8.3.1 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
8.3.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
9. Mobile market
9.1 Market Overview and Analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 General statistics
9.3 Mobile voice
9.4 Mobile data
9.4.1 SMS and MMS
9.5 Mobile broadband
9.6 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
10. Major mobile operators
10.1 Operator Statistics
11. Mobile content and applications
12. Digital economy
12.1.1 National ICT Committee
12.1.2 CIO Council
12.3.2 Electronic ID card
12.4.1 E-government master plan 2005
13. Digital Media
13.2 Cable, DTH and MMDS television services
13.3 Digital TV
13.5 Mobile Broadcast TV
14. Related reports
Table 13 International internet bandwidth 2000 2016
Table 27 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates 2011-2016; 2018; 2021
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