Armenia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Mobile market in Armenia undergoes major modernisation program

The Armenian telecom market continues to attempt to put an effective national telecommunications service in place. Armenia’s telecom sector was slow to capitalise on the country’s steadily improving economic conditions, however by 2018 there had been considerable improvement in both the economy and the country’s telecom market.

The number of fixed lines Armenia peaked in 2008 and since then has steadily fallen, driven by strong growth in the mobile broadband segment. This trend is predicted to continue over the next five years to 2023.

Fixed-line broadband market penetration has grown moderately over the last five years, with penetration increasing from a very small base. Over the next five years to 2023 growth is expected to continue to grow moderately.

Growth has been relatively flat in the mobile market over the past five years. Mobile subscriber growth is expected to remain fairly flat over the next five years to 2023.

Beeline Armenia has completed the large-scale mobile network modernisation program. The wide-scale project includes the upgrade of existing infrastructure, to decommission outdated analogue equipment, and the deployment of new optical fibre networks.

Mobile broadband subscribers have grown very strongly over the past five years. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023. The mobile broadband market will be driven by increasingly faster speeds offered by the mobile operators as they roll out their 4G networks and falling prices due to growing competition.

The Armenian government stated that Nokia could be the company selected to participate in a project designed to ensure the country can roll out a nationwide 5G network.

The Armenian government approved plans to build a new data center. The data center is to be built via a public-private partnership. The government is to provide the premises and infrastructure, and the rest handled by a private investor.

Key developments:

  • The fixed broadband has grown strongly over past decade from a small base but still remains low by international comparisons.
  • Beeline Armenia introduced its new colocation service to corporate subscribers.
  • Growth has been relatively flat in the mobile market over the past five years.
  • Strong growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 in the mobile broadband market.
  • The Armenian government approved plans to build a new data center.

Companies mentioned in this report

ArmenTel, VEON ArmenTel (Beeline), Orange, Orange Armenia, Ucom, VivaCell-MTS, MTS, Sistema, VimpelCom.

Table of Contents

  • Key Statistics

  • Country Overview

  • Telecommunications Market

    • Market Overview and Analysis
    • Regional Asian Market Comparison
    • Historical Overview
  • Regulatory Environment

    • Historical Overview
    • Regulatory Authority
    • Fixed Networks
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Spectrum
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure

    • National Telecom Network - Background
    • Fixed-Line Statistics
    • Nagorno-Karabakh
    • International Infrastructure
    • Data Centres
  • Fixed-Network Operators in Armenia

    • Beeline Armenia
    • Ucom
    • Cornet-AM
    • GNC-Alfa
  • Fixed-Line Broadband Market

    • Background
    • Fixed-line Broadband statistics and Forecasts
    • Fixed-line broadband technologies
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
      • Fibre to the Premises (FttP)
      • Fixed wireless broadband
    • National Broadband Network (NBN)
    • Fixed Broadband Service Providers
      • Overview
      • ArmenTel (Beeline)
      • Ucom
      • GNC-Alfa
      • Armenian Datacom Company (ADC)
  • Mobile Market

    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Mobile Statistics and Forecasts
    • Mobile Broadband Statistics and Forecasts
  • Mobile Infrastructure

    • 4G
    • 5G
  • Major Mobile Operators

    • Operator Statistics
    • ArmenTel (Beeline)
    • MTS Armenia (VivaCell-MTS)
    • U!com (Formerly Orange Armenia)
  • Digital Economy

    • e-Payments
    • e-Education
    • e-Government
  • Digital Media

    • VoIP
    • Digital TV
  • Related Reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Country Statistics, Major Operators and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Top Level Country Statistics – 2018 (e)
  • Table 3 – Historic - Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration - 1991 – 2006
  • Table 4 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 6 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 – 2017
  • Table 7 – Historic - Internet users – 1994; 2000 – 2007
  • Table 8 – Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2007
  • Table 9 – International internet bandwidth – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Lit/Equipped International Bandwidth Capacity – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Historic - DSL subscribers – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 12 – Historic - Fibre to the Premises (FttP) subscribers – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 13 – Historic - ArmenTel (Beeline) fixed broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2016
  • Table 14 – Historic - ArmenTel (Beeline) fixed broadband ARPU – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 15 – Historic - Ucom - broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2015
  • Table 16 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 17 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 18 – Historic - Mobile subscribers – 1996 – 2006
  • Table 19 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023
  • Table 20 – Mobile operators and systems
  • Table 21 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 22 – ArmenTel (Beeline) mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Historic - ArmenTel (Beeline) mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 24 – VivaCell-MTS mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 25 – U!Com (Orange Armenia) - mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 26 – Historic - UCOM (Orange Armenia) - mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2015
  • Table 27 – Historic - Key broadcasting statistics – 2015
  • Table 28 – Historic - VoIP subscribers – 2011 – 2014

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2018; 2023
  • Chart 2 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
  • Chart 3 – Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 4 – Telecoms Maturity Index – Central Asia
  • Chart 5 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 7 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 8 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2023

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country

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Number of pages 84

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Last updated 2 Mar 2019
Update History

Analyst: Phil Harpur

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