Kazakhstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Mobile Broadband services continue to grow strongly in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the most advanced telecoms sectors in Central Asia. It has an extensive 4G network. Compared to other Asian nations, Kazakhstan has low fixed line and fixed-broadband penetration, moderate mobile broadband penetration and high mobile penetration.

The fixed broadband market in Kazakhstan remains relatively underdeveloped, due to the dominance of the mobile broadband, which is in turn driven by the mobile sector. The number of fixed telephone lines in Kazakhstan is slowly declining due to the dominance of the mobile segment.

The Digital Kazakhstan program between 2017 and 2021 aims to strengthen the national digital infrastructure and drive economic growth and competitiveness. Kazakhtelecom recently completed the first stage of its multi-platform M2M/IoT network.

Moderate growth is predicted over the next five years to 2023 in the fixed broadband market as mobile broadband will continue to dominate the broadband segment.

Mobile subscriber growth was slow in Kazakhstan during 2017-8 in highly mature and saturated market. Kazakhstan has an extensive 4G network compared to a number of other Asian countries in the region. Further slow growth is also predicted over the next five years to 2023.

Kazakhstan has seen a strong increase in mobile broadband penetration over the past five years. Market penetration increased rapidly up to 2013. Since then the market stabilised and has been growing at a more moderate rate due to saturation in the mobile subscriber segment.

Moderate 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 and 5G networks and improving tariffs due to strong competition.

Key developments:

  • Kazakhstan's mobile market has reached saturation point. Slow growth predicted through to 2023.
  • Fixed telephone penetration continues declining as the mobile segment continues to expand.
  • All major mobile operators now offer 4G LTE services. 5G services will be launched in the coming years.
  • Mobile broadband is growing strongly driven by a mature mobile market.
  • Beeline Kazakhstan announced successful NB-IoT tests.
  • Kar-Tel to install smart gas meters in the city of Kostanay.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Market Overview and Analysis
    • 4.2 Regional Market Comparison
    • 4.3 Overall Market Revenues
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Regulatory authority
    • 5.2 Market liberalisation
    • 5.3 Privatisation
      • 5.3.1 Overview
      • 5.3.2 Background
    • 5.4 Spectrum
    • 5.5 Number Portability (NP)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Kazakhtelecom
    • 6.2 Next Generation Network (NGN) development
      • 6.2.1 Fibre Optic Network
    • 6.3 Astel
    • 6.4 Ducat (formerly Kazintel)
    • 6.5 KazInformTelecom (KIT)
    • 6.6 Transtelecom
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
      • 7.1.1 Background
    • 7.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 7.3 Fibre networks
    • 7.4 International infrastructure
      • 7.4.1 Overview
      • 7.4.2 Satellite networks
      • 7.4.3 KazSat satellite series
      • 7.4.4 Submarine
    • 7.5 Specific IT developments
      • 7.5.1 Cloud Computing
    • 7.6 Smart Infrastructure
      • 7.6.1 Internet of Things (IoT)
      • 7.6.2 Smart Meters
  • 8. Fixed-line broadband market
    • 8.1 Overview
    • 8.2 Internet statistics
    • 8.3 Fixed-Broadband Statistics and Forecast
    • 8.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies
      • 8.4.1 FttB
      • 8.4.2 Fixed wireless (WiMAX)
      • 8.4.3 Wi-Fi
    • 8.5 ISP market
      • 8.5.1 Nursat
  • 9. Mobile market
    • 9.1 Background
    • 9.2 Mobile Statistics and Forecast
    • 9.3 Mobile broadband statistics and Forecast
    • 9.4 Mobile Regulatory issues
      • 9.4.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 9.5 Mobile infrastructure
    • 9.6 Major mobile operators
      • 9.6.1 Statistics
      • 9.6.2 Beeline Kazakhstan
      • 9.6.3 Kcell (GSM-Kazakhstan)
      • 9.6.4 Tele2 / Altel
  • 10. Digital Media
    • 10.1 Videostreaming
  • 11. Digital economy
    • 11.1 Government Digital Program Investment
    • 11.2 e-Government
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Key Metrics - Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) - 2018 – 2023
  • Table 3 – Fixed Line Subscriptions and Penetration – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Historic - Fixed-line subscribers in urban areas – 2009 – 2013
  • Table 5 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2003 – 2023
  • Table 6 – International Internet bandwidth capacity – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Lit/Equipped International Bandwidth Capacity – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Historic - DSL subscribers – 2007 – 2014
  • Table 9 – Historic - Cable modem subscribers – 2007; 2010 – 2014
  • Table 10 – Historic - FttP subscribers – 2012 – 2014
  • Table 11 – Historic - Fibre-based internet subscribers – 2008 – 2015
  • Table 12 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Historic - Internet users and penetration– 1996 – 2007
  • Table 14 – Proportion of households with Internet access– 1996 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Proportion of households with a computer – 1996 – 2018
  • Table 16 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Table 17 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and annual change – 1996 – 2007
  • Table 18 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Table 19 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
  • Table 20 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2018
  • Table 21 – Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 22 – Kar-Tel (Beeline) - mobile ARPU (historical)– 2006 – 2014
  • Table 23 – Kar-Tel (Beeline) – fixed broadband subscribers (historical)– 2008 - 2013
  • Table 24 – Kcell’s mobile subscribers - 2006 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Kcell’s mobile subscribers (historical) – postpaid v. prepaid - 2012 – 2014
  • Table 26 – Tele2 Kazakhstan / Altel mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 27 – Altel’s mobile subscribers (historical) – 2009 – 2013
  • Table 28 – Altel’s mobile ARPU (historical) – 2010 – 2014
  • 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 – Internet Users and Penetration – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 9 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2008 – 2023
  • Chart 10 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2023
  • Exhibit 1 – Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 – Historic - Kazakhtelecom’s modernisation program for telecommunications

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Last updated 1 Aug 2018
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