Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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.

Key developments:

  • 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.
  • Table of Contents

    • Key Statistics

    • Country overview

    • Telecommunications market

      • Market overview and analysis
      • Regional market comparison
      • Background
    • Regulatory environment

      • Regulatory authority
    • Fixed network operators

      • Kyrgyztelecom
      • Other fixed network operators
    • Telecommunications infrastructure

      • Overview of The National Telecom Network
      • Fibre networks
      • International infrastructure
        • Satellites
        • Fibre
      • Smart Infrastructure
    • Fixed broadband market

      • Background
      • Fixed broadband statistics and forecast
      • ISP market
      • Fixed-Line broadband technologies
        • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
        • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Mobile market

      • Market overview
      • Mobile statistics and forecast
      • Mobile broadband statistics and forecast
      • Mobile regulatory issues
        • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • SIM registration
        • Spectrum Auctions
      • Digital networks
        • Developments
        • LTE
      • Mobile content and applications
        • Apps
    • Major mobile operators

      • Operator statistics
        • MegaCom (Alfa Telecom)
        • Sky Mobile (Beeline)
        • Zheti Mobile / Aktel (background)
        • Nur Telecom (O!)
        • Katel
        • KT Mobile
      • MNVOs
    • Related reports


    List of Tables

    • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2019 (e)
    • Table 2 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • Table 3 – Fixed lines in service, Annual change and Penetration – 2009 – 2024
    • Table 4 – Historic - Fixed lines in service, annual change and penetration – 1991 – 2006
    • Table 5 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2024
    • Table 6 – International Internet Bandwidth – 2006 – 2018
    • Table 7 – Lit/Equipped International Bandwidth Capacity – 2015 – 2018
    • Table 8 – Historic - Cable modem subscribers – 2004 – 2015
    • Table 9 – Historic - DSL subscribers – 2003 – 2015
    • Table 10 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 - 2024
    • Table 11 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 – 2023
    • Table 12 – Mobile operators – subscribers and market share – 2019
    • Table 13 – MegaCom subscribers – 2009 – 2019
    • Table 14 – Sky Mobile (Beeline) subscribers – 2007 – 2019
    • Table 15 – Historic - Aktel (Fonex) subscribers – 2007 – 2011; 2014
    • Table 16 – Nur Telecom (O!) - subscribers – 2013 – 2019

    List of Charts

    • Chart 1 – Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration – 2019; 2024
    • 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 lines in service and penetration – 2009 – 2024
    • Chart 6 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
    • Chart 7 – Mobile Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
    • Chart 8 – Mobile Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2010 - 2024

    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 70

Status Current

Last updated 24 Sep 2019
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Lead Analyst: Phil Harpur

Contributing Analysts:

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