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New Market Study Published: Cambodia & Laos Telecommunications Report Q2 2011

New Fixed Networks research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research

May 11, 2011 - PRLog -- There were several changes to our telecoms forecasts for Cambodia and Laos in this quarter's update. This is due to an update in terms of the latest data made available by the regulators and operators, as well as a change in our forecast methodology.

Cambodia's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announced in January 2011 that there were 9.8mn mobile subscribers in the country, representing a penetration rate of 66%. This figure suggests that there is significant room for further growth and we believe that the sector's actual potential is higher because of number distortions by inactive mobile subscriptions, which operators are hesitant to remove. The industry also saw a consolidation between TeliaSonera-owned Star-Cell and Smart Mobile. The two companies announced in December 2010 that they had agreed to merge their operations under the Smart Mobile brand. In a joint press release, Star-Cell and Smart Mobile announced they would have a combined subscriber base of 850,000. At the time of writing, the deal was still pending approval from the Cambodian regulatory authorities.

Full Report Details at
- http://www.fastmr.com/prod/152697_cambodia_laos_telecommu...

Meanwhile, there was also merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Laotian mobile industry. Russian operator VimpelCom acquired Millicom International Cellular (MIC)'s Laos unit (which trades as Tigo) after a two-year delay. With this purchase, VimpelCom has telecoms operations in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam as it continues to tap into the region's growth opportunities. We believe that VimpelCom's experience of operating in frontier markets such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan would ease entry into the Laotian market and help the operator to capitalise on the country's growing demand for telecoms services. Besides experience, VimpelCom also brings a much-needed capital investment in Tigo's network. Given that MIC decided to divest Tigo in 2009, it is unlikely that the company had committed significant capital to improve the unit's infrastructure.

Laos and Cambodia fell to 14th and 15th position in BMI's latest Business Environment Ratings for the Asia-Pacific region. There were no changes to both countries' Telecoms Ratings, but the changes in their rankings were due to an improvement in Bangladesh's score, which cause Bangladesh to rise to 13th from 15th position. The telecoms industry of Laos and Cambodia remain relatively attractive due to low telecoms penetration rates but consumers' low purchasing power continues to hinder operators' ARPU levels and profitability.

That said, Laos has commenced trading on its new bourse, the Lao Stock Exchange, while Cambodia is not far behind as the Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) is scheduled to debut in July 2011. The establishment of a modern capital market in Cambodia and Laos would play a vital role in supporting economic development in the coming years.

Partial Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- Cambodia And Laos Mobile SWOT
- Cambodia And Laos Wireline SWOT
Business Environment
- Asia-Pacific Business Environment Ratings
- Table: Asia Telecoms Business Environment Rankings
- Cambodia
- Laos
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Mobile
- Cambodia
- Table: Cambodia Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile ARPU (US$) - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
- Laos
- Table: Laos Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile ARPU (US$) - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
- Fixed Line
- Cambodia
- Table: Cambodia Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts
- Laos
- Table: Laos Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
- Internet
- Cambodia
- Table: Cambodia Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
- Laos
- Table: Laos Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2008-2015
Market Data Analysis
- Mobile
- Cambodia
- Table: Cambodia Mobile Market (December 2010)
- 3G
- Laos
- Table: Laos Mobile Market (December 2009)
- Table: Lao Telecommunications (LTC) Subscriber Mix
- 3G
- Mobile Contract Wins
- Table: Mobile Contract Wins
- Mobile Content
- Regional Outlook
- Country Outlook
- Cambodia
- Laos
- Value-Added Services Timeline
- Table: Selected VAS Services
- Mobile Operator Data
- Table: Cambodia Market Overview
- Fixed Line
- Cambodia
- Laos
- Internet
- Cambodia
- Laos
- Wireline Contract Wins
- Table: Wireline Contract Wins
Regulatory Environment & Industry Developments
- Cambodia
- Laos
- Industry Developments
Competitive Landscape
- Key Players
- Table: Key Players - Cambodia Telecoms Sector
- Table: Key Players - Laos Telecoms Sector
Company Monitor
- Alcatel-Lucent
- Table: Alcatel-Lucent Revenues By Service Type (Earn)
- Table: Alcatel-Lucent's Selected Major Contracts In Asia
Company Profiles
- Telecom Cambodia
- Mobitel (CamGSM)
- Lao Telecommunications (LTC)
Regional Telecommunications Penetration Overview
- Fixed Line
- Table: Regional Fixed-Line Penetration Overview
- Mobile
- Table: Regional Mobile Penetration Overview
- Broadband
Country Snapshot: Cambodia Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
- Source: UN Population Division
- Table: Demographic Indicators
- Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown
- Section 2: Education & Healthcare
- Table: Education
- Table: Healthcare: Vital Statistics
- Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
- Table: Employment Indicators
- Table: Consumption And Stratification
- Table: Wages Per Year
Glossary Of Terms
- Table: Glossary Of Terms
BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts
- Telecoms Business Environment Ratings
- Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
- Table: Ratings Indicators

Full Table of Contents is available at:
-- http://www.fastmr.com/catalog/product.aspx?productid=1526...

About Business Monitor International

Business Monitor International (BMI) offers a comprehensive range of products and services designed to help senior executives, analysts and researchers assess and better manage operating risks, and exploit business opportunities, across 175 markets.  BMI offers three main areas of expertise: Country Risk BMI's country risk and macroeconomic forecast portfolio includes weekly financial market reports, monthly regional Monitors, and in-depth quarterly Business Forecast Reports.  Industry Analysis BMI covers a total of 17 industry verticals through a portfolio of services, including in-depth quarterly Country Forecast Reports.  View more research from Business Monitor International at http://www.fastmr.com/catalog/publishers.aspx?pubid=1010

About Fast Market Research

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