Our comprehensive assessment of Nepal's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Nepal, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Nepal's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Nepal before your competitors.
Nepal Industry Coverage (1)
Nepal's difficult terrain and remote geographic position are largely responsible for its low mobile penetration rate. The country had achieved an 82.5% penetration at the end of 2014, a rate BMI expects to remain below 100% during our 2015-2019 forecast period. New players could lead to faster growth, but BMI believes there is not really sufficient demand in more rural areas and, in any case, the likeliest candidates have proved reluctant to move forward with service launches. Mobile technologies do offer great potential for expanding broadband to more rural areas of the country and already take up of mobile data is strong, although often using slower technologies than 3G. 4G licensing has been proposed but is likely to occur only in the medium to long term.
The fixed-line market showed slight growth in 2014, but we...