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Holding up during difficult times and helping to take the edge off the commodity cycle, industry in Mongolia has contributed significantly to the economy. While resource prices have been dropping and related economic activity and foreign direct investment are not at expected levels, manufacturing and processing have been growing, with industrial production up almost 15% in...

Since it was liberalised in the early 1990s, Mongolia’s telecommunications sector has grown rapidly. As of the first half of 2014 the four major mobile operators – MobiCom, Unitel, Skytel and G-Mobile – reported more than 4.3m registered users in total, according to the country’s telecoms regulatory agency, the Communications Regulatory Commission of Mongolia (CRC). This...

 

What are the ITPTA’s goals for the further development of Mongolia’s ICT sector?

Mongolia’s status as the single least populous country in the world – according to recent census data the nation has a population density of 1.76 people per sq km – has presented a wide variety of challenges for the development of telecommunications systems. The cost of extending a fixed-line network into the nation’s vast rural areas – many of which are covered in...

Over the past five years, Mongolia’s ICT industry has experienced rapid growth. As of the first half of 2013 the nation was home to more than 1m internet subscribers, up from fewer than 200,000 as of the end of 2010, for example. As in many other nascent technology markets around the world, the majority of this growth has taken place in the mobile segment. Almost 80% of...

 

How are changing trends in mobile usage impacting the profitability of the telecoms industry?