2011 African Mobile Broadband, Data and Mobile Media Market

Publication Overview

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile broadband and data market in 38 African countries as well as the emerging market for mobile content, applications and media on the continent. Subjects covered include:

  • Mobile data services – SMS, MMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3.5G, 4G;
  • 3G and 4G mobile broadband technologies – WCDMA, HSPA, EV-DO, LTE;
  • Statistics, trends and analysis;
  • Major market players;
  • Mobile content, applications and media;
  • Mobile TV;
  • Location-based services;
  • M-commerce, m-payments, m-banking.

The countries covered in this report include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- April 2011 (7th Edition)
Next publication date:- April 2012

Executive Summary

SMS revenue share shrinking in favour of more advanced services

Wherever 3G mobile broadband services are deployed in sub-Saharan Africa, they quickly take over as the preferred means of access to the Internet, provided that a suitable backbone network is in place. DSL services offered by national telcos on their typically underdeveloped fixed-line networks are quickly reduced to niche market status, as are most traditional ISPs reselling these services or offering their own wireless access.

The extensive national network infrastructure of the mobile operators and their large user bases for voice services place them in a dominant market position for data services as well. The additional revenue is welcome in an environment of rapidly shrinking average revenue per user (ARPU) in the mobile voice market.

In many countries in the region, national fibre backbone networks are being rolled out, and new international submarine fibre optic cables along the continent’s East and West coast are providing the bandwidth needed to connect millions to the Internet, at much lower cost than previously when satellites were the only option. In many cases the mobile operators are building their own fibre backbones under converged licensing regimes.

North Africa has traditionally been in a slightly better position in terms of fixed networks, but even here mobile broadband is quickly outgrowing other access methods. Mobile broadband prices are often comparable to fixed broadband offerings or at least not far behind. In Morocco, Africa’s most penetrated DSL market with some of the lowest prices on the continent, 3G mobile broadband jumped from virtually zero to over 40% of all connections within two years after its 2007 launch and made up almost 75% by the end of 2010.

Using HSPA+ technology, up to 21Mb/s are currently being offered by 3G mobile operators in Africa. The first LTE trials on the continent are currently being carried out by operators in South Africa and Kenya with up to 150Mb/s theoretical downlink speed and 100Mb/s uplink.

In Kenya, the government has announced that it may wish to follow an open-access approach with LTE, licensing an independent company to operate a network from which service providers would then lease capacity. Unlike many other LTE test networks around the world, the operators in both South Africa and Kenya are using their existing 3G spectrum in the 2.1GHz band for the trials while awaiting the allocation of other frequencies.

In the continent’s most advanced markets, m-commerce, mobile content, applications and media have reached a level of development that is beginning to foster an associated advertising and marketing industry.

Mobile data revenue in South Africa had already reached around 13% of total mobile revenue but then fell back slightly to around 10% in 2010 due to price reductions. SMS still represents the bulk of mobile data revenue, but its share has declined in favour of mobile broadband services to about 60%.

In Kenya, the leading operator Safaricom’s SMS revenue has been overtaken by revenues from its M-Pesa mobile banking service. Total mobile data revenue almost doubled to more than US$200 million in the twelve months to March 2010 (representing 19% of total revenues) of which M-Pesa represented 48%, SMS 33% and mobile broadband 19%. Safaricom has announced it aims to have 25% of its revenue coming from data services within two years.

Markets highlights:

  • W-CDMA-based 3G mobile networks have been launched in more than half of all African countries, with rollouts in progress in many others;
  • Most operators have included High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) mobile broadband in their service offerings, providing up to 21Mb/s;
  • Operators in South Africa and Kenya are carrying out the first LTE trials on the continent;
  • Another 3G technology, CDMA2000 1x EV-DO has been deployed in around 30 African countries, offering up to 3Mb/s;
  • There are significantly more 3G mobile broadband users than DSL subscribers in key African markets;
  • New international fibre optic cables and national backbone networks support broadband growth;
  • African mobile operators make up to 19% of their revenues with mobile data services;
  • Mobile data services have helped to reverse declining average revenue per user (ARPU) in some markets;
  • Revenues from mobile banking services have overtaken SMS revenue for Kenya’s leading operator.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Mobile Broadband Penetration
  • 2. Algeria
    • 2.1 Overview of Algeria’s mobile market
      • 2.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 2.1.2 Market analysis 2010
    • 2.2 Regulatory issues
      • 2.2.1 Registration of subscriber details
    • 2.3 Mobile data services
      • 2.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 2.3.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
      • 2.3.3 GPRS/EDGE
      • 2.3.4 BlackBerry
    • 2.4 Third generation (3G)
    • 2.5 GSM-R
    • 2.6 Satellite mobile
    • 2.7 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2012; 2015
  • 3. Angola
    • 3.1 Overview of Angola’s mobile market
      • 3.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 3.2 Third generation (3G) mobile data services
    • 3.3 Satellite mobile
    • 3.4 Forecast mobile market – 2013; 2016
  • 4. Benin
    • 4.1 Telecoms market analysis 2010 and outlook to 2015
    • 4.2 Regulatory environment
      • 4.2.1 Telecom sector ‘clean-up’ 2007
    • 4.3 Overview of Benin’s mobile market
      • 4.3.1 Mobile statistics
    • 4.4 Mobile data services
      • 4.4.1 SMS
      • 4.4.2 MMS
      • 4.4.3 GPRS
    • 4.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 4.5.1 Mobile banking
    • 4.6 Satellite mobile
  • 5. Botswana
    • 5.1 Overview of Botswana’s mobile market
      • 5.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 5.2 Mobile data servivces
    • 5.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 5.4 Mobile banking
  • 6. Burkina Faso
    • 6.1 Telecoms market analysis 2010
    • 6.2 Overview of Burkina Faso’s mobile market
      • 6.2.1 Mobile statistics
    • 6.3 Mobile data services
      • 6.3.1 SMS
      • 6.3.2 MMS
      • 6.3.3 GPRS, EDGE
      • 6.3.4 Blackberry
    • 6.4 Third generation (3G)
    • 6.5 Mobile Broadband
      • 6.5.1 EV-DO
  • 7. Cameroon
    • 7.1 Overview of Cameroon’s mobile market
      • 7.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Regulatory environment
      • 7.2.1 Interconnection
      • 7.2.2 Registration of subscriber details
    • 7.3 Mobile data services
    • 7.4 M-payment and m-banking
    • 7.5 Satellite mobile
    • 7.6 Mobile Broadband
      • 7.6.1 EV-DO
    • 7.7 Forecasts – mobile market – 2012; 2016
  • 8. Chad
    • 8.1 Overview of Chad’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Satellite mobile
  • 9. Cote d’Ivoire
    • 9.1 Telecoms market analysis 2010 and outlook 2011
    • 9.2 Regulatory environment
      • 9.2.1 Interconnection
    • 9.3 Overview of Côte d’Ivoire’s mobile market
      • 9.3.1 Mobile statistics
    • 9.4 Mobile data services
      • 9.4.1 SMS
      • 9.4.2 MMS
      • 9.4.3 GPRS/EDGE
    • 9.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 9.5.1 M-payments
    • 9.6 Satellite mobile
    • 9.7 Mobile Broadband
      • 9.7.1 EV-DO
  • 10. Democratic Republic of Congo
    • 10.1 Overview of the DRC’s mobile market
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 Regulatory issues
      • 10.2.1 GSM licence conditions, fees and taxes
    • 10.3 Mobile data services
      • 10.3.1 Overview
      • 10.3.2 Mobile banking
  • 11. Egypt
    • 11.1 Overview of Egypt’s mobile market
      • 11.1.1 Telecom Egypt’s mobile deal
      • 11.1.2 Third mobile licence
      • 11.1.3 Fourth mobile licence
      • 11.1.4 Mobile statistics
    • 11.2 Mobile data services
      • 11.2.1 SMS
      • 11.2.2 MMS
      • 11.2.3 WAP
      • 11.2.4 GPRS and EDGE
      • 11.2.5 Mobile TV
    • 11.3 Third generation (3G)
      • 11.3.1 Mobile broadband pricing
    • 11.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 11.4.1 Mobile banking
    • 11.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers 2012; 2015
  • 12. Ethiopia
    • 12.1 Overview of Ethiopia’s mobile market
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Mobile data services
    • 12.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 12.4 Mobile banking
    • 12.5 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
  • 13. Gabon
    • 13.1 Overview of Gabon’s mobile market
      • 13.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 13.2 3G
  • 14. Gambia
    • 14.1 Overview of Gambia’s mobile market
      • 14.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 14.2 Mobile data services
      • 14.2.1 SMS
      • 14.2.2 MMS
      • 14.2.3 GPRS/EDGE
    • 14.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 14.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 14.4.1 Mobile banking
    • 14.5 Satellite mobile
  • 15. Ghana
    • 15.1 Overview of Ghana’s mobile market
      • 15.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 15.2 Mobile data services
      • 15.2.1 SMS
      • 15.2.2 MMS
      • 15.2.3 GPRS, EDGE, WAP
      • 15.2.4 BlackBerry
      • 15.2.5 Mobile TV
    • 15.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 15.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 15.4.1 Mobile money transfer
    • 15.5 Satellite mobile
    • 15.6 Mobile Broadband
      • 15.6.1 CDMA (Kasapa)
    • 15.7 Forecast – mobile market 2012; 2015
  • 16. Guinea
    • 16.1 Overview of Guinea’s mobile market
      • 16.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 16.2 Mobile data services
    • 16.3 Satellite mobile
  • 17. Kenya
    • 17.1 Overview of Kenya’s mobile market
      • 17.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 17.2 Mobile data services
      • 17.2.1 SMS
      • 17.2.2 MMS
      • 17.2.3 GPRS and EDGE
      • 17.2.4 BlackBerry
    • 17.3 3G
    • 17.4 LTE (4G)
    • 17.5 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
      • 17.5.1 M-Pesa (Safaricom)
      • 17.5.2 ZAP (Zain)
      • 17.5.3 yuCash (Essar)
      • 17.5.4 Orange Money
      • 17.5.5 Other services
    • 17.6 Mobile TV
    • 17.7 Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
  • 18. Lesotho
    • 18.1 Overview of Lesotho’s mobile market
      • 18.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 18.2 Mobile data services
    • 18.3 Third generation (3G) mobile
    • 18.4 EV-DO
    • 18.5 Satellite mobile
  • 19. Liberia
    • 19.1 Overview of Liberia’s mobile market
      • 19.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 19.2 Mobile data services
    • 19.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 19.3.1 Agricultural Market Information and Linkage System (AMILS)
    • 19.4 EV-DO
  • 20. Libya
    • 20.1 Overview of Libya’s mobile market
      • 20.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 20.2 Mobile data services
      • 20.2.1 SMS
      • 20.2.2 MMS
      • 20.2.3 GPRS/EDGE
    • 20.3 3G/HSDPA
    • 20.4 Mobile TV
    • 20.5 Satellite mobile
  • 21. Madagascar
    • 21.1 Overview of Madagascar’s mobile market
      • 21.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 21.2 Mobile data services
    • 21.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 21.4 EV-DO
    • 21.5 Satellite mobile
    • 21.6 Forecasts – mobile market – 2012; 2015
  • 22. Malawi
    • 22.1 Overview of Malawi’s mobile market
      • 22.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 22.2 Mobile data services
    • 22.3 Third generation (3G)
  • 23. Mali
    • 23.1 Overview of Mali’s mobile market
      • 23.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 23.2 Mobile data services
    • 23.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 23.3.1 M-payments and m-banking
  • 24. Mauritius
    • 24.1 Overview of the Mauritian mobile market
      • 24.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 24.2 Mobile data services
    • 24.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 24.4 EV-DO
    • 24.5 Mobile broadband pricing
    • 24.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 24.6.1 Mobile TV
      • 24.6.2 Mobile banking
  • 25. Morocco
    • 25.1 Overview of Morocco’s mobile market
      • 25.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 25.2 Mobile data services
      • 25.2.1 SMS
      • 25.2.2 MMS
      • 25.2.3 GPRS
      • 25.2.4 Blackberry
      • 25.2.5 Mobile TV
    • 25.3 Third-generation (3G) mobile
      • 25.3.1 Licensing
      • 25.3.2 Services
    • 25.4 Mobile payments, m-banking
    • 25.5 TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)
    • 25.6 Satellite mobile
    • 25.7 Forecast – mobile market – 2012; 2015
  • 26. Mozambique
    • 26.1 Overview of Mozambique’s mobile market
    • 26.2 Mobile statistics
    • 26.3 Mobile data services
    • 26.4 Third generation (3G)
      • 26.4.1 EV-DO
    • 26.5 ARPU
  • 27. Namibia
    • 27.1 Overview of Namibia’s mobile market
      • 27.1.1 The long road to Namibia’s second mobile licence
      • 27.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 27.2 Mobile data services
      • 27.2.1 SMS and MMS
      • 27.2.2 GPRS/EDGE
      • 27.2.3 3G/HSDPA
      • 27.2.4 EV-DO
    • 27.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 27.3.1 Mobile TV
      • 27.3.2 Mobile banking
    • 27.4 Satellite mobile
  • 28. Nigeria
    • 28.1 Overview of Nigeria’s mobile market
      • 28.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 28.2 Mobile data services
      • 28.2.1 SMS
      • 28.2.2 MMS
      • 28.2.3 GPRS, EDGE
      • 28.2.4 WAP
      • 28.2.5 CDMA2000 1x
      • 28.2.6 BlackBerry
      • 28.2.7 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
    • 28.3 Mobile TV
    • 28.4 3G
      • 28.4.1 Licensing
      • 28.4.2 Globacom
      • 28.4.3 Zain
      • 28.4.4 MTN
      • 28.4.5 CDMA EV-DO
    • 28.5 Satellite mobile
    • 28.6 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2012; 2016
  • 29. Rwanda
    • 29.1 Overview of Rwanda’s mobile market
      • 29.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 29.2 Mobile data services
    • 29.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 29.4 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
    • 29.5 EV-DO
    • 29.6 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013, 2016
  • 30. Senegal
    • 30.1 Overview of Senegal’s mobile market
      • 30.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 30.2 Mobile data services
      • 30.2.1 SMS
      • 30.2.2 MMS
      • 30.2.3 GPRS and EDGE
      • 30.2.4 EV-DO
      • 30.2.5 WAP
      • 30.2.6 BlackBerry, iPhone
      • 30.2.7 Third Generation (3G)
    • 30.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 30.3.1 Manobi
      • 30.3.2 M-payments and m-banking
  • 31. Sierra Leone
    • 31.1 Overview of Sierra Leone’s mobile market
      • 31.1.1 Mobile licensing
      • 31.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 31.2 Mobile data services
    • 31.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 31.3.1 M-payments
    • 31.4 Satellite mobile
  • 32. South Africa
    • 32.1 Overview of South Africa’s mobile market
      • 32.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 32.1.2 Market liberalisation and licence obligations
      • 32.1.3 Community service telephones (CST)
      • 32.1.4 Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
    • 32.2 Mobile data services
      • 32.2.1 Overview
      • 32.2.2 Mobile data revenue
      • 32.2.3 SMS
      • 32.2.4 MMS
      • 32.2.5 WAP
      • 32.2.6 GPRS
      • 32.2.7 EDGE
      • 32.2.8 BlackBerry
    • 32.3 3G and 3.5G (HSPA)
      • 32.3.1 Mobile broadband overview
      • 32.3.2 Vodacom
      • 32.3.3 MTN
      • 32.3.4 Cell C
      • 32.3.5 Telkom SA
    • 32.4 LTE (4G)
    • 32.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 32.5.1 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • 32.5.2 Mobile TV
      • 32.5.3 Mobile music
      • 32.5.4 CellBook
      • 32.5.5 M-commerce
      • 32.5.6 Mobile advertising
      • 32.5.7 Location-based services (LBS)
      • 32.5.8 Manobi
      • 32.5.9 Mobile social media
    • 32.6 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2012, 2015
  • 33. Sudan
    • 33.1 Overview of Sudan’s mobile market
      • 33.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 33.2 Mobile data services
      • 33.2.1 SMS and MMS
      • 33.2.2 GPRS and EDGE
    • 33.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 33.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 33.4.1 Mobile money transfer
    • 33.5 EV-DO
    • 33.6 Satellite mobile
    • 33.7 Southern Sudan
      • 33.7.1 Network of the World (NOW), Vivacell
      • 33.7.2 Gemtel (G Telecom)
  • 34. Swaziland
    • 34.1 Overview of Swaziland’s mobile market
      • 34.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 34.2 Swazi MTN
      • 34.2.1 Shareholders
      • 34.2.2 Licence conditions
      • 34.2.3 Network rollout and coverage
      • 34.2.4 Services and tariffs
      • 34.2.5 Distribution channels
      • 34.2.6 ARPU analysis
  • 35. Tanzania
    • 35.1 Overview of Tanzania’s mobile market
      • 35.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 35.2 Mobile data services and pricing
      • 35.2.1 Third generation (3G)
      • 35.2.2 Blackberry
      • 35.2.3 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
      • 35.2.4 EV-DO
    • 35.3 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013, 2016
  • 36. Tunisia
    • 36.1 Overview of Tunisia’s mobile market
      • 36.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 36.2 Mobile data services
      • 36.2.1 SMS
      • 36.2.2 MMS
      • 36.2.3 GPRS, EDGE, WAP
    • 36.3 Third Generation (3G)
    • 36.4 Mobile TV
    • 36.5 Satellite mobile
    • 36.6 GSM-R
  • 37. Uganda
    • 37.1 Overview of Uganda’s mobile market
      • 37.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 37.2 Mobile data services
      • 37.2.1 SMS
      • 37.2.2 WAP, GPRS and EDGE
      • 37.2.3 MMS
      • 37.2.4 BlackBerry
      • 37.2.5 Third generation (3G)
      • 37.2.6 Mobile TV
    • 37.3 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
      • 37.3.1 Traditional bank charges and international remittances
      • 37.3.2 Regulation
      • 37.3.3 MTN Mobile Money
      • 37.3.4 ZAP (Zain)
      • 37.3.5 M-Sente (UTL)
      • 37.3.6 Other services
    • 37.4 Forecasts – mobile market 2012; 2015
  • 38. Zambia
    • 38.1 Overview of Zambia’s mobile market
      • 38.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 38.2 Mobile data services
    • 38.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 38.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 38.4.1 M-payment and m-banking
    • 38.5 Satellite mobile
  • 39. Zimbabwe
    • 39.1 Overview of Zimbabwe’s mobile market
      • 39.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 39.2 Mobile data services
    • 39.3 Third generation (3G)
    • 39.4 Satellite mobile
  • 40. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Africa – mobile broadband penetration in selected countries – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate Algeria – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2011
  • Table 3 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change Algeria – March 2010
  • Table 4 – Algeria – Djezzy GPRS pricing – 2009
  • Table 5 – Forecast mobile subscribers Algeria – 2012; 2015
  • Table 6 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Angola – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 7 – Unitel 3G broadband pricing in Angola – 2011
  • Table 8 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Angola – 2013; 2016
  • Table 9 – Mobile subscriber and penetration rate in Benin – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 10 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Botswana – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 11 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Botswana – September 2010
  • Table 12 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 13 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Burkina Faso – December 2009
  • Table 14 – Telmob GPRS prepaid and postpaid pricing in Burkina Faso – August 2010
  • Table 15 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cameroon – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 16 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Cameroon – June 2010
  • Table 17 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Cameroon – 2012; 2016
  • Table 11 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad – 2000 - 2011
  • Table 18 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Chad – March 2010
  • Table 19 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cote d’Ivoire – 2000 - 2011
  • Table 20 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Democratic Republic of Congo – 1996; 1998 - 2012
  • Table 21 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Egypt – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2011
  • Table 22 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Egypt – March 2010
  • Table 23 – Forecast – mobile subscribers in Egypt – 2012; 2015
  • Table 24 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ethiopia – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 25 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Ethiopia – 2013; 2016
  • Table 26 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gabon – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 27 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 28 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ghana – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2011
  • Table 29 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Ghana – May 2010
  • Table 30 – MTN Ghana 3G mobile broadband pricing – August 2010
  • Table 31 – Vodafone Ghana 3G mobile broadband prepaid pricing – August 2010
  • Table 32 – Vodafone Ghana 3G mobile broadband postpaid pricing – August 2010
  • Table 33 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Ghana – 2012; 2015
  • Table 34 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Guinea – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 35 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 36 – Mobile subscribers by operator and quarterly change in Kenya – September 2010
  • Table 37 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Kenya – 2013; 2016
  • Table 38 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lesotho – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 39 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Liberia – 2001 - 2011
  • Table 40 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Libya – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 41 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology, and annual change in Libya – March 2010
  • Table 42 – Libyana 3G/HSDPA broadband pricing – July 2010
  • Table 43 – Mobile subscribers, penetration rate, traffic and revenue in Madagascar – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2011
  • Table 44 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Madagascar – September 2009
  • Table 45 – Orange Net mobile data pricing in Madagascar – 2009 vs 2010
  • Table 46 – Telma 3G+ mobile data pricing in Madagascar – May 2010
  • Table 47 – Forecast – mobile subscribers in Madagascar – 2012; 2015
  • Table 48 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malawi – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 49 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malawi – September 2009
  • Table 50 – TNM GPRS/3G pricing in Malawi – May 2010
  • Table 51 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mali – 2000 - 2011
  • Table 52 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mali – December 2009
  • Table 53 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mauritius – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 54 – Orange mobile data/3G broadband pricing in Mauritius – November 2009
  • Table 55 – Emtel mobile data/3G broadband pricing in Mauritius – November 2009
  • Table 56 – MTML EV-DO mobile broadband pricing in Mauritius – November 2009
  • Table 57 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Morocco – 1994; 1996; 1998 - 2011
  • Table 58 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Morocco – March 2010
  • Table 59 – Maroc Telecom GPRS pricing in Morocco – July 2010
  • Table 60 – Forecast - mobile subscribers in Morocco – 2012; 2015
  • Table 61 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mozambique – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 62 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Mozambique – September 2009
  • Table 63 – mCel (Mozambique) mobile data pricing – June 2010
  • Table 64 – mCel BlackBerry service pricing in Mozambique, home versus business – June 2010
  • Table 65 – mCel 3G prepaid pricing in Mozambique – June 2010
  • Table 66 – Vodacom 3G post-paid pricing in Mozambique – June 2010
  • Table 67 – Vodacom 3G prepaid pricing in Mozambique – June 2010
  • Table 68 – TDM EV-DO broadband pricing in Mozambique – June 2010
  • Table 69 – Vodacom Mozambique ARPU – 2004 - 2010
  • Table 70 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Namibia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 71 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Namibia – September 2009
  • Table 72 – MTC mobile data bundle pricing in Namibia – November 2009
  • Table 73 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Nigeria – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 74 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology in Nigeria – December 2009
  • Table 75 – Zain (Nigeria) prepaid mobile data pricing – 2010
  • Table 76 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Nigeria – 2012; 2016
  • Table 77 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Rwanda – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 78 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Rwanda – September 2010
  • Table 79 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Rwanda – 2013; 2016
  • Table 80 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Senegal – 2000 - 2011
  • Table 81 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology, annual change in Senegal – June 2010
  • Table 82 – Orange GPRS/EDGE pricing in Senegal – 2009; 2010
  • Table 83 – Expresso EV-DO mobile broadband pricing in Senegal – 2009; 2010
  • Table 84 – GSM licences and operations in Sierra Leone – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 85 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Sierra Leone – 2000 - 2011
  • Table 86 – Zain mobile Internet pricing by data download in Sierra Leone – January 2010
  • Table 87 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa – 1994 - 2011
  • Table 88 – Vodacom broadband subscribers in South Africa – 2006 - 2010
  • Table 89 – Telkom SA 3G subscribers in South Africa – 2009 - 2010
  • Table 90 – Forecast mobile subscribers in South Africa – 2012; 2015
  • Table 91 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Sudan – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 92 – Major mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Sudan – March 2010
  • Table 93 – Zain Sudan 3G/HSDPA pricing – July 2010
  • Table 94 – Zain Sudan 3G/HSDPA corporate pricing – July 2010
  • Table 95 – Sudani mDSL pricing – July 2010
  • Table 96 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 97 – Swazi MTN messaging prices in Swaziland – 2009; 2010
  • Table 98 – Swazi MTN ARPU in Swaziland – 2001 - 2010
  • Table 99 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tanzania – 1999 - 2012
  • Table 100 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Tanzania – December 2010
  • Table 101 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Tanzania – 2013; 2016
  • Table 102 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 103 – Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change in Tunisia – December 2009
  • Table 104 – Tunicell GPRS/EDGE pricing in Tunisia – 2009 vs 2010
  • Table 105 – Tunisiana GPRS/EDGE pricing in Tunisia – 2009 vs 2010
  • Table 106 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 107 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Uganda – 2012; 2015
  • Table 108 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Zambia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 109 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Zambia – September 2009
  • Table 110 – Zain Zambia prepaid mobile data pricing – 2009
  • Table 111 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe – 1997; 1999 - 2011
  • Table 112 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Zimbabwe – March 2010
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers in Angola – 2002 - 2012
  • Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers in Botswana – 2002 - 2012
  • Chart 3 – Mobile subscribers in Gabon – 2002 - 2012
  • Chart 4 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya – 1999-2012
  • Chart 5 - Mobile subscribers by operator in Kenya – September 2010
  • Chart 6 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Nigeria - 1998-2011
  • Chart 7 – Mobile subscribers in Rwanda – 2002 - 2012
  • Chart 8 – Mobile subscribers in Tanzania – 2002 - 2012
  • Exhibit 1 – An analysis of Egypt’s third mobile licence valuation
  • Exhibit 2 – SMS as a weapon against drug counterfeiting in Ghana
  • Exhibit 3 – Texting elephants in Kenya
  • Exhibit 4 – Job offers by SMS in Kenya
  • Exhibit 5 – Spotlight on Vodacom GSM community payphones in South Africa
  • Exhibit 6 – Swazi MTN licence conditions in Swaziland
  • Exhibit 7 – Vodacom – in and out of Zambia
  • Exhibit 8 – One million dollars per minute in Zimbabwe

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Number of pages: 198

Status: Archived

Last update: 16 May 2011
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Analyst: Peter Lange

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