This report provides 215 statistical tables for the mobile voice and data communications activities for the major 38 African countries. Full details are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.
Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- January 2010 (8th Edition)
Next publication date:- January 2011
Mobile phone networks dominate
With their superior national coverage and large subscriber bases compared with the fixed-line networks,
These new services provide welcome new revenue streams in an almost entirely prepaid environment of low average revenue per user (ARPU) levels. Mobile ARPU has bottomed in some African markets, rising again on the back of mobile data services and streamlined operations, but in others it has fallen to new lows due to price wars between a sometimes unsustainable numbers of licensed competing networks. The future is likely to bring some consolidation to the most crowded markets.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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