2010 African Fixed-line and Fibre Telecoms Markets and Infrastructure

Publication Overview

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.

This annual report offers a wealth of information on telecommunications infrastructure in 38 African countries, including traditional fixed-line networks, Wireless Local Loop (WLL) systems as well as national and international fibre. Subjects covered include:

  • Key Statistics;
  • Market analyses – fixed, mobile, Internet/broadband;
  • Profiles of major telecommunications carriers and service providers;
  • Fixed-line networks;
  • WLL systems;
  • Next Generation Networks (NGN);
  • International infrastructure – terrestrial and submarine fibre, satellite;
  • National fibre backbone networks.

Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- June 2010 (5th Edition)
Next publication date:- August 2011

Executive Summary

While being the world’s most rapidly growing market for mobile telephony, Africa is also home to some of the fastest growing fixed-line markets in the world. The continent still has some of the world’s lowest penetration rates in both market sectors.

The difficulties of rolling out fixed-line networks across its vast land mass have meant that in mid-2010 mobile users constituted around 90% of all African telephone subscribers. However, as lower income groups are being targeted, a price-sensitive market for lower-cost fixed or limited-mobility services is emerging. A surge in demand for Internet access and broadband capabilities is accelerating this fixed-line renaissance in some of Africa's more advanced markets. Despite reasonable growth of the traditional fixed-line markets in some countries, subscriber access to both voice and data services is shifting more and more to fixed-wireless solutions as a substitute for inadequate fixed-line infrastructure.

For over 50 operators across the continent, CDMA-2000 has been the technology of choice to provide fixed-wireless access. It supports full mobility, and converged licensing regimes are now allowing these operators to also move into the lucrative mobile sector in a growing number of countries.

International submarine fibre optic cables have reached several African countries for the first time in 2009 and 2010 or have brought competition in this sector to an incumbent monopoly provider, with more cables expected to go online in 2011. This has started to revolutionise the market by drastically improving the supply and lowering the cost of international bandwidth. Many countries are rolling out national fibre backbone networks to take the new bandwidth beyond the capital cities to population centres in the interior. However, satellite will continue to play a significant role in reaching Africa's extensive rural and remote areas. Foreign investors are scrambling for positions in this very lucrative market as liberalisation continues, national telcos are being privatised and new operating licenses issued.

Market highlights:

  • Key statistics for 38 African countries – fixed, mobile, Internet;
  • Converged licensing regimes increase competition in the sector;
  • Privatised national telcos are highly profitable;
  • Fixed-line incumbents are expanding wireless systems and pushing fixed-mobile convergence;
  • Over 50 CDMA-2000 network rollouts in progress, many supporting EV-DO broadband;
  • New submarine fibre optic cables dramatically improve access to international bandwidth, with more cables expected to go online in 2011;
  • Details of national fibre backbone rollouts.

Fixed lines in Africa and annual growth – 1999 - 2011

Year

Fixed lines (thousand)

Annual growth

1999

8

127%

2000

11

48%

2001

24

111%

2002

35

48%

2003

52

48%

2004

81

55%

2005

134

65%

2006

196

46%

2007

279

42%

2008

379

36%

2009 (e)

463

22%

2010 (e)

540

17%

2011 (f)

600

11%

(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU, company and industry data)

 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. West African International Fibre Projects 2010/11
  • 2. Algeria
    • 2.1 Key statistics
    • 2.2 Country overview
    • 2.3 Overview of Algeria’s telecom market
    • 2.4 Fixed-network operators
      • 2.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 2.4.2 Algerie Telecom
      • 2.4.3 Lacom (CAT, defunct)
    • 2.5 Alternative national fibre infrastructure
      • 2.5.1 AETC
    • 2.6 International infrastructure
  • 3. Angola
    • 3.1 Key statistics
    • 3.2 Country overview
    • 3.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 3.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 3.5 Fixed network operators in Angola
      • 3.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 3.5.2 Angola Telecom
      • 3.5.3 Mercury Telecom (MS Telcom)
      • 3.5.4 Telesel/Nexus
      • 3.5.5 Mundo Startel
      • 3.5.6 Wezacom
    • 3.6 International infrastructure
      • 3.6.1 Satellite
      • 3.6.2 Submarine cable networks
  • 4. Benin
    • 4.1 Key statistics
    • 4.2 Telecom market analysis 2009 and outlook to 2014
    • 4.3 Fixed-line operators in Benin
      • 4.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 4.3.2 Benin Telecoms
    • 4.4 Network infrastructure
      • 4.4.1 CDMA2000 WLL
      • 4.4.2 National fibre backbone
    • 4.5 International infrastructure
      • 4.5.1 Submarine fibre
      • 4.5.2 Terrestrial fibre
      • 4.5.3 Satellite
  • 5. Botswana
    • 5.1 Key statistics
    • 5.2 Country overview
    • 5.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 5.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 5.5 Fixed network operator in Botswana
      • 5.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 5.5.2 Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC)
      • 5.5.3 Fixed-line infrastructure
      • 5.5.4 WLL
      • 5.5.5 Public payphones
      • 5.5.6 National backbone network
    • 5.6 International infrastructure
      • 5.6.1 Submarine fibre
  • 6.
  • 7. Burkina Faso
    • 7.1 Key statistics
    • 7.2 Country overview
    • 7.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 7.4 Fixed network operators in Burkina Faso
      • 7.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 7.4.2 Onatel
    • 7.5 International infrastructure
  • 8. Cameroon
    • 8.1 Key statistics
    • 8.2 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 8.3 Regional benchmarking
    • 8.4 Fixed-line operators in Cameroon
      • 8.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 8.4.2 Camtel
      • 8.4.3 Pastel
    • 8.5 International infrastructure
      • 8.5.1 Submarine cables
      • 8.5.2 Terrestrial fibre
      • 8.5.3 VSAT
  • 9. Chad
    • 9.1 Key statistics
    • 9.2 Country overview
    • 9.3 Telecom market analysis 2009
    • 9.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 9.5 Fixed network operator in Chad
      • 9.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 9.5.2 Sotel Tchad
    • 9.6 International infrastructure
      • 9.6.1 Overview
      • 9.6.2 SAT-3/WASC submarine fibre
      • 9.6.3 The Central African Backbone (CAB)
      • 9.6.4 Other projects
  • 10. Cote d’Ivoire
    • 10.1 Key statistics
    • 10.2 Country overview
    • 10.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 10.4 Fixed network operators in Côte d’Ivoire
      • 10.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 10.4.2 CI-Telecom
      • 10.4.3 Arobase Telecom
    • 10.5 International infrastructure
      • 10.5.1 Submarine fibre
      • 10.5.2 Terrestrial fibre
      • 10.5.3 Satellite
  • 11. Democratic Republic of Congo
    • 11.1 Key statistics
    • 11.2 Country overview
    • 11.3 Overview of the DRC’s telecom market
    • 11.4 Fixed-line operators in the DRC
      • 11.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 11.4.2 Office Congolais des Postes et des Télécommunications
      • 11.4.3 Tatem Telecom
      • 11.4.4 Other operators
    • 11.5 International infrastructure
      • 11.5.1 Satellite
      • 11.5.2 Submarine fibre
      • 11.5.3 Terrestrial fibre
  • 12. Egypt
    • 12.1 Key statistics
    • 12.2 Overview of Egypt’s telecom market
    • 12.3 Fixed network operators in Egypt
      • 12.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 12.3.2 Telecom Egypt
      • 12.3.3 Orascom Telecom
    • 12.4 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 12.4.1 National telecom network
      • 12.4.2 International infrastructure
    • 12.5 Fixed voice market
      • 12.5.1 National and international call traffic
  • 13. Ethiopia
    • 13.1 Key statistics
    • 13.2 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 13.3 Regional benchmarking
    • 13.4 Fixed network operator
      • 13.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 13.4.2 Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation
      • 13.4.3 International infrastructure
  • 14. Gabon
    • 14.1 Key statistics
    • 14.2 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 14.3 Regional benchmarking
    • 14.4 Fixed network operator
      • 14.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 14.4.2 Gabon Télécom
    • 14.5 International infrastructure
      • 14.5.1 Submarine fibre
      • 14.5.2 Terrestrial fibre
  • 15. Gambia
    • 15.1 Key statistics
    • 15.2 Country overview
    • 15.3 Overview of Gambia’s telecom market
    • 15.4 Fixed network operators in Gambia
      • 15.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 15.4.2 Gambia Telecommunications Co Ltd (Gamtel)
    • 15.5 International infrastructure
      • 15.5.1 Overview
      • 15.5.2 New submarine fibre projects
  • 16. Ghana
    • 16.1 Key statistics
    • 16.2 Overview of Ghana’s telecom market
    • 16.3 Fixed network operators in Ghana
      • 16.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 16.3.2 Ghana Telecom (Vodafone)
      • 16.3.3 Western Telesystems Ghana Ltd (Westel, Zain)
      • 16.3.4 Capital Telecom Ltd (defunct)
    • 16.4 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 16.4.1 Public payphones
      • 16.4.2 International infrastructure
      • 16.4.3 Submarine cables
  • 17. Guinea
    • 17.1 Key statistics
    • 17.2 Country overview
    • 17.3 Overview of Guinea’s telecom market
    • 17.4 Fixed network operators in Guinea
      • 17.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 17.4.2 Sotelgui
      • 17.4.3 International infrastructure
  • 18. Kenya
    • 18.1 Key statistics
    • 18.2 Overview of Kenya’s telecom market
    • 18.3 Fixed network operators in Kenya
      • 18.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 18.3.2 Telkom Kenya Ltd (Orange Kenya)
      • 18.3.3 Fixed-wireless operators
      • 18.3.4 Kenya Data Networks (KDN)
      • 18.3.5 Jamii Telecom
      • 18.3.6 AccessKenya
    • 18.4 National fibre backbone infrastructure
      • 18.4.1 Telkom Kenya
      • 18.4.2 KDN
      • 18.4.3 Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC)
      • 18.4.4 Kenya Pipeline Corporation (KPC)
      • 18.4.5 Fibre infrastructure sharing
    • 18.5 International infrastructure
      • 18.5.1 Satellite
      • 18.5.2 Terrestrial fibre
      • 18.5.3 Submarine fibre
  • 19. Lesotho
    • 19.1 Key statistics
    • 19.2 Country overview
    • 19.3 Overview of Lesotho’s telecom market
    • 19.4 Fixed network operator in Lesotho
      • 19.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 19.4.2 Telecom Lesotho (TL)
    • 19.5 International infrastructure
      • 19.5.1 Satellite
      • 19.5.2 Terrestrial and submarine fibre
  • 20. Liberia
    • 20.1 Key statistics
    • 20.2 Country overview
    • 20.3 Overview of Liberia’s telecom market
    • 20.4 Fixed-line operators in Liberia
      • 20.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 20.4.2 Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LTC, Libtelco)
      • 20.4.3 West Africa Telecom (WAT)
    • 20.5 International infrastructure
      • 20.5.1 Overview
      • 20.5.2 New submarine fibre optic cables
  • 21. Libya
    • 21.1 Key statistics
    • 21.2 Country overview
    • 21.3 Telecom market analysis 2009
    • 21.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 21.5 Fixed network operator in Libya
      • 21.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 21.5.2 LPTIC/GPTC
    • 21.6 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 21.6.1 Fixed-line network
      • 21.6.2 CDMA-2000 WLL
      • 21.6.3 National fibre backbone
      • 21.6.4 NGN
      • 21.6.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH)
      • 21.6.6 International infrastructure
  • 22. Madagascar
    • 22.1 Key statistics
    • 22.2 Country overview
    • 22.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 22.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 22.5 Fixed network operators in Madagascar
      • 22.5.1 Fixed-line statistics and forecast
      • 22.5.2 Telecom Malagasy (Telma)
      • 22.5.3 Gulfsat Madagascar
    • 22.6 International infrastructure
  • 23. Malawi
    • 23.1 Key statistics
    • 23.2 Country overview
    • 23.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 23.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 23.5 Fixed network operators in Malawi
      • 23.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 23.5.2 Malawi Telecommunications Ltd (MTL)
      • 23.5.3 Access Communications
    • 23.6 National fibre backbone infrastructure
      • 23.6.1 MTL
      • 23.6.2 Escom
    • 23.7 International infrastructure
      • 23.7.1 Submarine cable networks
  • 24. Mali
    • 24.1 Key statistics
    • 24.2 Country overview
    • 24.3 Overview of Mali’s telecom market
    • 24.4 Fixed network operators in Mali
      • 24.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 24.4.2 Sotelma
      • 24.4.3 Orange Mali
    • 24.5 International infrastructure
      • 24.5.1 Terrestrial/submarine fibre
      • 24.5.2 New international submarine fibre optic cables
      • 24.5.3 Satellite
  • 25. Mauritius
    • 25.1 Key statistics
    • 25.2 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 25.3 Regional benchmarking
    • 25.4 Fixed network operators in Mauritius
      • 25.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 25.4.2 Mauritius Telecom
      • 25.4.3 Mahanagar (MTML)
    • 25.5 International infrastructure
      • 25.5.1 SAT-3/WASC/SAFE
      • 25.5.2 LION, Seacom, EASSy
  • 26. Morocco
    • 26.1 Key statistics
    • 26.2 Overview of Morocco’s telecom market
    • 26.3 Fixed network operators in Morocco
      • 26.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 26.3.2 Maroc Telecom
      • 26.3.3 Medi Telecom (Meditel)
      • 26.3.4 Wana (formerly Maroc Connect)
    • 26.4 International infrastructure
      • 26.4.1 Fibre optic submarine cable networks
  • 27. Mozambique
    • 27.1 Key statistics
    • 27.2 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 27.3 Regional benchmarking
    • 27.4 National fixed-network operator
      • 27.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 27.4.2 TDM
    • 27.5 International infrastructure
      • 27.5.1 Satellite
      • 27.5.2 Terrestrial microwave and fibre
      • 27.5.3 Submarine fibre
  • 28. Namibia
    • 28.1 Key statistics
    • 28.2 Country overview
    • 28.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 28.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 28.5 Fixed-network operator in Namibia
      • 28.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 28.5.2 Telecom Namibia Ltd
    • 28.6 International infrastructure
  • 29. Nigeria
    • 29.1 Key statistics
    • 29.2 Overview of Nigeria’s telecom market
      • 29.2.1 Background
      • 29.2.2 Telecom investments
      • 29.2.3 Market analysis 2010
    • 29.3 Fixed network operators in Nigeria
      • 29.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 29.3.2 Unified licensing regime
      • 29.3.3 Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd (Nitel)
      • 29.3.4 Globacom Ltd
      • 29.3.5 VGC Communications, MTN
      • 29.3.6 National Long-Distance Operators (LDOs)
      • 29.3.7 Fixed-wireless network operators
    • 29.4 National fibre optic infrastructure
      • 29.4.1 Backbone networks
      • 29.4.2 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
    • 29.5 International infrastructure
      • 29.5.1 Submarine fibre
      • 29.5.2 Terrestrial fibre
      • 29.5.3 Satellite
  • 30. Rwanda
    • 30.1 Key statistics
    • 30.2 Country overview
    • 30.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 30.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 30.5 Fixed network operators in Rwanda
      • 30.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 30.5.2 Rwandatel/Terracom
      • 30.5.3 Artel Communications
    • 30.6 National fibre backbone networks
      • 30.6.1 Rwandatel/Terracom
      • 30.6.2 Electrogaz
      • 30.6.3 MTN
    • 30.7 International infrastructure
      • 30.7.1 VSAT
      • 30.7.2 Submarine fibre optic cables
      • 30.7.3 The East Africa Backhaul System (EABS)
      • 30.7.4 Service provision to the DRC
  • 31. Senegal
    • 31.1 Key statistics
    • 31.2 Country overview
    • 31.3 Overview of Senegal’s telecom market
    • 31.4 Fixed network operators in Senegal
      • 31.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 31.4.2 Sonatel (Orange)
      • 31.4.3 Expresso
    • 31.5 International infrastructure
      • 31.5.1 Satellite
      • 31.5.2 Terrestrial fibre and microwave
      • 31.5.3 Submarine fibre
  • 32. Sierra Leone
    • 32.1 Key statistics
    • 32.2 Country overview
    • 32.3 Overview of Sierra Leone’s telecom market
    • 32.4 Fixed network operators in Sierra Leone
      • 32.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 32.4.2 Sierratel
      • 32.4.3 Other operators
    • 32.5 International infrastructure
      • 32.5.1 New international submarine fibre optic cables
      • 32.5.2 International gateways, grey market
  • 33. South Africa
    • 33.1 Key statistics
    • 33.2 Market overview
    • 33.3 Fixed network operators in South Africa
      • 33.3.1 Telkom SA Ltd
      • 33.3.2 Neotel
      • 33.3.3 InfraCo
      • 33.3.4 Amobia
      • 33.3.5 Mobile operators establishing fixed networks
    • 33.4 National private networks
      • 33.4.1 Overview
      • 33.4.2 Transtel
      • 33.4.3 Eskom
      • 33.4.4 Other electricity utilities
      • 33.4.5 State IT Agency (SITA)
      • 33.4.6 Sentech
    • 33.5 Telecommunications infrastructure
      • 33.5.1 Telkom’s national telecom network
      • 33.5.2 Neotel’s network infrastructure
      • 33.5.3 Municipal networks
      • 33.5.4 Dark Fibre Africa
      • 33.5.5 Internet Solutions (Dimension Data)
    • 33.6 International infrastructure
      • 33.6.1 Overview
      • 33.6.2 Submarine fibre
      • 33.6.3 South African Power Pool
      • 33.6.4 Satellite
  • 34. Sudan
    • 34.1 Key statistics
    • 34.2 Telecom market analysis 2009 and outlook for 2010
    • 34.3 Fixed network operators in Sudan
      • 34.3.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 34.3.2 Sudatel
      • 34.3.3 Canartel (Canar Telecom)
    • 34.4 International infrastructure
      • 34.4.1 Overview
      • 34.4.2 Submarine fibre
      • 34.4.3 Terrestrial fibre
  • 35. Swaziland
    • 35.1 Key statistics
    • 35.2 Country overview
    • 35.3 Overview of Swaziland’s telecom market
    • 35.4 Fixed network operator in Swaziland
      • 35.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 35.4.2 SPTC
  • 36. Tanzania
    • 36.1 Key statistics
    • 36.2 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 36.3 Regional benchmarking
    • 36.4 Fixed network operators
      • 36.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 36.4.2 TTCL
      • 36.4.3 Zantel
      • 36.4.4 BOL
    • 36.5 Fixed-line infrastructure
      • 36.5.1 TTCL’s fixed-line network
      • 36.5.2 WLL
      • 36.5.3 Private networks
      • 36.5.4 National fibre backbone
    • 36.6 International infrastructure
      • 36.6.1 Submarine fibre
      • 36.6.2 Satellite
      • 36.6.3 Terrestrial
  • 37. Tunisia
    • 37.1 Key statistics
    • 37.2 Country overview
    • 37.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 37.4 Regional benchmarking
      • 37.4.1 Davos World Economic Forum ranking
    • 37.5 Fixed network operators in Tunisia
      • 37.5.1 Fixed-line statistics and analysis
      • 37.5.2 Tunisie Telecom
      • 37.5.3 Orange (Divona)
    • 37.6 International infrastructure
      • 37.6.1 Submarine fibre
      • 37.6.2 Terrestrial
      • 37.6.3 Satellite
  • 38. Uganda
    • 38.1 Key statistics
    • 38.2 Overview of Uganda’s telecom market
    • 38.3 Fixed network operators in Uganda
      • 38.3.1 Uganda Telecom (UT)
      • 38.3.2 MTN Uganda
    • 38.4 National fibre backbone
    • 38.5 International infrastructure
    • 38.6 VSAT networks
  • 39. Zambia
    • 39.1 Key statistics
    • 39.2 Country overview
    • 39.3 Telecom market analysis 2010
    • 39.4 Regional benchmarking
    • 39.5 Fixed network operators in Zambia
      • 39.5.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 39.5.2 Zamtel
      • 39.5.3 Other operators
    • 39.6 International infrastructure
      • 39.6.1 Overview
      • 39.6.2 Submarine fibre
  • 40. Zimbabwe
    • 40.1 Key statistics
    • 40.2 Country overview
    • 40.3 Overview of Zimbabwe’s telecom market
    • 40.4 Fixed network operators in Zimbabwe
      • 40.4.1 Fixed-line statistics
      • 40.4.2 TelOne
      • 40.4.3 TeleAccess Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd (defunct)
      • 40.4.4 Afritell
  • 41. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Country statistics Algeria – 2010
  • Table 2 – Fixed-line network statistics Algeria – 2010
  • Table 3 – Internet provider statistics Algeria – 2010
  • Table 4 – Internet user statistics Algeria – 2010
  • Table 5 – Mobile statistics Algeria – 2010
  • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority Algeria
  • Table 7 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Algeria – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 8 – Country statistics Angola – 2010
  • Table 9 – Fixed-line network statistics Angola – 2010
  • Table 10 – Internet provider statistics Angola – 2010
  • Table 11 – Internet user statistics Angola – 2010
  • Table 12 – Mobile statistics Angola – 2010
  • Table 13 – National telecommunications authority Angola
  • Table 14 – Fixed lines in service/installed and teledensity in Angola – 1996 - 2011
  • Table 15 – Country statistics Benin – 2010
  • Table 16 – Fixed-line network statistics Benin – 2010
  • Table 17 – Internet provider statistics Benin – 2010
  • Table 18 – Internet user statistics Benin – 2010
  • Table 19 – Mobile statistics Benin – 2010
  • Table 20 – National telecommunications authority Benin
  • Table 21 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Benin – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 22 – Country statistics Botswana – 2010
  • Table 23 – Telephone network statistics Botswana – 2010
  • Table 24 – Internet provider statistics Botswana – 2010
  • Table 25 – Internet user statistics Botswana – 2010
  • Table 26 – Mobile statistics Botswana – 2010
  • Table 27 – National telecommunications authority Botswana
  • Table 28 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Botswana – 1995; 1997 - 2011
  • Table 29 – BTC financial results – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 30 – Country statistics Burkina Faso – 2010
  • Table 31 – Fixed-line network statistics Burkina Faso – 2010
  • Table 32 – Internet provider statistics Burkina Faso – 2010
  • Table 33 – Internet user statistics Burkina Faso – 2010
  • Table 34 – Mobile statistics Burkina Faso – 2010
  • Table 35 – National telecommunications authority Burkina Faso
  • Table 36 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Burkina Faso – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 37 – Country statistics Cameroon – 2010
  • Table 38 – Fixed-line network statistics Cameroon – 2010
  • Table 39 – Internet provider statistics Cameroon – 2010
  • Table 40 – Internet user statistics Cameroon – 2010
  • Table 41 – Mobile statistics Cameroon – 2010
  • Table 42 – National telecommunications authority Cameroon
  • Table 43 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Cameroon – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 44 – Country statistics Chad – 2010
  • Table 45 – Fixed and fixed-wireless network statistics Chad – 2010
  • Table 46 – Internet provider statistics Chad – 2010
  • Table 47 – Internet user statistics Chad – 2010
  • Table 48 – Mobile statistics Chad – 2010
  • Table 49 – National telecommunications authority Chad
  • Table 50 – GDP per capita in Chad and other countries in the region – 2009
  • Table 51 – Internet user penetration in Chad and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 52 – Fixed-line penetration in Chad and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 53 – Fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity in Chad – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 54 – Country statistics Côte d’Ivoire – 2010
  • Table 55 – Fixed-line network statistics Côte d’Ivoire – 2010
  • Table 56 – Internet provider statistics Côte d’Ivoire – 2010
  • Table 57 – Internet user statistics Côte d’Ivoire – 2010
  • Table 58 – Mobile statistics Côte d’Ivoire – 2010
  • Table 59 – National telecommunications authorities Côte d’Ivoire
  • Table 60 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Côte d’Ivoire – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 61 – CI-Telecom subscribers, revenue and CAPEX – 1998 - 2008
  • Table 62 – Country statistics Democratic Republic of Congo – 2010
  • Table 63 – Fixed-line network statistics DRC – 2010
  • Table 64 – Internet provider statistics DRC – 2010
  • Table 65 – Internet user statistics DRC – 2010
  • Table 66 – Mobile statistics DRC – 2010
  • Table 67 – National telecommunications authority DRC
  • Table 68 – Fixed telephone lines and teledensity in DRC – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 69 – Country statistics Egypt – 2010
  • Table 70 – Fixed-line network statistics Egypt – 2010
  • Table 71 – Internet provider statistics Egypt – 2010
  • Table 72 – Internet user statistics Egypt – 2010
  • Table 73 – Broadband statistics Egypt – 2009
  • Table 74 – Mobile statistics Egypt – 2010
  • Table 75 – National telecommunications authorities Egypt
  • Table 76 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Egypt – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 77 – Telecom Egypt key performance indicators – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 78 – Public payphones by operator in Egypt – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 79 – Country statistics Ethiopia – 2010
  • Table 80 – Fixed-line network statistics Ethiopia – 2010
  • Table 81 – Internet provider statistics Ethiopia – 2010
  • Table 82 – Internet user statistics Ethiopia – 2010
  • Table 83 – Mobile statistics Ethiopia – 2010
  • Table 84 – National telecommunications authority Ethiopia
  • Table 85 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Ethiopia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 86 – ETC revenue and profit – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 87 – Country statistics Gabon – 2010
  • Table 88 – Fixed-line network statistics Gabon – 2010
  • Table 89 – Internet provider statistics Gabon – 2010
  • Table 90 – Internet user statistics Gabon – 2010
  • Table 91 – Mobile statistics Gabon – 2010
  • Table 92 – National telecommunications authority Gabon
  • Table 93 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Gabon – 1997 - 2011
  • Table 94 – Gabon Télécom fixed-line versus mobile revenue – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 95 – Country statistics Gambia – 2010
  • Table 96 – Fixed-line network statistics Gambia – 2010
  • Table 97 – Internet provider statistics Gambia – 2010
  • Table 98 – Internet user statistics Gambia – 2010
  • Table 99 – Mobile statistics Gambia – 2010
  • Table 100 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Gambia – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 101 – Country statistics Ghana – 2010
  • Table 102 – Fixed-line network statistics Ghana – 2010
  • Table 103 – Internet provider statistics Ghana – 2010
  • Table 104 – Internet user statistics Ghana – 2010
  • Table 105 – Mobile statistics Ghana – 2010
  • Table 106 – National telecommunications authority Ghana
  • Table 107 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Ghana – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 108 – Country statistics Guinea – 2010
  • Table 109 – Fixed-line network statistics Guinea – 2010
  • Table 110 – Internet user statistics Guinea – 2010
  • Table 111 – Mobile statistics Guinea – 2010
  • Table 112 – National telecommunications authority Guinea
  • Table 113 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Guinea – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 114 – Country statistics Kenya – 2010
  • Table 115 – Fixed-line statistics Kenya – 2010
  • Table 116 – Internet provider statistics Kenya – 2010
  • Table 117 – Internet user statistics Kenya – 2010
  • Table 118 – Mobile statistics Kenya – 2010
  • Table 119 – National telecommunications authority Kenya
  • Table 120 – Fixed lines in service and annual change in Kenya – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 121 – Country statistics Lesotho – 2010
  • Table 122 – Fixed-line network statistics Lesotho – March 2010
  • Table 123 – Internet provider statistics Lesotho – 2010
  • Table 124 – Internet user statistics Lesotho – March 2010
  • Table 125 – Mobile statistics Lesotho – 2010
  • Table 126 – National telecommunications authority Lesotho
  • Table 127 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Lesotho – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 128 – Country statistics Liberia – 2010
  • Table 129 – Fixed-line network statistics Liberia – 2010
  • Table 130 – Internet user statistics Liberia – 2010
  • Table 131 – Mobile statistics Liberia – 2010
  • Table 132 – National telecommunications authority Liberia
  • Table 133 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Liberia – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 134 – Country statistics Libya – 2010
  • Table 135 – Fixed-line network statistics Libya – 2010
  • Table 136 – Internet provider statistics Libya – 2010
  • Table 137 – Internet user statistics Libya – 2010
  • Table 138 – Mobile statistics Libya – 2010
  • Table 139 – National telecommunications authority Libya
  • Table 140 – GDP per capita in Libya and other countries in the region – 2009
  • Table 141 – Internet user penetration in Libya and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 142 – Fixed-line penetration in Libya and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 143 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Libya – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 144 – Country statistics Madagascar – 2010
  • Table 145 – Fixed-line network statistics Madagascar – 2010
  • Table 146 – Internet provider statistics Madagascar – 2010
  • Table 147 – Internet user statistics Madagascar – 2010
  • Table 148 – Mobile statistics Madagascar – 2010
  • Table 149 – National telecommunications authority Madagascar
  • Table 150 – Fixed-line network key indicators in Madagascar: lines, subscribers, teledensity, public payphones, traffic and revenue – 1998 - 2011
  • Table 151 – Country statistics Malawi – 2010
  • Table 152 – Fixed-line network statistics Malawi – 2010
  • Table 153 – Internet provider statistics Malawi – 2010
  • Table 154 – Internet user statistics Malawi – 2010
  • Table 155 – Mobile statistics Malawi – 2010
  • Table 156 – National telecommunications authority Malawi
  • Table 157 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Malawi – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2011
  • Table 158 – Country statistics Mali – 2010
  • Table 159 – Fixed-line network statistics Mali – 2010
  • Table 160 – Internet user statistics Mali – 2010
  • Table 161 – Mobile statistics Mali – 2010
  • Table 162 – National telecommunications authority Mali
  • Table 163 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Mali – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 164 – Sotelma financial results – 2007 - 2008
  • Table 165 – Country statistics Mauritius – 2010
  • Table 166 – Fixed-line network statistics Mauritius – 2010
  • Table 167 – Internet provider statistics Mauritius – 2010
  • Table 168 – Internet statistics Mauritius – 2010
  • Table 169 – Mobile statistics Mauritius – 2010
  • Table 170 – National telecommunications authority Mauritius
  • Table 171 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Mauritius – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2011
  • Table 172 – Fixed lines in service by operator in Mauritius – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2008
  • Table 173 – Mauritius Telecom Group financial results – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 174 – Country statistics Morocco – 2010
  • Table 175 – Fixed network statistics Morocco – 2010
  • Table 176 – Internet provider statistics Morocco – 2010
  • Table 177 – Internet statistics Morocco – 2010
  • Table 178 – Mobile statistics Morocco – 2010
  • Table 179 – National telecommunications authority Morocco
  • Table 180 – Fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity in Morocco – 1994; 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
  • Table 181 – Country statistics Mozambique – 2010
  • Table 182 – Fixed-line network statistics Mozambique – 2010
  • Table 183 – Internet provider statistics Mozambique – 2010
  • Table 184 – Internet user statistics Mozambique – 2010
  • Table 185 – Mobile statistics Mozambique – 2010
  • Table 186 – National telecommunications authority Mozambique
  • Table 187 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Mozambique – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 188 – TDM financial results – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 189 – Country statistics Namibia – 2010
  • Table 190 – Fixed-line network statistics Namibia – 2010
  • Table 191 – Internet provider statistics Namibia – 2010
  • Table 192 – Internet user statistics Namibia – 2010
  • Table 193 – Mobile statistics Namibia – 2010
  • Table 194 – National telecommunications authority Namibia
  • Table 195 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Namibia – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 196 – Country statistics Nigeria – 2010
  • Table 197 – Fixed-line network statistics Nigeria – January 2010
  • Table 198 – Internet provider statistics Nigeria – March 2010
  • Table 199 – Internet subscriber and user statistics Nigeria – 2010
  • Table 200 – Mobile statistics Nigeria – January 2010
  • Table 201 – National telecommunications authority Nigeria
  • Table 202 – Fixed lines in service, Nitel vs. PTOs and teledensity in Nigeria – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 203 – Fixed and fixed-wireless lines by operator and market share in Nigeria – September 2009
  • Table 204 – Country statistics Rwanda – 2010
  • Table 205 – Fixed-line network statistics Rwanda – 2010
  • Table 206 – Internet provider statistics Rwanda – 2010
  • Table 207 – Internet user statistics Rwanda – 2010
  • Table 208 – Mobile statistics Rwanda – 2010
  • Table 209 – National telecommunications authority Rwanda
  • Table 210 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Rwanda – 1999 - 2011
  • Table 211 – Country statistics Senegal – 2010
  • Table 212 – Fixed-line network statistics Senegal – September 2009
  • Table 213 – Internet provider statistics Senegal – 2009
  • Table 214 – Internet statistics Senegal – 2009
  • Table 215 – Mobile statistics Senegal – September 2009
  • Table 216 – National telecommunications authority Senegal
  • Table 217 – Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 218 – Sonatel financial overview – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 219 – Sonatel fixed-line ARPU – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 220 – Country statistics Sierra Leone – 2010
  • Table 221 – Fixed-line network statistics Sierra Leone – 2009
  • Table 222 – Internet user statistics Sierra Leone – 2009
  • Table 223 – Mobile statistics Sierra Leone – 2009
  • Table 224 – National telecommunications authority Sierra Leone
  • Table 225 – Fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity in Sierra Leone – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 226 – Country statistics South Africa – 2010
  • Table 227 – Fixed-line network statistics South Africa – 2010
  • Table 228 – Internet provider statistics South Africa – 2010
  • Table 229 – Internet and broadband statistics South Africa – 2010
  • Table 230 – Mobile statistics South Africa – 2010
  • Table 231 – National telecommunications authorities South Africa
  • Table 232 – Telkom SA shareholders – March 2009
  • Table 233 – Telkom SA’s fixed line data revenue and annual change – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 234 – Telkom SA ISDN channels – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 235 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in South Africa – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 236 – Country statistics Sudan – 2010
  • Table 237 – Fixed-line network statistics Sudan – 2010
  • Table 238 – Internet provider statistics Sudan – 2010
  • Table 239 – Internet user statistics Sudan – 2010
  • Table 240 – Mobile statistics Sudan – 2010
  • Table 241 – National telecommunications authority Sudan
  • Table 242 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity Sudan – 1994 - 2010
  • Table 243 – Canar Home pricing – November 2009
  • Table 244 – Country statistics Swaziland – 2010
  • Table 245 – Fixed-line network statistics Swaziland – 2009
  • Table 246 – Internet provider statistics Swaziland – 2009
  • Table 247 – Internet user statistics Swaziland – 2009
  • Table 248 – Mobile statistics Swaziland – 2009
  • Table 249 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Swaziland – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 250 – SPTC financial results – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 251 – Country statistics Tanzania – 2010
  • Table 252 – Telephone network statistics Tanzania – 2010
  • Table 253 – Internet provider statistics Tanzania – 2010
  • Table 254 – Internet user statistics Tanzania – 2010
  • Table 255 – Mobile statistics Tanzania – 2010
  • Table 256 – National telecommunications authority Tanzania
  • Table 257 – Fixed lines in service by operator and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
  • Table 258 – Country statistics Tunisia – 2010
  • Table 259 – Fixed-line network statistics Tunisia – 2010
  • Table 260 – Internet provider statistics Tunisia – 2010
  • Table 261 – Internet statistics Tunisia – 2010
  • Table 262 – Mobile statistics Tunisia – 2010
  • Table 263 – National telecommunications authorities Tunisia
  • Table 264 – GDP per capita in Tunisia and other countries in the region – 2009
  • Table 265 – Internet user penetration in Tunisia and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 266 – Fixed-line penetration in Tunisia and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 267 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Tunisia – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 268 – Country statistics Uganda – 2010
  • Table 269 – Fixed-line network statistics Uganda – 2010
  • Table 270 – Internet provider statistics Uganda – July 2009
  • Table 271 – Internet statistics Uganda – 2010
  • Table 272 – Mobile statistics Uganda – 2010
  • Table 273 – National telecommunications authority Uganda
  • Table 274 – MTN Uganda fixed-line subscribers – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 275 – Country statistics Zambia – 2010
  • Table 276 – Fixed-line network statistics Zambia – 2010
  • Table 277 – Internet provider statistics Zambia – 2010
  • Table 278 – Internet user statistics Zambia – 2010
  • Table 279 – Mobile statistics Zambia – 2010
  • Table 280 – National telecommunications authority Zambia
  • Table 281 – GDP per capita in Zambia and other countries in the region – 2009
  • Table 282 – Internet user penetration in Zambia and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 283 – Fixed-line penetration in Zambia and other countries in the region – 2008
  • Table 284 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zambia – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 285 – Country statistics Zimbabwe – 2010
  • Table 286 – Fixed-line network statistics Zimbabwe – 2010
  • Table 287 – Internet provider statistics Zimbabwe – 2010
  • Table 288 – Internet user statistics Zimbabwe – 2010
  • Table 289 – Mobile statistics Zimbabwe – 2010
  • Table 290 – National telecommunications authority Zimbabwe
  • Table 291 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Zimbabwe – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 292 – TelOne tariffs by call type – July 2009
  • Exhibit 1 – New international submarine fibre optic cables in West Africa – 2009 - 2011
  • Exhibit 2 – National and regional fibre networks in Egypt
  • Exhibit 3 – Chart of fixed lines, Internet users and mobile subscribers in Gambia– 1999 - 2010
  • Exhibit 4 – Chart of fixed-line, mobile subscriber and Internet user growth in Guinea – 1999 - 2010
  • Exhibit 5 – Chart of fixed-line, mobile subscriber and Internet user growth in Lesotho – 1999 - 2010
  • Exhibit 6 – Eskom’s licence dispute
  • Exhibit 7 – Chart of fixed-line, mobile subscriber and Internet user growth in Mali – 1999 - 2010
  • Exhibit 8 – Analysis of Maroc Telecom’s fixed-line rollercoaster ride
  • Exhibit 9 – Regional FWA licensees in Nigeria
  • Exhibit 10 – Chart of fixed lines, Internet users and mobile subscribers in Senegal – 1999 - 2010
  • Exhibit 11 – Quarterly fixed-line growth in Senegal – 2008 - 2009
  • Exhibit 12 – Chart of fixed-line, mobile subscriber and Internet user growth in Swaziland – 1999 - 2010
  • Exhibit 13 – New international submarine fibre optic cables in southern Africa – 2009 - 2011
  • Exhibit 14 – Chart of fixed-line, mobile subscriber and Internet user growth in Zimbabwe – 1999 - 2010

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