2010 African Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators

Publication Overview

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile communications and mobile data markets in 38 African countries. Subjects covered include:

  • Mobile statistics, trends, analysis for each country;
  • Government policies and regulatory issues;
  • Prepaid vs. postpaid;
  • Fixed-mobile convergence;
  • Mobile satellite services;
  • Major mobile operators;
  • Brief company history and overview;
  • Major shareholders;
  • Financial results where available;
  • Technology used – GSM, CDMA, 3G;
  • Network infrastructure and coverage;
  • Major contracts awarded;
  • Services offered;
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU) where available.

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:- March 2010 (6th Edition)

Next publication date:- March 2011

Executive Summary

Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. Market penetration is expected to pass the 50% mark in 2010, with subscriber growth slowing to around 20% p.a. However, several individual markets are still growing at more than 100% p.a. and stand at only single-digit penetration rates. The continent’s most advanced markets have passed the 100% penetration mark.

Although the greatest demand is in the major cities, cellular solutions are also being employed to increase accessibility in rural and other disadvantaged areas. In addition to mobile networks, WLL systems have been introduced in a large number of countries for the provision of fixed-wireless services. Additional choices are available through satellite-based mobile services such as Globalstar, ICO, Iridium and Thuraya.

The introduction of prepaid services and a steady decline in tariffs has meant that about half of Africa’s close to one billion people can now afford a mobile phone. However, as lower and lower income groups are being targeted, the declining Average Revenue per User (ARPU) is putting pressure on the network operators' profit margins. Literal price wars have broken out in some markets where a large number of operators have been licensed. Despite this, international investors are still very keen to enter the market through new mobile licences or shares in existing mobile operations in Africa.

With their superior national coverage and large subscriber bases, Africa’s mobile network operators have built up a level of market power to the extent that they have been called "the new incumbents". Newly introduced converged licensing regimes have increased the competitive pressure in a number of key markets but also allow the mobile operators to branch out into new service segments.

A variety of companies have established themselves as regional major players in Africa’s mobile sector. South Africa’s MTN and Kuwait-based Zain (formerly Celtel) operate in a total of 16 African countries each, in addition to several in the Middle East. France Telecom, through its Orange mobile division has also established a presence in 16 African countries.

MTN’s archrival in its South African home market, Vodacom’s expansion across the continent has been limited to a total of only five countries due to restrictions from the partnership agreement with its majority shareholder, Vodafone which itself operates in three countries.

Millicom from Luxembourg was also among the early investors, operating under the Tigo brand in six countries.

Orascom from Egypt divested most of its sub-Saharan operations between 2002 and 2005, mostly in markets with low penetration and high growth potential, to concentrate on the more developed North African and Middle Eastern markets. However, in 2008 it established a new subsidiary Telecel Globe to re-enter sub-Saharan Africa, including some of the same markets it had abandoned five years earlier.

Other regional players with major funding from the Middle East include the UAE’s Etisalat under the Moov brand, Warid Telecom, and the Lebanon-based Comium Group. African companies that have expanded beyond their home markets include Zimbabwe’s Econet, Maroc Telecom (with backing from Vivendi of France), Libya’s LapGreen and Sudan’s Sudatel under the Expresso brand.

Further consolidation is expected as smaller players are finding it increasingly difficult to compete. But even the bigger pan-African operators have recently become takeover targets for even bigger global players.

Market highlights:

  • Subscriber statistics and estimates for 2010 for each country;
  • Mobile market penetration in Africa is expected to pass 50% during 2010;
  • At least eight African countries will have broken the 100% mobile penetration barrier by the end of the year;
  • While some African mobile markets are still growing at more than 100% p.a.; overall growth across the continent is expected to slow to 17%;
  • Mobile ARPU has bottomed in some markets but is still falling rapidly in others;
  • Some mobile operators are rolling out national fibre optic backbone networks and are entering new service sectors under converged licensing regimes;
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are expected to intensify in an increasingly crowded market.

African mobile subscriber growth and penetration – 1998 - 2010

Year

Subscribers

(million)

Annual growth

Penetration

As percentage of total telephone subscribers

1998

3.38

133%

0.5%

17%

1999

7.66

126%

1.0%

29%

2000

11.3

48%

1.5%

36%

2001

23.8

111%

2.9%

53%

2002

35.3

48%

4.6%

62%

2003

52.1

48%

6.1%

65%

2004

81.0

53%

9.2%

76%

2005

134

65%

15%

82%

2006

196

46%

21%

88%

2007

279

42%

30%

91%

2008

379

35%

38%

92%

2009 (e)

463

22%

46%

93%

2010 (e)

540

17%

54%

93%

(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU, Global Mobile 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. Algeria
    • 1.1 Overview of the mobile market in Algeria
      • 1.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 1.2 Market analysis 2009
    • 1.3 Regulatory issues
      • 1.3.1 Registration of subscriber details
    • 1.4 Major mobile operators
      • 1.4.1 Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
      • 1.4.2 Orascom Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
      • 1.4.3 Wataniya Telecom (Nedjma)
    • 1.5 Mobile handsets
    • 1.6 Tariffs
    • 1.7 ARPU
  • 2. Angola
    • 2.1 Country overview
    • 2.2 Telecommunications market analysis 2009
    • 2.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Angola
    • 2.4 Overview of the mobile market in Angola
      • 2.4.1 Mobile statistics
    • 2.5 Major mobile operators
      • 2.5.1 Movicel (Angola Telecom)
      • 2.5.2 Unitel
    • 2.6 Satellite mobile
  • 3. Benin
    • 3.1 Market analysis 2009 and outlook to 2014
    • 3.2 The big ‘clean-up’ 2007
    • 3.3 Overview of the mobile market in Benin
      • 3.3.1 Mobile statistics
    • 3.4 Major mobile operators
      • 3.4.1 MTN (Spacetel-Benin, Areeba)
      • 3.4.2 Moov (Telecel Benin)
      • 3.4.3 Libercom (Benin Telecoms)
      • 3.4.4 BBCom (Bell Benin)
      • 3.4.5 Glo Mobile Benin (Globacom)
    • 3.5 Government confrontation with MTN and Moov
    • 3.6 Mobile voice services
      • 3.6.1 Satellite mobile
  • 4. Botswana
    • 4.1 Telecom sector liberalisation in Botswana
      • 4.1.1 Regulatory reform 2006
      • 4.1.2 Service-neutral licences since 2007
    • 4.2 Overview of the mobile market in Botswana
      • 4.2.1 Mobile statistics
    • 4.3 Regulatory issues
      • 4.3.1 Interconnection
      • 4.3.2 Backbone infrastructure
      • 4.3.3 Airtime tax
      • 4.3.4 Registration of subscriber details
    • 4.4 Major mobile operators
      • 4.4.1 Mascom Wireless
      • 4.4.2 Orange Botswana (formerly Vista Cellular)
      • 4.4.3 BeMobile (BTC)
  • 5.
  • 6. Burkina Faso
    • 6.1 Overview of the mobile market in Burkina Faso
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 6.2 Major mobile operators
      • 6.2.1 Zain (formerly Celtel)
      • 6.2.2 Telmob (Onatel)
      • 6.2.3 Moov (Telecel, Etisalat)
  • 7. Cameroon
    • 7.1 Overview of the mobile market in Cameroon
      • 7.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 7.2 Major mobile operators
      • 7.2.1 MTN Cameroon
      • 7.2.2 Orange CM
      • 7.2.3 Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (CMT)
    • 7.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
    • 7.4 Satellite mobile
  • 8. Chad
    • 8.1 Market analysis 2009
    • 8.2 Overview of the mobile market in Chad
      • 8.2.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.3 Major mobile operators
      • 8.3.1 Zain Chad (formerly Celtel)
      • 8.3.2 Millicom Chad (Tigo)
      • 8.3.3 Tchad Mobile (defunct)
    • 8.4 Satellite mobile
  • 9. Cote d’Ivoire
    • 9.1 Market analysis 2010
    • 9.2 Overview of the mobile market in Cote d’Ivoire
      • 9.2.1 Mobile statistics
    • 9.3 Major mobile operators
      • 9.3.1 MTN Côte d’Ivoire (formerly Loteny)
      • 9.3.2 Orange CI
      • 9.3.3 KoZ (Comium Mobile)
      • 9.3.4 Moov (Etisalat)
      • 9.3.5 Oricel (LapGreen)
      • 9.3.6 Warid Telecom
      • 9.3.7 CORA de Comstar and Aircomm CI (Historic)
    • 9.4 Satellite mobile
  • 10. Democratic Republic of Congo
    • 10.1 Overview of the mobile market in Democratic Republic of Congo
      • 10.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 Regulatory issues
      • 10.2.1 GSM licence conditions, fees and taxes
    • 10.3 Major mobile operators
      • 10.3.1 Vodacom Congo
      • 10.3.2 Zain DRC (formerly Celtel)
      • 10.3.3 Tigo (Millicom)
      • 10.3.4 CCT
  • 11. Egypt
    • 11.1 Overview of the mobile market in Egypt
      • 11.1.1 Telecom Egypt’s mobile deal
      • 11.1.2 Third mobile licence
      • 11.1.3 Mobile statistics
    • 11.2 Regulatory issues
      • 11.2.1 Tariff structure
      • 11.2.2 International gateways
      • 11.2.3 Mobile Number Portability
      • 11.2.4 Registration of user details
      • 11.2.5 GPS ban
    • 11.3 Major mobile operators
      • 11.3.1 Mobinil (ECMS)
      • 11.3.2 Vodafone Egypt
      • 11.3.3 Etisalat Misr
    • 11.4 Prepaid mobile services
    • 11.5 Satellite mobile
  • 12. Ethiopia
    • 12.1 Overview of the mobile market in Ethiopia
      • 12.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 12.2 Mobile operator
      • 12.2.1 Ethio-Mobile
    • 12.3 Satellite mobile
  • 13. Gabon
    • 13.1 Overview of the mobile market in Gabon
      • 13.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 13.2 Major mobile operators
      • 13.2.1 Zain Gabon (formerly Celtel)
      • 13.2.2 Libertis (Gabon Telecom)
      • 13.2.3 Moov (Telecel Gabon)
    • 13.3 Fourth mobile licence
  • 14. Gambia
    • 14.1 Overview of the mobile market in Gambia
      • 14.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 14.2 Major mobile operators
      • 14.2.1 Gamcel
      • 14.2.2 Africell
      • 14.2.3 Comium
      • 14.2.4 QCell
      • 14.2.5 Additional licences
    • 14.3 Satellite mobile
  • 15. Ghana
    • 15.1 Overview of the mobile market in Ghana
      • 15.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 15.2 Regulatory issues
      • 15.2.1 Licensing
      • 15.2.2 Tariffs
      • 15.2.3 Interconnect
      • 15.2.4 Taxation
      • 15.2.5 Mobile Number Portability
      • 15.2.6 Infrastructure sharing
    • 15.3 Major mobile operators
      • 15.3.1 Vodafone (Ghana Telecom, OneTouch)
      • 15.3.2 MTN Ghana (formerly ScanCom, Spacefon Areeba)
      • 15.3.3 Millicom Ghana (Mobitel, Tigo)
      • 15.3.4 Kasapa
      • 15.3.5 Zain (Celtel, Westel)
      • 15.3.6 Globacom
    • 15.4 Prepaid mobile services
    • 15.5 Satellite mobile
  • 16. Guinea
    • 16.1 Overview of the mobile market in Guinea
      • 16.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 16.2 Major mobile operators
      • 16.2.1 MTN Guinea (Areeba)
      • 16.2.2 Sotelgui (Lagui)
      • 16.2.3 Orange Guinea (formerly Spacetel Guinee)
      • 16.2.4 Intercel Guinea (formerly Télécel Guinea)
      • 16.2.5 Cellcom Guinee
    • 16.3 Satellite mobile
  • 17. Kenya
    • 17.1 Overview of the mobile market in Kenya
      • 17.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 17.2 Regulatory issues
      • 17.2.1 Interconnection
      • 17.2.2 International gateways
      • 17.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 17.2.4 Quality of Service (QoS) control
      • 17.2.5 Registration of subscriber details
    • 17.3 Major mobile operators
      • 17.3.1 Safaricom Ltd
      • 17.3.2 Zain Kenya (formerly Celtel, KenCell)
      • 17.3.3 Essar Telecom Kenya (Yu, formerly Econet)
      • 17.3.4 Orange Kenya (Telkom Kenya)
    • 17.4 Prepaid cards
    • 17.5 Special regional tariffs
    • 17.6 International roaming
      • 17.6.1 Free international roaming
    • 17.7 VoIP
    • 17.8 Flashback
    • 17.9 GSM community phones
    • 17.10 Price war since 2008
    • 17.11 Satellite mobile
  • 18. Lesotho
    • 18.1 Overview of the mobile market in Lesotho
      • 18.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 18.2 Major mobile operators
      • 18.2.1 Vodacom Lesotho
      • 18.2.2 Econet Ezi-Cel
    • 18.3 Satellite mobile
  • 19. Liberia
    • 19.1 Overview of the mobile market in Liberia
      • 19.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 19.2 Regulatory issues
      • 19.2.1 Licence reform
      • 19.2.2 The Comium-Liberia Act
      • 19.2.3 GSM spectrum reallocation
      • 19.2.4 Interconnection
    • 19.3 Major mobile operators
      • 19.3.1 MTN Liberia (LoneStar)
      • 19.3.2 Cellcom
      • 19.3.3 Comium
      • 19.3.4 LiberCell
    • 19.4 Additional licences
  • 20. Libya
    • 20.1 Market analysis 2009
    • 20.2 Overview of the mobile market in Libya
      • 20.2.1 Mobile statistics
    • 20.3 Major mobile operators
      • 20.3.1 Al-Madar (El-Madar)
      • 20.3.2 Libyana
    • 20.4 Satellite mobile
  • 21. Madagascar
    • 21.1 Overview of the mobile market in Madagascar
      • 21.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 21.2 Major mobile operators
      • 21.2.1 Zain (formerly Madacom, Celtel)
      • 21.2.2 Orange Madagascar (formerly SMM)
      • 21.2.3 Telma Mobile
      • 21.2.4 Madamobil
    • 21.3 Mobile handsets
    • 21.4 Satellite mobile
  • 22. Malawi
    • 22.1 Overview of the mobile market in Malawi
      • 22.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 22.2 Major mobile operators
      • 22.2.1 TNM
      • 22.2.2 Zain Malawi (formerly Celtel)
    • 22.3 Third and fourth mobile licence
      • 22.3.1 G-Mobile (GAIN)
  • 23. Mali
    • 23.1 Overview of the mobile market in Mali
      • 23.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 23.2 Major mobile operators
      • 23.2.1 Malitel
      • 23.2.2 Orange Mali (formerly Ikatel)
  • 24. Mauritius
    • 24.1 Overview of the mobile market in Mauritius
      • 24.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 24.2 Major mobile operators
      • 24.2.1 Orange (MT, Cellplus)
      • 24.2.2 Emtel
      • 24.2.3 Mahanagar (MTML)
  • 25. Morocco
    • 25.1 Overview of the mobile market in Morocco
      • 25.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 25.2 Major mobile operators
      • 25.2.1 Maroc Telecom (IAM)
      • 25.2.2 Medi Telecom (Meditel)
      • 25.2.3 Wana
    • 25.3 Third GSM licence
    • 25.4 TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)
    • 25.5 Satellite mobile
  • 26. Mozambique
    • 26.1 Overview of the mobile market in Mozambique
      • 26.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 26.2 Major mobile operators
      • 26.2.1 mCel
      • 26.2.2 Vodacom Mozambique
    • 26.3 Third mobile licence
    • 26.4 ARPU
  • 27. Namibia
    • 27.1 Overview of the mobile market in Namibia
      • 27.1.1 The long road to Namibia’s second mobile licence
      • 27.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 27.2 Major mobile operators
      • 27.2.1 MTC
      • 27.2.2 Cell One (Leo)
    • 27.3 Satellite mobile
  • 28. Nigeria
    • 28.1 Overview of the mobile market in Nigeria
      • 28.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 28.2 Regulatory issues
      • 28.2.1 GSM licence terms
      • 28.2.2 Interconnect
      • 28.2.3 International gateways
      • 28.2.4 Mobile tariffs
      • 28.2.5 Per-second billing (PSB)
      • 28.2.6 Unified licensing regime brings new competition
      • 28.2.7 Universal service
      • 28.2.8 Mobile number portability
      • 28.2.9 Central equipment identity register
      • 28.2.10 Poor quality of service
      • 28.2.11 Registration of subscriber details
      • 28.2.12 Foreign ownership
    • 28.3 Major mobile operators
      • 28.3.1 MTN Nigeria
      • 28.3.2 Zain/Celtel Nigeria (formerly V-Mobile and Econet Wireless)
      • 28.3.3 M-Tel
      • 28.3.4 Globacom
    • 28.4 Unified service licensees
      • 28.4.1 Multi-Links Telkom
      • 28.4.2 Reliance Telecommunications Ltd (Reltel, Zoom)
      • 28.4.3 Starcomms Ltd
      • 28.4.4 Intercellular Nigeria Ltd
      • 28.4.5 Visafone
      • 28.4.6 EMTS (Mubadala, Etisalat)
      • 28.4.7 Jigawa State regional GSM network
    • 28.5 Satellite mobile
  • 29. Rwanda
    • 29.1 Overview of the mobile market in Rwanda
      • 29.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 29.2 Major mobile operators
      • 29.2.1 MTN Rwanda
      • 29.2.2 Rwandatel (formerly Terracom Mobile)
      • 29.2.3 Millicom Rwanda (Tigo)
    • 29.3 Mobile handsets
  • 30. Senegal
    • 30.1 Overview of the mobile market in Senegal
      • 30.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 30.2 Regulatory issues
      • 30.2.1 Mobile number portability (MNP)
      • 30.2.2 Registration of customer details
      • 30.2.3 Per-second billing (PSB)
      • 30.2.4 MVNO licences
      • 30.2.5 Sentel licence dispute
    • 30.3 Major mobile operators
      • 30.3.1 Orange (Sonatel Mobiles)
      • 30.3.2 Tigo (Sentel GSM)
      • 30.3.3 Expresso (Sudatel)
  • 31. Sierra Leone
    • 31.1 Overview of the mobile market in Sierra Leone
      • 31.1.1 Mobile licensing
      • 31.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 31.2 Major mobile operators
      • 31.2.1 Zain (formerly Celtel)
      • 31.2.2 Comium
      • 31.2.3 Africell (Lintel)
      • 31.2.4 Tigo (now part of Africell)
      • 31.2.5 Datatel
      • 31.2.6 Sierratel
      • 31.2.7 Cellcom
    • 31.3 Satellite mobile
  • 32. South Africa
    • 32.1 Overview of the mobile market in South Africa
      • 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 Regulatory issues
      • 32.2.1 Prices
      • 32.2.2 Interconnection
      • 32.2.3 Handset subsidies
      • 32.2.4 International gateways
      • 32.2.5 Fees and obligations for 1800MHz spectrum
      • 32.2.6 Registration of personal details
      • 32.2.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 32.2.8 Quality of service (QoS)
    • 32.3 Mobile technologies
      • 32.3.1 Low-cost handsets
    • 32.4 Major mobile operators
      • 32.4.1 Vodacom South Africa
      • 32.4.2 MTN South Africa
      • 32.4.3 Cell C
      • 32.4.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
  • 33. Sudan
    • 33.1 Overview of the mobile market in Sudan
      • 33.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 33.2 Major mobile operators
      • 33.2.1 Zain (Mobitel, Celtel)
      • 33.2.2 MTN Sudan (Bashair Telecom, Investcom/Areeba)
      • 33.2.3 Sudani (Sudatel)
    • 33.3 Satellite mobile
    • 33.4 Southern Sudan
      • 33.4.1 Overview
      • 33.4.2 Network of the World (NOW), Vivacell
      • 33.4.3 Gemtel (G Telecom)
  • 34. Swaziland
    • 34.1 Overview of the mobile market in Swaziland
      • 34.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 34.2 Major mobile operator
      • 34.2.1 Swazi MTN
  • 35. Tanzania
    • 35.1 Overview of the mobile market in Tanzania
      • 35.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 35.2 Major mobile operators
      • 35.2.1 Millicom Tanzania (Mobitel, Tigo)
      • 35.2.2 Vodacom Tanzania
      • 35.2.3 Zain Tanzania (formerly Celtel)
      • 35.2.4 Zantel
    • 35.3 Tariffs
      • 35.3.1 Special regional tariffs
      • 35.3.2 Free international roaming
  • 36. Tunisia
    • 36.1 Overview of the mobile market in Tunisia
      • 36.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 36.2 Major mobile operators
      • 36.2.1 Tunicell (Tunisie Telecom)
      • 36.2.2 Tunisiana (Orascom Telecom Tunisia)
    • 36.3 Satellite mobile
    • 36.4 GSM-R
  • 37. Uganda
    • 37.1 Overview of the mobile market in Uganda
      • 37.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 37.2 Major mobile operators
      • 37.2.1 MTN Uganda
      • 37.2.2 Zain Uganda (Celtel)
      • 37.2.3 Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL)
      • 37.2.4 Warid Telecom
      • 37.2.5 Orange Uganda (HiTS Telecom)
      • 37.2.6 i-Tel
    • 37.3 Regulatory issues
      • 37.3.1 Licensing
      • 37.3.2 Taxes
      • 37.3.3 Tariffs and price war
  • 38. Zambia
    • 38.1 Overview of the mobile market in Zambia
      • 38.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 38.2 Major mobile operators
      • 38.2.1 Zain Zambia (formerly Celtel, Zamcell)
      • 38.2.2 MTN Zambia (formerly Telecel)
      • 38.2.3 Cell Z (Zamtel)
    • 38.3 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
    • 38.4 Local handset manufacturing
    • 38.5 Satellite mobile
  • 39. Zimbabwe
    • 39.1 Overview of the mobile market in Zimbabwe
      • 39.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 39.2 Major mobile operators
      • 39.2.1 Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ)
      • 39.2.2 NetOne
      • 39.2.3 Telecel Zimbabwe
    • 39.3 Satellite mobile
  • 40. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Algeria – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 2 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Algeria – March 2009
  • Table 3 – Djezzy blended ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Angola – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 5 – Mobile subscribers by operators and annual change in Angola – March 2009
  • Table 6 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Benin – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 7 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Benin – March 2009
  • Table 8 – MTN Benin ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 9 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Botswana – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 10 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Botswana – March 2009
  • Table 11 – Mascom monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 12 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
  • Table 13 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Burkina Faso – September 2009
  • Table 14 – Zain Burkina Faso ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 15 – Telmob ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 16 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cameroon – 1995 - 1996; 1998 - 2010
  • Table 17 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cameroon – June 2009
  • Table 18 – MTN Cameroon ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 11 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad – 2000 - 2010
  • Table 19 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Chad – September 2009
  • Table 20 – Zain Chad subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 21 – Zain Chad ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 22 – Tigo Chad quarterly ARPU, local currency versus US$ – 2009
  • Table 12 – Tchad Mobile (defunct) subscribers – 2001 - 2004
  • Table 23 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cote d’Ivoire – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
  • Table 24 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cote d’Ivoire – March 2009
  • Table 25 – Côte d’Ivoire mobile revenues and CAPEX – 1997 - 2008
  • Table 26 – MTN Côte d’Ivoire ARPU – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 27 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in DRC – 1996; 1998 - 2010
  • Table 28 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in DRC – March 2009
  • Table 29 – Vodacom Congo subscribers – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 30 – Vodacom Congo ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 31 – Zain DRC ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 32 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Egypt – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
  • Table 33 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Egypt – March 2009
  • Table 34 – Mobinil active subscribers – 1998; 2000 - 2009
  • Table 35 – Mobinil key performance indicators – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 36 – Mobinil blended monthly ARPU and AUPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 37 – Vodafone Egypt subscribers – 1998; 2000 - 2009
  • Table 38 – Vodafone Egypt blended monthly ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 39 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ethiopia – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 40 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gabon – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 41 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Gabon – June 2009
  • Table 42 – Zain Gabon ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 43 – Libertis ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 44 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 45 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Gambia – March 2009
  • Table 46 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ghana – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 47 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Ghana – March 2009
  • Table 48 – MTN Ghana ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 49 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Guinea – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 50 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Guinea – March 2009
  • Table 51 – MTN Guinea ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 52 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya – 1996 - 2010
  • Table 53 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kenya – March 2009
  • Table 54 – Safaricom ARPU – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 55 – Zain Kenya ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 56 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lesotho – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 57 – Mobile subscribers by operatorand annual change in Lesotho – March 2009
  • Table 58 – Vodacom Lesotho ARPU and churn rate – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 59 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Liberia – 2001 - 2010
  • Table 60 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Liberia – March 2009
  • Table 61 – LoneStar/MTN Liberia subscribers and market share – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 62 – MTN Liberia (LoneStar) ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 63 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Libya – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 64 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Libya – March 2009
  • Table 65 – Mobile subscribers, penetration rate, traffic and revenue in Madagascar – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2009
  • Table 66 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Madagascar – March 2009
  • Table 67 – Zain Madagascar subscribers and monthly ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 68 – Zain Madagascar financial data – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 69 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malawi – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 70 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malawi – June 2009
  • Table 71 – Zain Malawi subscribers, market share and ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 72 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Mali – 2000 - 2010
  • Table 73 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mali – March 2009
  • Table 74 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mauritius – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 75 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Mauritius – March 2009
  • Table 76 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Morocco – 1994; 1996; 1998 - 2010
  • Table 77 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Morocco – March 2009
  • Table 78 – Maroc Telecom domestic mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 79 – Maroc Telecom domestic blended monthly mobile ARPU and churn rate – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 80 – Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue and EBIT – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 81 – Meditel mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 82 – Mobile penetration in Mozambique and neighbouring countries – March 2009
  • Table 83 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mozambique – 1997 - 2010
  • Table 84 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Mozambique – March 2009
  • Table 85 – mCel financial overview – 2006 - 2008
  • Table 86 – Vodacom Mozambique financial overview – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 87 – Vodacom Mozambique monthly ARPU – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 88 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Namibia – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 89 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Namibia – March 2009
  • Table 90 – MTC ARPU – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 91 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Nigeria – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 92 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Nigeria – September 2009
  • Table 93 – MTN Nigeria ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 94 – Celtel Nigeria ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 95 – Starcomms total and mobility/mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 96 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Rwanda – 1999 - 2010
  • Table 97 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Rwanda – March 2009
  • Table 98 – MTN Rwanda ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 99 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Senegal – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
  • Table 100 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Senegal – September 2009
  • Table 101 – Sonatel Mobiles subscribers – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 102 – Orange mobile ARPU, prepaid versus postpaid – 2004 - 2008
  • Table 103 – GSM licences issued in Sierra Leone – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 104 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Sierra Leone – 2000 - 2010
  • Table 105 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Sierra Leone – March 2009
  • Table 106 – Zain SL subscribers and market share – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 107 – Celtel/Zain SL ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 108 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa – 1994 - 2010
  • Table 109 – Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in South Africa – March 2009
  • Table 110 – Vodacom South Africa subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 111 – Vodacom South Africa key statistics – September 2009
  • Table 112 – MTN South Africa subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 113 – MTN South Africa key statistics – September 2009
  • Table 114 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Sudan – 1996 - 2010
  • Table 115 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Sudan – March 2009
  • Table 116 – Zain Sudan ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 117 – MTN Sudan ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 118 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland – 1998 - 2010
  • Table 119 – Swazi MTN messaging prices – 2009
  • Table 120 – Swazi MTN ARPU – 2001 - 2009
  • Table 121 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tanzania – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 122 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Tanzania – June 2009 (TCRA)
  • Table 123 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Tanzania – March 2009 (GM)
  • Table 124 – Vodacom Tanzania ARPU – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 125 – Zain Tanzania ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 126 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 127 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Tunisia – June 2009
  • Table 128 – Tunisiana subscribers and blended monthly ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 129 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda – 1996 - 2010
  • Table 130 – Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Uganda – March 2009
  • Table 131 – MTN Uganda subscribers – 2000 - 2009
  • Table 132 – MTN Uganda ARPU – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 133 – Zain Uganda ARPU – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 134 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Zambia – 1995 - 2010
  • Table 135 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Zambia – September 2009
  • Table 136 – Mobile ARPU in Zambia – Zain/Celtel, MTN – 2005 - 2009
  • Table 137 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe – 1997; 1999 - 2010
  • Table 138 – Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Zimbabwe – March 2009
  • Exhibit 1 – An analysis of Egypt’s third mobile licence valuation
  • Exhibit 2 – Vodafone Egypt’s public listing and delisting
  • Exhibit 3 – Vodacom Lesotho financial results 2008/2009
  • Exhibit 4 – Ownership battle – from EWN to Vee Networks to V-Mobile to Celtel
  • Exhibit 5 – Spotlight on Vodacom GSM community payphones
  • Exhibit 6 – Swazi MTN licence conditions
  • Exhibit 7 – Vodacom’s in and out of Zambia
  • Exhibit 8 – One million dollars per minute

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