2011 Africa - Fixed-line Telecoms and Infrastructure Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 106 statistical tables for the fixed-line communications activities for the major 38 African countries. Included are statistics up to 2010 for infrastructure and some African companies operating within those countries. Full details are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

Researcher: Peter Lange
Current publication date:- February 2011 (9th Edition)
Next publication date:- February 2012

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.

 

Table of Contents

  • 1. Country comparisons
  • 2. Individual country statistical tables
    • 2.1 Algeria
      • 2.1.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.2 Angola
      • 2.2.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.3 Benin
      • 2.3.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.4 Botswana
      • 2.4.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.4.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.5 Burkina Faso
      • 2.5.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.5.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.6 Cameroon
      • 2.6.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.7 Chad
      • 2.7.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.8 Côte d’Ivoire
      • 2.8.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.9 Democratic Republic of Congo
      • 2.9.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.10 Egypt
      • 2.10.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.10.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.11 Ethiopia
      • 2.11.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.11.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.12 Gabon
      • 2.12.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.12.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.13 Gambia
      • 2.13.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.14 Ghana
      • 2.14.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.14.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.15 Guinea
      • 2.15.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.16 Kenya
      • 2.16.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.17 Lesotho
      • 2.17.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.18 Liberia
      • 2.18.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.19 Libya
      • 2.19.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.20 Madagascar
      • 2.20.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.21 Malawi
      • 2.21.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.22 Mali
      • 2.22.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.22.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.23 Mauritius
      • 2.23.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.23.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.24 Morocco
      • 2.24.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.25 Mozambique
      • 2.25.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.25.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.26 Namibia
      • 2.26.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.27 Nigeria
      • 2.27.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.27.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.28 Rwanda
      • 2.28.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.29 Senegal
      • 2.29.1 Operator statistics
    • 2.30 Sierra Leone
      • 2.30.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.31 South Africa
      • 2.31.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.31.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.32 Sudan
      • 2.32.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.32.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.33 Swaziland
      • 2.33.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.34 Tanzania
      • 2.34.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.35 Tunisia
      • 2.35.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.36 Uganda
      • 2.36.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.37 Zambia
      • 2.37.1 Infrastructure
    • 2.38 Zimbabwe
      • 2.38.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.38.2 Operator statistics
      • Table 1 – Africa - fixed-lines in service by country – 2006 - 2011
      • Table 2 – Africa – fixed-line teledensity by country – 2006 – 2011
      • Table 3 – Algeria – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 4 – Algeria – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 5 – Algeria – forecast fixed-line and fixed-wireless subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 6 – Angola – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 7 – Angola – fixed lines in service/installed and teledensity – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 8 – Benin – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 9 – Benin - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 10 – Botswana – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 11 – Botswana - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 12 – Botswana - BTC financial results – 2005 - 2009
      • Table 13 – Burkina Faso – key national statistics– 2010
      • Table 14 – Burkina Faso – fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 15 – Burkina Faso – Onatel financial results, fixed/Internet vs mobile – 2007 - 2010
      • Table 16 – Cameroon – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 17 – Cameroon - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2012
      • Table 18 – Chad – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 19 – Chad - fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 20 – Côte d’Ivoire – key national statistics– 2010
      • Table 21 – Côte d’Ivoire - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 22 – D.R. Congo – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 23 – D.R. Congo – fixed telephone lines and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 24 – Egypt – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 25 – Egypt - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 26 – Egypt - forecast fixed-line and fixed-wireless subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 27 – Egypt - public payphones by operator – 2002 - 2009
      • Table 28 – Telecom Egypt key performance indicators – 2003 - 2009
      • Table 29 – Ethiopia – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 30 – Ethiopia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 31 – Ethiopia - ETC revenue and profit – 2006 - 2008
      • Table 32 – Gabon – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 33 – Gabon - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 34 – Gabon - forecast fixed-line and fixed-wireless subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 35 – Gabon - Gabon Télécom fixed-line versus mobile revenue – 2006 - 2009
      • Table 36 – Gambia – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 37 – Gambia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 38 – Ghana - Country statistics – 2010
      • Table 39 – Ghana - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 40 – Vodafone Ghana prepaid fixed-line tariffs – August 2010
      • Table 41 – Guinea – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 42 – Guinea - fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 43 – Kenya – key national statistics– 2010
      • Table 44 – Kenya - fixed lines in service – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 45 – Lesotho – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 46 – Lesotho - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 47 – Liberia – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 48 – Liberia - fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 49 – Libya – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 50 – Libya - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 51 – Madagascar – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 52 – Madagascar - fixed-line network key indicators – 1998 - 2011
      • Table 53 – Malawi – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 54 – Malawi - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 55 – Mali – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 56 – Mali - fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 57 – Mali - Sotelma fixed-line statistics – 2008 - 2010
      • Table 58 – Mali - Sotelma financial results – 2007 - 2008
      • Table 59 – Mali - Sotelma financial results – 2009 – 2010 (after privatisation)
      • Table 60 – Mauritius – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 61 – Mauritius - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 62 – Mauritius - fixed lines in service by operator – 1995 - 2008
      • Table 63 – Mauritius Telecom Group financial results – 2004 - 2008
      • Table 64 – Morocco – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 65 – Morocco - fixed and fixed-wireless lines in service and teledensity – 1994 - 2011
      • Table 66 – Morocco - forecast fixed-line and fixed-wireless subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 67 – Mozambique – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 68 – Mozambique - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 69 – Mozambique - TDM financial results – 2006 - 2008
      • Table 70 – Namibia – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 71 – Namibia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 72 – Nigeria – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 73 – Nigeria - fixed lines in service, Nitel vs. PTOs and teledensity – 1995 - 2010
      • Table 74 – Nigeria - financial bids for Nitel/M-Tel, first and second round – February 2010
      • Table 75 – Nigeria - fixed and fixed-wireless lines by operator and market share – September 2009
      • Table 76 – Rwanda – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 77 – Rwanda - fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 78 – Senegal – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 79 – Senegal - Sonatel/Orange fixed-lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 80 – Senegal - Sonatel financial results and staff – 2004 - 2010
      • Table 81 – Senegal - Sonatel/Orange fixed-line ARPU – 2004 - 2010
      • Table 82 – Senegal - Expresso CDMA fixed-wireless access subscribers – 2009 - 2010
      • Table 83 – Sierra Leone – key national statistics– 2010
      • Table 84 – Sierra Leone – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 85 – South Africa – key national statistics– 2010
      • Table 86 – South Africa - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 87 – South Africa - Telkom SA ISDN channels – 2000 - 2010
      • Table 88 – South Africa - Telkom SA shareholders – March 2010
      • Table 89 – South Africa - Telkom SA’s fixed line data revenue – 2002 - 2010
      • Table 90 – Sudan – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 91 – Sudan - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1994 - 2011
      • Table 92 – Sudan - Canar Home pricing – July 2010
      • Table 93 – Swaziland – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 94 – Swaziland - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 95 – Swaziland - SPTC financial results – 2004 - 2009
      • Table 96 – Tanzania – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 97 – Tanzania - fixed lines in service by operator and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 98 – Tunisia – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 99 – Tunisia – fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 100 – Uganda – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 101 – Uganda - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 102 – Zambia – key national statistics– 2010
      • Table 103 – Zambia - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 104 – Zimbabwe – key national statistics – 2010
      • Table 105 – Zimbabwe - fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 106 – Zimbabwe - TelOne tariffs by call type – 2009

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