Africa - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband

Publication Overview

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

Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- November 2016 (11th Edition)

Executive Summary

Improved mobile network capability in Africa stimulating smartphone adoption

Within Africa there is considerable diversity in the availability and capability of mobile telecom infrastructure. Vast tracks of the continent, particularly in the northern desert regions, are sparsely populated with little in the way of network coverage. However, intense investment programs undertaken by several pan-regional operators in recent years has meant that population coverage in most countries is excellent.

Much of the phenomenal growth in the take-up of mobile voice and data services has stemmed from the lack of fixed-line alternatives. Fixed-line networks provide limited reach, particularly so in rural areas but also in many urban areas. Before market liberalisation efforts started some two decades ago most incumbent telcos were government-owned enterprises. There was little commercial incentive to invest in infrastructure, and combined with a lack of regulatory oversight, poor management and government neglect, fixed-line penetration remained very low by global standards. In many countries, such as in the DRC, Sudan, Mozambique, South Sudan and Libya, war and civil conflict largely destroyed what little infrastructure there was in place.

Mobile voice and data services were able to fill this void very effectively. As a result, in many countries in the region the use of telecoms services is morphing from being predominantly mobile to being solely mobile. Investment in fixed-line infrastructure is being side-lined in favour of mobile infrastructure. Operators are predominantly investing in spectrum, particularly in the 700MHz band as this is being released into 2017 and 2018 following the switch from analogue to digital broadcasts. They are also strengthening the robustness of their networks by migrating from 3G to LTE-based services. This in turn is being supported by increased international connectivity from a number of new submarine and terrestrial cables. These cables are providing the required backbone infrastructure to support the growing flow of data. Prominent projects include the SACS cable running between Angola and Brazil, with onwards connectivity to Miami, as well as the Liquid Sea cable being built by the pan-regional infrastructure provider Liquid Telecom along the continent’s east coast.

Smartphones are increasingly becoming the principal mobile device used among consumers. The adoption of smartphones is being encouraged by a plethora of cheaper units manufactured locally. The growing take-up of such devices is in turn supporting a tremendous growth in m-commerce, m-money and m-banking services. With the majority of Africans being unbanked, m-payment systems are thriving in most markets where they have been deployed. This has been helped by operators facilitating money transfers between their cross-border networks, as also by co-operation among different players and by a wider number of banks hosting such services. M-money is particularly popular in markets such as Kenya, though the more sophisticated banking sector in South Africa was a contributing factor in the Vodacom’s M-Pesa service being withdrawn from that market in mid-2016.

More than three quarters of mobile subscribers on the continent are expected to subscribe to broadband services by 2020, compared to about a fifth in early 2016. With more than a billion mobile subscribers in the region this presents a vast market for vendors and application providers. Although the relatively low purchasing power in the region will not translate into a similarly rapid growth in revenue, considerable potential remains.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Regional overview
    • 1.1 Statistics
  • 2. Algeria
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Mobile statistics
      • 2.2.1 General statistics
      • 2.2.2 Mobile data
      • 2.2.3 Mobile broadband
      • 2.2.4 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 2.3 Regulatory issues
      • 2.3.1 Registration of subscriber details
      • 2.3.2 Interconnection
      • 2.3.3 Licensing
    • 2.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 2.4.1 Digital networks
      • 2.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
  • 3. Angola
    • 3.1 Market analysis
    • 3.2 Mobile statistics
      • 3.2.1 General Statistics
      • 3.2.2 Mobile voice
      • 3.2.3 Mobile broadband
      • 3.2.4 Regulatory issues
    • 3.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 3.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 3.4.1 Third generation (3G) mobile data services
      • 3.4.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE/4G)
      • 3.4.3 Other infrastructure developments
      • 3.4.4 CDMA
  • 4. Benin
    • 4.1 Market analysis
    • 4.2 Mobile statistics
      • 4.2.1 General Statistics
      • 4.2.2 Mobile data
      • 4.2.3 Mobile broadband
    • 4.3 Regulatory issues
      • 4.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 4.3.2 Spectrum auction – 2013
    • 4.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 4.4.1 Digital networks
      • 4.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 4.4.3 GPRS
      • 4.4.4 Satellite mobile
  • 5. Botswana
    • 5.1 Recent developments
    • 5.2 Market analysis
    • 5.3 Mobile statistics
    • 5.4 Mobile data
    • 5.5 Mobile broadband
    • 5.6 Regulatory issues
      • 5.6.1 Backbone infrastructure
      • 5.6.2 Airtime tax
      • 5.6.3 SIM card registration
      • 5.6.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 5.6.5 Mobile Termination rates (MTRs)
      • 5.6.6 Roaming
    • 5.7 Mobile infrastructure
      • 5.7.1 Digital networks
      • 5.7.2 Other infrastructure developments
  • 6. Burkina Faso
    • 6.1 Market analysis
      • 6.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 6.1.2 Mobile data
      • 6.1.3 Mobile broadband
      • 6.1.4 Regulatory measures
    • 6.2 Mobile infrastructure
      • 6.2.1 Third generation (3G)
      • 6.2.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 6.3 Mobile content and applications
      • 6.3.1 m-payment
      • 6.3.2 m-health
  • 7. Cameroon
    • 7.1 Market analysis
    • 7.2 Mobile statistics
      • 7.2.1 General statistics
    • 7.3 Mobile data
      • 7.3.1 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 7.4 Regulatory issues
      • 7.4.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 7.4.2 SIM card registration
    • 7.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 7.5.1 Digital networks
      • 7.5.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 7.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 7.6.1 M-payment and m-banking
      • 7.6.2 M-health
  • 8. Chad
    • 8.1 Market analysis
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 8.2 Mobile infrastructure
      • 8.2.1 Digital networks
    • 8.3 Other infrastructure developments
      • 8.3.1 Satellite mobile
    • 8.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 8.4.1 Money transfer, m-banking
  • 9. Cote d’Ivoire
    • 9.1 Mobile market
    • 9.2 Mobile statistics
      • 9.2.1 SMS and MMS
    • 9.3 Mobile broadband
    • 9.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 9.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 9.5.1 Other infrastructure developments
    • 9.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 9.6.1 M-money
  • 10. Democratic Republic of Congo
    • 10.1 Mobile statistics
    • 10.2 Mobile data
    • 10.3 Mobile broadband
    • 10.4 Regulatory issues
      • 10.4.1 Licence conditions, fees and taxes
      • 10.4.2 Quality of service (QoS)
      • 10.4.3 SIM card registration
    • 10.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 10.5.1 Third generation (3G)
      • 10.5.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 10.5.3 Other infrastructure developments
    • 10.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 10.6.1 m-banking
  • 11. Djibouti
    • 11.1 Market overview
    • 11.2 Mobile statistics
      • 11.2.1 Mobile broadband
  • 12. Egypt
    • 12.1 Market analysis
    • 12.2 Mobile statistics
      • 12.2.1 General statistics
      • 12.2.2 Mobile data
      • 12.2.3 Mobile broadband
      • 12.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 12.3 Regulatory issues
      • 12.3.1 Third mobile licence
      • 12.3.2 Fourth mobile licence
      • 12.3.3 International gateways
      • 12.3.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
      • 12.3.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 12.3.6 SIM card registration
      • 12.3.7 Infrastructure sharing
    • 12.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 12.4.1 Digital networks
      • 12.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 12.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 12.5.1 m-banking
    • 12.6 Mobile handsets
  • 13. Eritrea
    • 13.1 market overview
      • 13.1.1 Privatisation of EriTel
    • 13.2 Mobile statistics
  • 14. Ethiopia
    • 14.1 Mobile statistics
      • 14.1.1 General statistics
      • 14.1.2 Mobile data
    • 14.2 Mobile broadband
    • 14.3 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 14.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 14.4.1 Digital networks
      • 14.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 14.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 14.5.1 m-banking
    • 14.6 Mobile handsets
      • 14.6.1 Local handset manufacturing
  • 15. Gabon
    • 15.1 Market analysis
    • 15.2 Mobile statistics
    • 15.3 Mobile data
      • 15.3.1 SMS
    • 15.4 Mobile broadband
    • 15.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 15.5.1 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • 15.5.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 15.5.3 Mobile satellite services
    • 15.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 15.6.1 Mobile payments
  • 16. Gambia
    • 16.1 Market analysis
      • 16.1.1 Mobile statistics
    • 16.2 Mobile data
      • 16.2.1 SMS and MMS
    • 16.3 Mobile broadband
    • 16.4 Regulatory issues
      • 16.4.1 SIM card registration
    • 16.5 Mobile infrastructure
      • 16.5.1 Digital networks
      • 16.5.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 16.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 16.6.1 M-banking
  • 17. Ghana
    • 17.1 Market analysis
    • 17.2 Mobile statistics
      • 17.2.1 General statistics
      • 17.2.2 Mobile broadband/data
      • 17.2.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 17.3 Regulatory issues
      • 17.3.1 Licensing
      • 17.3.2 Spectrum
      • 17.3.3 Roaming
      • 17.3.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 17.3.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 17.3.6 Network sharing
      • 17.3.7 Tariffs
      • 17.3.8 Taxation
      • 17.3.9 Registration of subscriber details
      • 17.3.10 Billing
    • 17.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 17.4.1 Analogue networks
      • 17.4.2 Digital networks
      • 17.4.3 Other infrastructure developments
    • 17.5 Satellite mobile
    • 17.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 17.6.1 M-banking
      • 17.6.2 Mobile video streaming
      • 17.6.3 M-health
      • 17.6.4 M-TV
    • 17.7 Mobile handsets
  • 18. Guinea
    • 18.1 Market analysis
    • 18.2 Mobile statistics
      • 18.2.1 General statistics
      • 18.2.2 Mobile data
      • 18.2.3 Mobile broadband
    • 18.3 Regulatory issues
      • 18.3.1 Roaming
    • 18.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 18.4.1 Other infrastructure developments
    • 18.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 18.5.1 m-payments
      • 18.5.2 m-health
  • 19. Kenya
    • 19.1 Overview of Kenya’s mobile market
      • 19.1.1 General statistics
      • 19.1.2 Mobile subscribers
      • 19.1.3 Mobile voice
      • 19.1.4 Mobile data
      • 19.1.5 Mobile broadband
      • 19.1.6 Forecasts - mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 19.2 Regulatory issues
      • 19.2.1 Roaming
      • 19.2.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 19.2.3 International gateways
      • 19.2.4 Spectrum
      • 19.2.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 19.2.6 Network sharing
      • 19.2.7 Quality of Service (QoS) control
      • 19.2.8 SIM card registration
      • 19.2.9 Taxes
      • 19.2.10 Tariff regulation
    • 19.3 Mobile infrastructure
      • 19.3.1 Analogue networks
      • 19.3.2 Digital networks
      • 19.3.3 Other infrastructure developments
      • 19.3.4 Satellite mobile
    • 19.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 19.4.1 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
      • 19.4.2 Mobile TV
      • 19.4.3 M-medicine
      • 19.4.4 Satellite mobile
    • 19.5 Handsets
  • 20. Lesotho
    • 20.1 Market analysis
    • 20.2 Mobile statistics
    • 20.3 Mobile broadband
    • 20.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 20.4.1 Digital networks
      • 20.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 20.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 20.5.1 m-payment
      • 20.5.2 m-learning
  • 21. Liberia
    • 21.1 Market analysis
    • 21.2 Mobile statistics
      • 21.2.1 General statistics
    • 21.3 Mobile data
      • 21.3.1 SMS
    • 21.4 Mobile broadband
    • 21.5 Regulatory issues
      • 21.5.1 Licence reform
      • 21.5.2 Additional licences
      • 21.5.3 The Comium-Liberia Act
      • 21.5.4 GSM spectrum reallocation
      • 21.5.5 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 21.5.6 SIM card registration
    • 21.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 21.6.1 Digital networks
      • 21.6.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 21.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 21.7.1 Agricultural Market Information and Linkage System (AMILS)
      • 21.7.2 m-health
      • 21.7.3 m-money
  • 22. Libya
    • 22.1 Market analysis
    • 22.2 Mobile statisitcs
    • 22.3 Mobile data
      • 22.3.1 SMS and MMS
      • 22.3.2 Mobile broadband
    • 22.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 22.4.1 Digital networks
      • 22.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 22.5 Mobile content and applications
  • 23. Madagascar
    • 23.1 Mobile statistics
      • 23.1.1 General statistics
      • 23.1.2 Mobile broadband
      • 23.1.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 23.2 Regulatory measures
      • 23.2.1 Spectrum licenses
      • 23.2.2 SIM card registration
    • 23.3 Mobile infrastructure
      • 23.3.1 GPRS/EDGE
      • 23.3.2 Third generation (3G)
      • 23.3.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 23.3.4 Satellite mobile
    • 23.4 Mobile handsets
    • 23.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 23.5.1 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
  • 24. Malawi
    • 24.1 Market analysis
    • 24.2 Mobile statistics
      • 24.2.1 General statistics
      • 24.2.2 Mobile broadband
      • 24.2.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 24.3 Mobile Infrastructure
      • 24.3.1 SMS
      • 24.3.2 Third Generation (3G)
      • 24.3.3 LTE
    • 24.4 Mobile applications and services
      • 24.4.1 m-money
  • 25. Mali
    • 25.1 Market analysis
    • 25.2 Mobile statistics
      • 25.2.1 General statistics
    • 25.3 Mobile data
      • 25.3.1 SMS
    • 25.4 Mobile broadband
    • 25.5 Regulatory issues
      • 25.5.1 Third mobile licence
      • 25.5.2 Fourth mobile licence – options
      • 25.5.3 SIM card registration
      • 25.5.4 Roaming
    • 25.6 Mobile infrastructure
    • 25.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 25.7.1 m-payments and m-banking
  • 26. Mauritius
    • 26.1 Market analysis
    • 26.2 Mobile statistics
      • 26.2.1 General statistics
      • 26.2.2 Mobile data
      • 26.2.3 Mobile broadband
    • 26.3 Forecasts– mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 26.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 26.4.1 Digital networks
    • 26.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 26.5.1 Mobile TV
      • 26.5.2 Mobile money
  • 27. Morocco
    • 27.1 Market analysis
    • 27.2 Mobile statistics
      • 27.2.1 General statistics
      • 27.2.2 Mobile voice
      • 27.2.3 Mobile data
      • 27.2.4 Mobile broadband
    • 27.3 Regulatory issues
      • 27.3.1 SIM card registration
      • 27.3.2 Licensing
      • 27.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 27.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 27.4.1 Analogue networks
      • 27.4.2 Digital networks
      • 27.4.3 Other infrastructure developments
    • 27.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 27.5.1 Mobile payments, m-banking
      • 27.5.2 TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)
      • 27.5.3 Mobile TV
      • 27.5.4 Satellite mobile
    • 27.6 Handset market
  • 28. Mozambique
    • 28.1 Market analysis
    • 28.2 Mobile statistics
      • 28.2.1 General statistics
    • 28.3 Mobile broadband
    • 28.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 28.5 Regulatory issues
      • 28.5.1 Third mobile licence
      • 28.5.2 Spectrum auction
      • 28.5.3 Roaming
    • 28.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 28.6.1 Digital networks
      • 28.6.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 28.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 28.7.1 m-money
  • 29. Namibia
    • 29.1 Market analysis
    • 29.2 Mobile statistics
    • 29.3 Mobile data
    • 29.4 Mobile broadband
    • 29.5 Regulatory issues
      • 29.5.1 Licensing
      • 29.5.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • 29.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 29.6.1 Digital networks
      • 29.6.2 Third generation (3G)
      • 29.6.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • 29.7 Other infrastructure developments
      • 29.7.1 GPRS/EDGE
      • 29.7.2 HSPA
      • 29.7.3 Satellite mobile
    • 29.8 Mobile content and applications
      • 29.8.1 Mobile TV
      • 29.8.2 Mobile banking
  • 30. Nigeria
    • 30.1 Market analysis
    • 30.2 Mobile statistics
      • 30.2.1 General statistics
      • 30.2.2 Mobile voice
      • 30.2.3 Mobile data
      • 30.2.4 Mobile broadband
      • 30.2.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 30.3 Regulatory issues
      • 30.3.1 GSM licence terms
      • 30.3.2 Spectrum
      • 30.3.3 Interconnection
      • 30.3.4 Mobile tariffs
      • 30.3.5 Unified licensing regime
      • 30.3.6 Universal service
      • 30.3.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 30.3.8 Central equipment identity register
      • 30.3.9 Quality of Service
      • 30.3.10 SIM card registration
    • 30.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 30.4.1 International gateways
      • 30.4.2 National mobile infrastructure plan
      • 30.4.3 Tower infrastructure
      • 30.4.4 Analogue networks
      • 30.4.5 Digital networks
      • 30.4.6 Other infrastructure developments
    • 30.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 30.5.1 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
      • 30.5.2 M-health
      • 30.5.3 Mobile TV
  • 31. Rwanda
    • 31.1 Market analysis
    • 31.2 Mobile statistics
    • 31.3 Mobile data
    • 31.4 Mobile broadband
    • 31.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 31.6 Regulatory issues
      • 31.6.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 31.6.2 Tower infrastructure
      • 31.6.3 One Africa Network
    • 31.7 Mobile infrastructure
      • 31.7.1 Digital networks
    • 31.8 Mobile handsets
    • 31.9 Mobile content and applications
      • 31.9.1 Money transfer, m-banking
  • 32. Senegal
    • 32.1 Market analysis
    • 32.2 Mobile statistics
      • 32.2.1 SMS
      • 32.2.2 Mobile broadband
    • 32.3 Regulatory issues
      • 32.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 32.3.2 SIM card registration
      • 32.3.3 Per-second billing (PSB)
      • 32.3.4 Millicom licence dispute
      • 32.3.5 LTE licence
    • 32.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 32.4.1 Digital networks
      • 32.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 32.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 32.5.1 Manobi
      • 32.5.2 M-payments and m-banking
  • 33. Sierra Leone
    • 33.1 Market analysis
      • 33.1.1 Mobile licensing
      • 33.1.2 Mobile statistics
    • 33.2 Mobile data
    • 33.3 Mobile broadband
    • 33.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 33.4.1 Third generation (3G)
      • 33.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 33.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 33.5.1 M-payments
  • 34. South Africa
    • 34.1 Market analysis
    • 34.2 Mobile statistics
      • 34.2.1 General statistics
      • 34.2.2 Mobile voice (VoLTE/Wi-Fi calling
      • 34.2.3 Mobile data
      • 34.2.4 Mobile broadband
      • 34.2.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 34.3 Regulatory issues
      • 34.3.1 Spectrum
      • 34.3.2 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 34.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 34.3.4 International gateways
      • 34.3.5 SIM card registration
      • 34.3.6 Quality of service (QoS)
      • 34.3.7 Market liberalisation and licence obligations
      • 34.3.8 Community service telephones (CST)
      • 34.3.9 Infrastructure sharing
    • 34.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 34.4.1 Digital networks
      • 34.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 34.4.3 M2M networks
    • 34.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 34.5.1 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
      • 34.5.2 Mobile TV
      • 34.5.3 Mobile music
      • 34.5.4 CellBook
      • 34.5.5 m-banking
      • 34.5.6 m-money
      • 34.5.7 m-commerce
      • 34.5.8 m-gaming
      • 34.5.9 m-health
      • 34.5.10 Mobile advertising
      • 34.5.11 Location-based services (LBS)
      • 34.5.12 Manobi
      • 34.5.13 Mobile social media
    • 34.6 Mobile handsets
  • 35. South Sudan
    • 35.1 Market analysis
    • 35.2 Mobile statistics
    • 35.3 Mobile data – SMS and MMS
    • 35.4 Mobile broadband
    • 35.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 35.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 35.6.1 Digital networks
      • 35.6.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 35.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 35.7.1 Mobile banking
  • 36. Sudan
    • 36.1 Market analysis
    • 36.2 Mobile statistics
    • 36.3 Mobile data
      • 36.3.1 SMS and MMS
    • 36.4 Mobile broadband
    • 36.5 Regulatory issues
      • 36.5.1 SIM card registration
    • 36.6 Mobile infrastructure
      • 36.6.1 Digital networks
      • 36.6.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 36.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 36.7.1 Mobile money
  • 37. Swaziland
    • 37.1 Market analysis
      • 37.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 37.1.2 Mobile broadband
    • 37.2 Regulatory issues
      • 37.2.1 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 37.2.2 Second mobile licence
    • 37.3 Mobile infrastructure
      • 37.3.1 Digital networks
    • 37.4 Mobile content and applications
      • 37.4.1 m-banking
  • 38. Tanzania
    • 38.1 Market analysis
    • 38.2 Mobile statistics
      • 38.2.1 Mobile data services
      • 38.2.2 Mobile broadband
      • 38.2.3 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 38.3 Regulatory issues
      • 38.3.1 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 38.3.2 Quality of Service
      • 38.3.3 Spectrum auctions
      • 38.3.4 Tariffs
      • 38.3.5 International roaming
      • 38.3.6 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 38.3.7 Network sharing
    • 38.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 38.4.1 Digital networks
    • 38.5 Other infrastructure developments
      • 38.5.1 Mobile satellite services
      • 38.5.2 Tower infrastructure
      • 38.5.3 Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)
    • 38.6 Mobile content and applications
      • 38.6.1 Money transfer, m-banking
      • 38.6.2 Mobile TV
      • 38.6.3 M-health
    • 38.7 Handsets
  • 39. Tunisia
    • 39.1 Market analysis
    • 39.2 Mobile statistics
    • 39.3 Mobile data
      • 39.3.1 SMS, MMS
    • 39.4 Mobile broadband
    • 39.5 Regulatory issues
      • 39.5.1 Network sharing
      • 39.5.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 39.5.3 LTE spectrum
    • 39.6 Mobile Infrastructure
      • 39.6.1 Digital networks
      • 39.6.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 39.7 M2M networks
    • 39.8 Mobile content and applications
      • 39.8.1 M-money
      • 39.8.2 Mobile TV
  • 40. Uganda
    • 40.1 Market analysis
    • 40.2 Mobile statistics
      • 40.2.1 Mobile voice
      • 40.2.2 Mobile data
      • 40.2.3 Mobile broadband
      • 40.2.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 40.3 Regulatory issues
      • 40.3.1 Licensing
      • 40.3.2 Taxes
      • 40.3.3 One Network Area
      • 40.3.4 Infrastructure sharing
      • 40.3.5 SIM card registration
      • 40.3.6 Quality of service (QoS)
    • 40.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 40.4.1 Digital networks
      • 40.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 40.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 40.5.1 m-banking/money
      • 40.5.2 m-TV
      • 40.5.3 m-Health
  • 41. Zambia
    • 41.1 Market analysis
    • 41.2 Mobile statistics
    • 41.3 Mobile data
      • 41.3.1 SMS
    • 41.4 Mobile broadband
    • 41.5 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • 41.6 Regulatory issues
      • 41.6.1 SIM card registration
      • 41.6.2 Spectrum auction
      • 41.6.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • 41.7 Mobile infrastructure
      • 41.7.1 Digital networks
      • 41.7.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 41.8 Mobile content and applications
      • 41.8.1 M-commerce
      • 41.8.2 M-payment and m-banking
    • 41.9 Mobile handsets
  • 42. Zimbabwe
    • 42.1 Market analysis
    • 42.2 Mobile statistics
      • 42.2.1 Mobile data
      • 42.2.2 Mobile broadband
    • 42.3 Regulatory issues
      • 42.3.1 SIM card registration
      • 42.3.2 Fourth mobile licence
      • 42.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 42.3.4 Network sharing
      • 42.3.5 Spectrum auction
    • 42.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 42.4.1 Digital networks
      • 42.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
    • 42.5 Mobile content and applications
      • 42.5.1 Money transfer, m-banking
      • 42.5.2 M-commerce
    • 42.6 Mobile handsets
    • Table 1 – Africa – active mobile broadband subscribers in selected countries – 2011 – 2016
    • Table 2 – Africa – active mobile broadband penetration in selected countries – 2011 – 2016
    • Table 3 – Algeria - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 4 – Algeria - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 5 – Algeria - Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2009 - 2015
    • Table 6 – Algeria - Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 7 – Algeria - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 8 – Algeria - Mobile ARPU – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 9 – Algeria - SMS traffic – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 10 – Algeria - Mobile broadband subscribers by technology – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 11 – Algeria - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 12 – Algeria - mobile termination rates by operator – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 13 – Algeria - GSM subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 14 – Algeria - GSM subscriber market share by operator – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 15 – Algeria - 3G subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 16 – Algeria - 3G subscriber market share by operator – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 17 – Angola - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Angola – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 18 – Angola - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Angola – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 19 – Angola - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009- 2016
    • Table 20 – Angola - Forecast mobile subscribers in Angola – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 21 – Angola - Unitel 3G broadband pricing – 2016
    • Table 22 – Benin - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 23 – Benin - Mobile subscribers (active) and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 24 – Benin - Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 25 – Benin - Mobile market investments – 2006 - 2016
    • Table 26 – Benin - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 27 – Benin - SMS traffic – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 28 – Benin - Mobile internet subscribers – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 29 – Benin - Mobile internet subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 30 – Benin - CDMA broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 31 –Botswana - MNO financial data – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 32 – Botswana - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 33 – Botswana - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 34 – Botswana - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 35 – Botswana - Prepaid and contract market share of subscribers – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 36 – Botswana - Mobile internet subscribers – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 37 – Botswana - MTRs – 2011 - 2014
    • Table 38 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 39 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 40 – Burkina Faso – Mobile operator market share of subscribers – 2011 - 2014
    • Table 41 – Burkina Faso – SMS traffic – 2004 - 2016
    • Table 42 – Burkina Faso – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 43 – Burkina Faso – Mobile internet subscribers – 2011 - 2014
    • Table 44 – Cameroon – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
    • Table 45 – Cameroon – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 46 – Cameroon – Mobile market share by operator – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 47 – Cameroon – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 48 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad - 2000 – 2009
    • Table 49 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 50 – Cote D’Ivoire - Historic - Mobile market revenue and investment - 2003 - 2009
    • Table 51 – Cote D’Ivoire - Mobile market revenue and investment – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 52 – Cote D’Ivoire - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2009
    • Table 53 – Cote D’Ivoire - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 54 – Cote D’Ivoire - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 55 – Cote D’Ivoire - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 56 – Cote D’Ivoire - Forecast mobile subscribers in Côte d'Ivoire – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 57 – Cote D’Ivoire - 3G subscribers by operator – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 58 – Cote D’Ivoire - M-money users – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 59 – DRC - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in the DRC – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 60 – DRC - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in the DRC – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 61 – DRC - Major mobile operator launch dates in the DRC
    • Table 62 – DRC - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2017
    • Table 63 – Djibouti - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2009
    • Table 64 – Djibouti - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 65 – Mobile broadband subscribers in Djibouti – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 66 – Egypt - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2017
    • Table 67 – – Egypt - Mobile market share of subscribers – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 68 – Egypt - Mobile internet and USB internet connections (regulator data) – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 69 – Egypt - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 70 – Egypt - Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2015
    • Table 71 – Egypt - Forecast – mobile subscribers in Egypt – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 72 – Egypt - Mobile numbers ported – 2008 - 2014
    • Table 73 –- Eritrea - Telecom services revenue by platform – 2001 - 2015
    • Table 74 –- Eritrea - Telecom services investment – 2001 - 2015
    • Table 75 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Eritrea – 2004 - 2017
    • Table 76 – Ethiopia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 77 – Ethiopia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 78 – Ethiopia - SMS messages sent – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 79 – Ethiopia - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 80 – Ethiopia - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 81 – Ethio Telecom 3G and LTE pricing – 2016
    • Table 82 – Gabon - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 83 – Gabon - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 84 – Gabon - Mobile market share by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 85 – Gabon - Mobile services revenue – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 86 – Gabon - Mobile ARPU – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 87 – Gabon - Mobile SMS sent – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 88 – Gabon - Mobile broadband users – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 89 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 90 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 91 – Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration in Gambia – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 92 – Africell Gambia 3G mobile broadband pricing – 2016
    • Table 93 – Ghana - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 94 – Ghana - Total mobile voice subscribers – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 95 – Ghana - Mobile voice subscribers by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 96 – Ghana - Mobile voice subscriber market share by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 97 – Ghana - Overview of mobile network launch dates
    • Table 98 – Ghana - Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 99 – Ghana - Mobile broadband subscriber share by operator – 2015 - 2016
    • Table 100 – Ghana - Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 101 – Ghana - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 102 – Ghana - Cumulative mobile number portings – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 103 – Guinea - Mobile market revenue – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 104 – Guinea - Mobile market investment by operator – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 105 – Guinea - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 106 – Guinea - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 107 – Guinea - Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 108 – Guinea - Mobile market revenue – 2009; 2012 - 2016
    • Table 109 – Guinea - Mobile voice traffic – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 110 – Guinea - Mobile market revenue by operator – 2012 - 2014
    • Table 111 – Guinea - Mobile market share of revenue by operator – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 112 – Guinea - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 113 – Guinea - Mobile coverage of main towns by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 114 – Guinea - SMS message sent – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 115 – Guinea - Active mobile broadband subscribers in Guinea – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 116 – Guinea - Mobile internet subscribers in Guinea by operator – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 117 – Guinea - Mobile internet connections (EDGE, GPRS, 3G) – 2010 - 2014
    • Table 118 – Guinea - Mobile internet market share by operator – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 119 – Guinea - 3G localities covered by operator – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 120 – Kenya - Mobile services revenue and investments – 2008- 2015
    • Table 121 – Kenya - Mobile traffic share by operator – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 122 – Kenya - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 123 – Kenya - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 124 – Kenya - SMS traffic – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 125 – Kenya - MMS traffic – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 126 – Kenya - Mobile internet subscribers by provider – 2013 - 2015
    • Table 127 – Kenya - Mobile internet market share by provider – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 128 – Kenya - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 129 – Kenya - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 130 – Kenya - Mobile money transfer statistics – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 131 – Kenya - Safaricom - M-PESA revenue – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 132 – Kenya - Safaricom – active M-PESA customers – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 133 – Kenya - Safaricom –M-PESA transactions value by type – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 134 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lesotho – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 135 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lesotho – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 136 – Lesotho - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010- 2017
    • Table 137 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Liberia – 2001 - 2017
    • Table 138 – Liberia - SMS traffic – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 139 – Liberia - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 140 –Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Libya – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 141 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Libya – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 142 – Libya - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 143 – Madagascar - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2016
    • Table 144 – Madagascar - Mobile network traffic – 2006 - 2014
    • Table 145 – Madagascar - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 146 – Madagascar - Mobile internet traffic – 2007 - 2016
    • Table 147 – Madagascar - Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 148 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malawi – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 149 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malawi – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 150 – Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration in Malawi – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 151 – Forecast – mobile subscribers in Malawi – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 152 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mali – 2000 - 2009
    • Table 153 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mali – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 154 – Mali - Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2014
    • Table 155 – Mali - SMS traffic – 2006 - 2017
    • Table 156 – Mali - Mobile internet subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 157 – Orange Mali mobile data pricing – 2016
    • Table 158 – Mauritius - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
    • Table 159 – Mauritius - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 160 – Mauritius - Mobile voice traffic – 2006 - 2017
    • Table 161 – Mauritius - Mobile subscribers: prepaid and contract – 2009 - 2015
    • Table 162 – Mauritius - SMS traffic – 2006 - 2016
    • Table 163 – Mauritius - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2017
    • Table 164 – Mauritius - Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 165 – Morocco - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2009
    • Table 166 – Morocco - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 167 – Morocco - Multiple SIM card use among mobile subscribers – 20012 - 2014
    • Table 168 – Morocco - Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 169 – Morocco - Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers to total – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 170 – Morocco - Average price per minute for mobile services – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 171 – Morocco - Average mobile traffic per subscriber – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 172 – Morocco - Mobile network voice traffic – 2005 - 2016
    • Table 173 – Morocco - SMS traffic – 2005 - 2016
    • Table 174 – Morocco - Average SMS cost – 2012 - 2013
    • Table 175 – Morocco - Mobile internet connections – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 176 – Morocco - Market share of mobile internet subscribers by ISP – 2015 - 2016
    • Table 177 – Morocco - Smartphone penetration – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 178 – Mozambique - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2009
    • Table 179 – Mozambique - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 180 – Mozambique - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 181 – Mozambique - Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 182 – Mozambique - Mobile base stations by operator – 2015
    • Table 183 – Namibia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
    • Table 184 – Namibia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 185 – Namibia - SMS messages sent – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 186 – Namibia - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 187 – Namibia - Mobile data subscribers (regulator data) – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 188 – Namibia - Dedicated mobile broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 189 – Namibia - Mobile Termination Rates – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 190 – Nigeria - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
    • Table 191 – Nigeria - Mobile subscribers (active) and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 192 – Nigeria - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 193 – Nigeria - Prepaid mobile subscribers – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 194 – Nigeria - Mobile subscribers (GSM) by operator, technology – June 2016
    • Table 195 – Nigeria - Mobile subscribers (CDMA) by operator, technology – June 2016
    • Table 196 – Nigeria - Installed mobile base stations by GSM operator – 2013 - 2014
    • Table 197 – Nigeria - Installed mobile base stations by CDMA operator – 2013 - 2014
    • Table 198 – Nigeria - SMS traffic – 2006 - 2016
    • Table 199 – Mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria by operator (GSM) – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 200 – Nigeria - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 201 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Nigeria – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 202 – Nigeria - Outgoing mobile number portings – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 203 – GSM subscribers in Nigeria – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 204 – MTN Nigeria data plan pricing – 2016
    • Table 205 – Nigeria - Active CDMA subscribers – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 206 – Rwanda - Mobile sector revenue – 2015 - 2016
    • Table 207 – Rwanda - Mobile geographic coverage by operator – March 2016
    • Table 208 – Rwanda - Mobile population coverage by operator – March 2016
    • Table 209 – Rwanda - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 210 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 211 – Rwanda - Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 212 – Rwanda - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2011- 2016
    • Table 213 – Rwanda - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 214 – Rwanda - Mobile internet market share of subscribers by operator– 2013- 2016
    • Table 215 – Rwanda - Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2014
    • Table 216 – Rwanda - Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 217 – Rwanda - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 218 – Senegal - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2009
    • Table 219 – Senegal - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 220 – Senegal - Market share of subscribers by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 221 – Senegal - Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 222 – Senegal - Mobile voice traffic – 2002 - 2016
    • Table 223 – Senegal - Mobile broadband (2G/3G) subscribers – 2011 – 2016
    • Table 224 – Senegal - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 225 – Senegal - Market share of 2G/3G internet subscribers by operator – 2012 - 2015
    • Table 226 – GSM licences and operations in Sierra Leone
    • Table 227 – Sierra Leone - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2009
    • Table 228 – Sierra Leone - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 229 – Sierra Leone - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2011 - 2013
    • Table 230 – South Africa - Mobile revenue by sector – 2015
    • Table 231 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 232 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 233 – South Africa - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 234 – Forecast mobile subscribers in South Africa – 2015; 2018; 2021
    • Table 235 – Vodacom South Africa M2M connections – 2011 - 2015
    • Table 236 – Vodacom South Africa active data devices by type – 2012 – 2014
    • Table 237 – Cell towers in South Sudan by operator and state – 2010
    • Table 238 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Sudan – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 239 – South Sudan - Mobile market share by operator – 2015
    • Table 240 – South Sudan - SMS traffic – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 241 – South Sudan - Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 242 – Forecast mobile subscribers in South Sudan – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 243 – Sudan - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1996 - 2009
    • Table 244 – Sudan - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 245 – Sudan - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 246 – Sudan - SMS traffic – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 247 – Sudan - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 248 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 249 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 250 – Swaziland - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 251 – Swazi MTN 3G mobile data bundle pricing – 2016
    • Table 252 – Tanzania - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
    • Table 253 – Tanzania - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 254 – Tanzania - Mobile voice subscriber market share by operator – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 255 – Tanzania - Average use of services per subscriber – 2012 - 2014
    • Table 256 – Tanzania - SMS traffic – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 257 – Tanzania - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 258 – Tanzania - Mobile internet subscribers – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 259 – Tanzania - Forecast mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 260 – Tanzania - Average mobile tariffs – 2005 - 2016
    • Table 261 – Tanzania - Mobile money subscriptions by operator– 2015 - 2016
    • Table 262 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia – 1995 - 2009
    • Table 263 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 264 – Tunisia - Mobile prepaid and contract subscribers – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 265 – Tunisia - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 266 – Tunisia - Mobile broadband subscribers (3G with key) – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 267 – Tunisia - Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 268 – Tunisia - Mobile broadband market share by operator – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 269 – Tunisia - Standard 3G mobile internet subscribers and penetration – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 270 – Tunisia - 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers by operator – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 271 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda – 1996 - 2009
    • Table 272 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 273 – Mobile traffic in Uganda by traffic type – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 274 – Uganda - SMS messages sent – 2014 - 2016
    • Table 275 – Mobile internet subscribers and penetration in Uganda – 2009 - 2017
    • Table 276 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Uganda – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 277 – Telecommunications tax revenue in Uganda by tax type – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 278 –Uganda - Mobile money agents and subscribers – 2013 – 2016
    • Table 279 – Uganda - Mobile money transactions – 2009 – 2016
    • Table 280 – Zambia - Mobile ARPU – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 281 – Zambia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2009
    • Table 282 – Zambia - Mobile subscribers (active) and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 283 – Zambia - Registered mobile SIM cards – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 284 – Zambia - Mobile market revenue – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 285 – Zambia - SMS messages sent – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 286 – Zambia - Mobile internet subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2016
    • Table 287 – Zambia - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2010 - 2015
    • Table 288 – Zambia - Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
    • Table 289 – Zambia - Voice interconnection rates for operators – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 290 – Zambia - SMS interconnection rates for operators – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 291 – Zimbabwe - Mobile market revenue – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 292 – Zimbabwe - Base stations in service by technology – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 293 – Zimbabwe - Market share of base stations by operator – 2015
    • Table 294 – Zimbabwe - Market share of base stations by operator – Jun 2016
    • Table 295 – Historic - Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe – 1999 - 2009
    • Table 296 – Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe – 2010 - 2017
    • Table 297 – Zimbabwe - Active mobile subscriptions by operator– 2014 - 2016
    • Table 298 – Zimbabwe - Active mobile subscriptions – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 299 – Zimbabwe - Operator share of active mobile subscriptions – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 300 – Zimbabwe - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 301 – Zimbabwe - LTE mobile internet subscribers – 2014 - 2015
    • Table 302 – Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless EcoCash subscribers – 2011 - 2016
    • Table 303 – Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless EcoCash revenue – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 304 – Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless EcoCash transactions – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 305 – Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless EcoCash agents – 2013 - 2016
    • Table 306 – Zimbabwe - M-money market share by operator – 2015
    • Table 307 – Zimbabwe - M-money market share of active subscribers by operator – 2015
    • Table 308 – Zimbabwe - Mobile money market data – 2013 - 2016
    • Chart 1 – Algeria - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 2 – Angola - Mobile subscribers in Angola – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 3 – Angola - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009- 2016
    • Chart 4 – Benin - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 5 – Botswana - Mobile subscribers in Botswana – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 6 – Burkina Faso – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 7 – Cameroon – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2016
    • Chart 8 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad – 2000 - 2016
    • Chart 9 – Cote D’Ivoire - Mobile market revenue and investment – 2010 – 2016
    • Chart 10 – Cote D’Ivoire - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Côte d'Ivoire – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 11 – DRC - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 12 – Djibouti - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2016
    • Chart 13 – – Egypt - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2017
    • Chart 14 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Eritrea – 2004 – 2017
    • Chart 15 – Ethiopia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 16 – Gabon - Mobile subscribers in Gabon – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 17 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia – 20025 - 2017
    • Chart 18 – Ghana - Mobile voice subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2016
    • Chart 19 - Ghana - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2015
    • Chart 20 – Guinea - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 21 – Guinea - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 – 2016
    • Chart 22 - Kenya - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya – 2005 – 2016
    • Chart 23 – Lesotho – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 24 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Liberia – 2001 - 2017
    • Chart 25 – Libya - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 26 – Mobile subscribers in Madagascar – 2000 - 2016
    • Chart 27 – Malawi - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2017
    • Chart 28 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mali – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 29 – Mauritius - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 30 – Mauritius - Mobile subscribers: prepaid and contract – 2009 – 2015
    • Chart 31 – Morocco - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 32 – Mozambique - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 33 – Namibia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 34 – Nigeria - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2017
    • Chart 35 – Rwanda - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2016
    • Chart 36 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Senegal – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 37 – Sierra Leone - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2016
    • Chart 38 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 39 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Sudan – 2010 – 2017
    • Chart 40 – Sudan - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2016
    • Chart 41 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 42 – Mobile subscribers in Tanzania – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 43 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia – 2005 - 2017
    • Chart 44 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda – 2002 - 2017
    • Chart 45 – Mobile traffic in Uganda by traffic type – 2008 - 2016
    • Chart 46 – Telecommunications tax revenue in Uganda by tax type – 2008 - 2015
    • Chart 47 – Zambia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2017
    • Chart 48 – Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe – 2005 - 2017
    • Exhibit 1 – Telecom Egypt’s mobile business: In and out and in again
    • Exhibit 2 – An analysis of Egypt’s third mobile licence valuation
    • Exhibit 3 – Ghana - SMS as a weapon against drug counterfeiting
    • Exhibit 4 – Kenya - Texting elephants
    • Exhibit 5 – Kenya - Job offers by SMS
    • Exhibit 6 – South Africa - Spotlight on Vodacom GSM community payphones
    • Exhibit 7 – Vodacom – in and out and back in Zambia
    • Exhibit 8 – Zimbabwe - One million dollars per minute

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