Africa - Telecommunications Market Analysis - 2003


Africa’s target to raise teledensity to 10% by year 2010 requires an investment of US$11 billion per year until then. The private sector is expected to be the key player in the financing of telecommunications development in the region. Nigeria has also issued 19 territorial licences for fixed wireless access operators. By 2002 there were 18 countries with Internet Exchange Points in the making and several more under consideration.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Key developments in the African Telecom Market
    • 1.1 Market overview
    • 1.2 Infrastructure
    • 1.3 Data
    • 1.4 Internet
    • 1.5 Wireless communications
      • 1.5.1 Pan-African mobile operators
    • 1.6 Broadcasting
    • Table 1 – Top 5 African mobile markets by subscribers – June 2002
    • Exhibit 1 – Submarine fibre optic cable projects

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Last updated 10 Feb 2003
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Analyst: Peter Lange

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