Africa - Telecommunications Market Analysis - 2004


Despite some remarkable changes in Africa’s telecom market over the past few years, overall teledensities remain extremely low, with the rollout of fixed lines by incumbent operators barely inching forward in most countries, while the uptake of mobile telephony moves rapidly past it. The convergence of fixed and mobile networks and services will continue to dominate the market with future licensees gaining combination licences with the ability to operate both a wired and wireless systems. Overall growth in Internet penetration is slower than world averages and is less than half the growth rate of mobile.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key developments in the African Telecom Market
    • 2.1 Telecom market overview
      • 2.1.1 SNO developments
    • 2.2 Infrastructure
    • 2.3 Data
    • 2.4 Internet
      • 2.4.1 ITU Digital Access Index report
    • 2.5 Wireless communications
      • 2.5.1 Pan-African mobile operators
    • 2.6 Broadcasting
  • 3. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Telecommunications snapshot – Africa vs the world – 2002
  • Table 2 – Top 5 African mobile markets by subscribers – June 2003
  • Exhibit 1 – Reform status Sub-Saharan Africa – 2003
  • Exhibit 2 – Submarine fibre optic cable projects

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Number of pages 8

Status Archived

Last updated 21 Jan 2004
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Analyst: Peter Lange

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