Burundi, DR Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia - Africas Top 5 ICT Investment Markets

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Last updated: 10 Apr 2012 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 70

Analyst: Peter Lange

Publication Overview

This annual publication consists of six individual BuddeComm reports:

It represents a cost saving of US$385 compared to buying the individual reports.

Companies covered in this report:

Africanus.net Linkstone Capital
Afrinet Microcom
AfriTel (Starcel) Millenium Finance
Algerie Telecom Millicom (Tigo)
Bharti Airtel (Zain) Office Congolais des Postes et des Télécommunications (OCPT)
BNP Paribas Office National des Telecommunications (Onatel, Onamob), Burundi
Cielux Telecom Orioncom
Congo Chine Telecom (CCT) Paconet (Pan African Communication Network)
Congo Korea Telecom RagaNet
Djibouti Telecom (Evatis, Adjib) Renaissance Capital
Econet Wireless Burundi (Spacetel) Roffe Hi-Tech
Eritrean Telecommunication Services Corporation (EriTel) Sattel
Ethio-Mobile (ETC) Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
EthioNet (ETC) Societe Internet Congolaise (SIC)
Ethio-Telecom (Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation, ETC) Sogetel
Gecamines Tatem Telecom
Geolink Telecel International
Global Broadband Solution (GBS) Telecom Italia Sparkle
ICP Net U-Com (Orascom, Telecel Globe, Leo)
Interconnect (Vodanet) Vodacom Congo
LaCell SU (Smart Mobile) VTEL Holdings (Tempo, Africell Safaris)

Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- April 2012 (1st Edition)

Executive Summary

ICT-IA index benchmarking and detailed country reports

BuddeComm has developed the ICT Investment Attractivity (ICT-IA) index as a tool for investors to identify the most attractive information and communication technology (ICT) markets in a target region, be it worldwide or, for the purpose of this report, in Africa which continues to offer the highest growth rates and return on investment (ROI).

These extraordinary returns do, however, come at the expense of significant risks that African markets also pose to foreign investors. The ICT-IA index therefore takes various factors into account, including market growth, remaining potential, current and future services (voice and broadband data/internet), consumer spending power, and general business climate, to help investors identify those markets offering the best risk-to-opportunity ratio.

This report ranks the Top 5 most attractive African ICT markets, benchmarks them against each other and against regional averages, outlines currently existing or upcoming investment opportunities and analyses the risks specific to each market. The end result is a single index figure that tells investors how attractive a country's ICT market is compared to others, taking all the above criteria into account.

This information is backed up by detailed statistics for each country, market overviews and analysis, and profiles of major players in the mobile, fixed-line, internet and broadband sector.

Market highlights:

  • GDP growth between 4 and 8% per year
  • 150 million potential customers in five countries
  • More than 100% annual subscriber growth
  • More than 1000% growth potential over the coming years
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Telco privatisations
  • Management contracts
  • Market liberalisation
  • New operator licences
  • Broadband boom expected from new fibre networks


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