Regional - Mobile Communications - Africa & The Middle East - 2008


Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated. The emerging markets are making their mark on the mobile sector; many of the less mature regions around the world are showing significant growth and operators around the world are certainly taking note. The worldwide mobile subscriber base is still growing and this can be attributed heavily to the growth in these markets. Mobile phones represent around 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. The continent’s mobile market has been growing consistently at around 50 to 60% every year. Mobile penetration throughout the Middle East is also very high. This report provides an overview of mobile communications in Africa and a brief summary of the market in the Middle East.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Global overview
  • 3. Africa
    • 3.1 Market overview
    • 3.2 Competitive landscape
    • 3.3 Mobile Statistics
    • 3.4 More mobiles than fixed lines
    • 3.5 Converged licensing regimes
    • 3.6 Prepaid cards
    • 3.7 ARPU
    • 3.8 Churn
    • 3.9 Community phones
    • 3.10 Mobile data services
    • 3.11 Pan-African mobile operators
    • 3.12 MVNOs
    • 3.13 Market forecasts
  • 4. Middle East
  • 5. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Mobile subscribers by region – 1993 - 2007
  • Table 2 - African mobile subscribers, growth, penetration and market base – 1998 - 2007
  • Table 3 - Top 10 African countries by annual growth in mobile subscribers – June 2007
  • Table 4 - Top 10 African countries by subscribers and penetration – June 2007
  • Exhibit 1 – African countries with more than one mobile network operator – 2007

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Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)

Number of pages 10

Status Archived

Last updated 30 Apr 2008
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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