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


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. A separate report is available on Mobile Data & Content for this region.

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

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Number of pages 10

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Last updated 30 Apr 2008
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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