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  • Africa - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    African MNOs under pressure from SIM card registration. Mobile telephony remains by far the dominant telecom service across Africa, accounting for more than 90% of all telephone lines on the continent.
     
  • Africa - Mobile Infrastructure and Mobile Broadband
    Improved mobile network capability in Africa stimulating smartphone adoption. Within Africa there is considerable diversity in the availability and capability of mobile telecom infrastructure. Vast tracks of the continent, particularly in the northern desert regions, are sparsely populated with little in the way of network coverage.
     
  • South Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Africa’s telecom regulator conducts mobile data pricing study. . South Africa’s telecom sector boasts one of the most advanced infrastructures on the continent. There is now considerable investment from Telkom, Liquid Telecom South Africa, Broadband InfraCo and municipal providers.
     
  • South Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    For many years South Africa’s broadband market was held back by an expensive operating environment created by Telkom’s dominance in the fixed-line market and in access to international bandwidth. This has begun to change, supported by the licensing of Neotel as a second fixed-line operator, as also by the involvement of mobile network operators such as Vodacom and Cell C in the fibre market.
     
  • Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    African regulators continue promoting fibre-based broadband. The development of the fixed-line internet market in Africa continues to be held back by the poor quality of fixed-line infrastructure. In many rural areas there is no infrastructure to speak of, and as a result mobile voice and data service provide the only connectivity option.
     
  • South Africa - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Africa’s mature mobile market has seen rapid growth since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. SIM card penetration by late 2017 was approaching 143%, driven partly by the popularity of multiple card use as also by the take-up of mobile broadband services.
     
  • South Africa - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    South Africa’s telecom sector boasts one of the most advanced infrastructures on the continent. There is now considerable investment from Telkom, Liquid Telecom South Africa, Broadband InfraCo and municipal providers.
     
  • Africa - Mobile Voice and Mobile Broadband Statistics (tables only)
    African. mobile internet traffic expected to increase 20-fold by the end of the decade. . Africa’s diverse mobile market is characterised by having a small number of mobile players with footprints across multiple countries.
     
  • Niger - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Niger abolishes call tax on promise of telco investment boostNiger is one of the largest countries in West Africa but also one of the poorest countries in the world. As with many African countries, a lack of fixed telecoms infrastructure has led to growth in mobile services.
     
  • Global Mobile Operators - Regional Leaders - Overview and Statistics
    International expansion has strengthened the operations of many mobile operators. In 2017 the global mobile market has its sights firmly set on the opportunities offered through mobile data as well as looking for potential new revenues streams presented by the enterprise sector, data mining, 5G and international expansion.
     
  • Ghana - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana has one of the most vibrant mobile markets in Africa, with competing operators including the regional heavyweights MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana and AirtelTigo, formed from the merger of Airtel Ghana and Tigo Ghana.
     
  • Lesotho - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Lesotho gaining on universal access projectTelecom services in Lesotho are managed by a privatised national operator, Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL). The mobile sector is a duopoly between South Africa-based Vodacom and ETL, though competition is insufficient to promote effective price reductions for consumers.
     
  • Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Cameroon set for further competition in m-money servicesThe ICT sector in Cameroon contributes only about 3.5% of GDP, which is low for the region. The sector requires considerable development for the country to make better use of the digital economy.
     
  • Botswana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Botswana’s government and regulator critical of Liquid Telecom joint ventureEffective regulatory reform has turned the Botswana’s telecom market into one of the most liberalised in the region. There is a service-neutral licensing regime which takes into account the increasing convergence of technologies and services.
     
  • Chad - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Chad increases tax on mobile operatorsDuring the last decade Chad’s economy has been dominated by oil exports, and as a result economic growth has been adversely affected by the falling prices for the commodity on international markets.
     
  • eSwatini (Swaziland) - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    eSwatini’s regulator enforces SIM card registrationeSwatini (Swaziland) was one of the last countries in the world to abolish an almost complete monopoly in all sectors of its telecommunications market.
     
  • Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mozambique progresses with plans to merge TdM with mCelAlthough delayed by the long civil war which ended in 1992, Mozambique was one of the first countries in the region to embark upon telecom reform.
     
  • Rwanda - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Rwandan economic growth benefitting telecom marketThe Rwandan telecom market continues to develop strongly, buttressed by sustained GDP growth which has seen the country develop one the fastest-growing economies in the world.
     
  • Zimbabwe - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Considerable progress is being made in rolling out national fibre backbone networks in Zimbabwe, facilitated by the government’s efforts to encourage network infrastructure sharing. Limitations on international bandwidth are gradually being addressed, with bandwidth available increasing sharply in 2016.
     
  • Ghana - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana has a highly competitive internet market, with more than 140 licensed ISPs although most subscribers are customers of only a few operators. The country was among the first in Africa to be connected to the internet, though subscriber growth in the sector was for many years held back by the poor condition of the national fixed-line network and by the high cost of connectivity.
     

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