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  • Kenya - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Kenya’s broadband market has been transformed by a combination of increased investments in network upgrades among the key providers as well as the landing of four fibre-optic submarine cables. This international connectivity ended the country’s dependence on limited and expensive satellite services, while vastly increased bandwidth has led to wholesale prices tumbling to a fraction of the former rate.
     
  • Egypt - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Supported by a population of more than 90 million, Egypt has one of the largest telecom markets in North Africa. There is effective competition in most sectors, while one key development has been the recent award of unified licences to allow operators to offer services in the fixed-line and mobile sectors.
     
  • Swaziland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Swaziland regulator launching sweeping changes to the mobile marketSwaziland was one of the last countries in the world to abolish an almost complete monopoly in all sectors of its telecommunications market.
     
  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - 5G Global Trends and Leading Regional Countries - 2017
    The emerging 5G technology has attracted intense interest from the ICT industry and wider community due to its potential to increase opportunities for applications like M2M communications and enhanced mobile broadband services.
     
  • Uganda - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Uganda depended entirely on satellites for international connectivity until 2009 when several international submarine fibre optic cables landed on the African east coast. The country was then connected via a national fibre backbone extending to its borders, implemented by Uganda Telecom and MTN Uganda.
     
  • Global Mobile Communications and Mobile Broadband - Analyses and Statistics
    Mobile infrastructure will ultimately rely on fibre broadband. In 2017 mobile broadband subscriptions are growing rapidly and LTE infrastructure now carries over 65% of all global mobile traffic. While mobile and fixed will always exist in parallel, there is no doubt that with a faltering fixed network and an excellent mobile network, mobile will give fixed a run for its money.
     
  • Zimbabwe - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Proposed tariff measures add pressure to Zimbabwe’s mobile market. Revenue from Zimbabwe’s telecom sector has come under pressure from a number of recent regulatory measures and taxes imposed by the cash-strapped government.
     
  • Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria’s broadband sector to benefit from five more InfraCo licences. Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent. The sector has much potential for growth and so has attracted considerable foreign investment.
     
  • Eritrea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Eritrea’s mobile network approaches national coverageEritrea’s telecom sector operates under a state-owned monopoly for fixed and mobile services. Partly as a result of such restrictions on competition, the country has the least developed telecommunications market in Africa.
     
  • Morocco - Fixed Broadband Market and Digital Economy - Statistics and Analyses
    Morocco’s fixed-line broadband market is dominated by Maroc Telecom. Despite regulatory efforts to enforce LLU and wholesale pricing the company has yet to provide a pricing structure for access to its networks.
     
  • Nigeria - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria’s broadband sector has seen considerable consolidation among players, from over 400 ISPs in 2012 to fewer than 90 by mid-2017. Most internet connections are via mobile networks, principally GSM and 3G and more recently LTE, though there are a number of WiMAX operators which have found niche markets.
     
  • Egypt - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Egypt has one of the most developed internet markets in Africa in terms of the number of users and the availability of services. The country’s geographical position has enabled it to capitalise on the numerous cables which cross through it, interconnecting various parts of Europe with the Middle East and Asia.
     
  • Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mobile market changes with Orange Group acquiring Airtel Sierra LeoneHaving emerged from more than a decade of civil war, Sierra Leone since 2002 has enjoyed greater political stability. The exceptional economic growth seen in 2012 and 2013 has slowed but remains strong, and this has encouraged international companies to invest in the country.
     
  • Nigeria - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria has Africa’s largest mobile market, with about 149 million subscribers and a penetration rate of 107%. The initial rapid growth in the number of subscribers led to problems with network congestion and quality of service, prompting the telecom regulator to impose fines and sanctions on the network operators.
     
  • Mauritius - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mauritius to benefit from additional submarine cables by 2019The island nation of Mauritius has long been a pioneer in the telecom sector. It was the first market in the greater Africa region to launch mobile telecom networks (in 1989), the first to provide a 3G service (2004), the first in the world to develop a nationwide WiMAX wireless broadband network (2005), and one of the first to launch IPTV services (2006).
     
  • Botswana - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Botswana’s BoFiNet expands Wi-Fi availabilityIn the telecom sector, effective regulatory reform has turned the country’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.
     
  • Tunisia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Digital Tunisia 2020 plan encouraging investment in fibre and G.fastTunisia has one of the most sophisticated telecommunications and broadband infrastructures in North Africa. Penetration rates for mobile and internet services are s among the highest in the region.
     
  • Libya - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Libya sees in its first LTE networkLibya’s civil war has crippled the country’s economy and disrupted its telecommunications sector. Considerable telecom infrastructure has been destroyed or stolen, including about a quarter of the country’s mobile tower sites.
     
  • Somalia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Somalia’s telcos reinstate mobile internet servicesSomalia’s telecom market has managed to keep going despite the lack of guidance from a central government or sector regulatory since 1991, when a dictatorial regime was overthrown, and despite the efforts of the Al Shabaab Islamic militant group to close down internet services.
     
  • Brazil - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
    Brazil has one of the largest broadband markets in Latin America, though broadband penetration is only slightly above the Latin American average, trailing behind neighbouring Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.
     

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