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  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - 5G Global Trends and Leading Regional Countries
    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.
     
  • 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 early 2018. 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.
     
  • Nigeria - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria has Africa’s largest mobile market, with about 142 million subscribers and a penetration rate of 101%. The number of subscribers fell in 2017 as consumers responded to a poor economic climate, adopted other OTT channels for voice and data services, and as regulatory measures continued to oblige operators to disconnect unregistered SIM cards.
     
  • 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 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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. Similar to many African countries; a lack of fixed telecoms infrastructure has led to growth in mobile services.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Burundi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Burundi Broadband project aiming for national coverage by 2025Given its high population density and the low penetration rates across all telecom sectors, Burundi remains one of the most attractive telecom markets in Africa for investors.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Morocco - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Morocco retains one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in Africa. The part-privatised incumbent telco Maroc Telecom remains the dominant player in the fixed-line sector though has effective competition in the mobile sector.
     
  • Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Sierra Leone’s mobile market showing continuing fluiditySierra Leone has enjoyed sustained political stability in recent years, following a decade of civil war. The departure of the UN’s local mission in March 2014 marked the end of more than 15 years of international peacekeeping operations in the country.
     
  • Ghana - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana has one of the most vibrant mobile markets in Africa, with six competing operators including the regional heavyweights MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain) and Millicom (Tigo).
     
  • Egypt - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Egypt has one of the largest mobile telecom markets in Africa, with effective competition and a penetration rate above 111%. Although the country was among the first countries in the region to launch 3G mobile services, the development of LTE services has suffered from delays.
     

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