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  • Nigeria - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent after South Africa. During 2016 the economy went into recession, though GDP growth returned in 2017.
     
  • Global Fixed Broadband Market - Trends, Statistics and Progress
    Fixed broadband is a key infrastructure for future progress. It has become very clear that innovation related to ICT and digital technologies is one of the key components for future economic and social strength.
     
  • Zimbabwe - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Zimbabwe’s economy has seen a downturn since the fractious elections of July 2013, resulting in a significant fall in GDP growth. The contribution to GDP from the telecom sector has fallen steadily as a result.
     
  • Liberia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Liberia’s international gateway system under scrutinyAfter more than a decade of civil war which destroyed much of its infrastructure, Liberia became a prime example of an almost entirely wireless telecommunications market.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria licenses two more InfraCos for wholesale broadband. Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent after South Africa. During 2016 the economy went into recession, though GDP growth returned in 2017.
     
  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - 5G Global Trends and Leading Countries 2018
    The emerging 5G technology has attracted intense interest from the ICT industry and wider community due to its potential to increase opportunities for developments related to IoT including M2M communications, virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence and mission critical communication.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Ghana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana planning to replace 2G licenses with unified access licenses in 2019. Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to liberalise and deregulate its telecommunications sector. Following the privatisation of Ghana Telecom in 1996 there was very rapid growth in market competition across the mobile and internet sectors, with a number of new players being licensed to offer services.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Ghana - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to liberalise and deregulate its telecommunications sector. Following the privatisation of Ghana Telecom in 1996 there was very rapid growth in market competition across the mobile and internet sectors, with a number of new players being licensed to offer services.
     
  • 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).
     
  • 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.
     

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