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  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    High focus on fixed and mobile broadband in QatarThe focus of fixed broadband network deployment has firmly shifted to fibre in Qatar, with the number of DSL connections declining by around 100,000 since they reached their peak in 2011.
     
  • Swaziland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Swaziland’s Swazi Mobile looks to an IPOSwaziland was one of the last countries in the world to abolish an almost complete monopoly in all sectors of its telecommunications market. Until 2011 the state-owned posts and telecommunications operator SPTC also acted as the industry regulator and had a stake in the country’s sole mobile network, in an uneasy partnership with MTN.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Egypt - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Egypt’s MNOs receive LTE spectrum assignments. 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.
     
  • Ghana - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Ghana’s mobile market consolidates with Tigo and Airtel to merge. 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, internet and fixed-line sectors, with a number of new players being licensed to offer services.
     
  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Tanzania’s government orders suspension of licences to enforce IPOsThe government has actively embraced competition in the telecom market, and has encouraged the private sector despite it having retaken control of the incumbent telco TTC (formerly TTCL) in June 2016.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Kenya - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Kenya’s telecom regulator looks closely at Safaricom’s market dominance. Kenya’s telecommunications market continues to undergo considerable changes resulting from increased competition, improved international connectivity and rapid developments in the mobile market.
     
  • Uganda - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Uganda’s national broadband project leading to fall in internet costs. Reforms within the telecom sector in Uganda have provided the country with one of the most competitive markets in the region.
     
  • South Sudan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Sudan’s Niletel prepares for service launchFollowing a referendum, oil-rich South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 and became an independent nation. Having been deprived of investment for decades, it inherited one of the least developed telecommunications and internet markets in the world, while other infrastructure is also lamentably poor.
     
  • Gabon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Gabon’s Universal Service program gets off the groundGabon remains one of the wealthiest nations in Africa in terms of GDP per capita, with the economy largely buttressed by oil revenue.The telecom market was liberalised in 1999 when the government awarded three mobile telephony licences and two Internet Service Provider (ISP) licences, and established an independent regulatory authority.
     
  • Kenya - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Kenya’s mobile market has continued to grow steadily, supported by a mobile subscriber base of about 39 8 million by early 2017. Some market consolidation occurred following the acquisition by Airtel and Safaricom of Essar Telecom’s yuMobile business.
     
  • France - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    France has the third largest telecoms market in Europe. The incumbent telco Orange Group is one of the world’s major players with interests in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company is engaged in its embarked on its five-year ‘Essentials 2020’ program focussed on emerging markets as well as on investments in super-fast broadband and LTE infrastructure within its European footprint.
     
  • Yemen - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Civil unrest in Yemen has created a challenging environment for telecoms operatorsThe short-term outlook remains difficult for the telecoms operators in Yemen. The challenging environment which currently exists is a result of the ongoing conflict between opposing parties which flared again in late 2014 and continues today.
     
  • Côte d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ivory Coast assigns company to manage number portabilityCôte d’Ivoire continues to benefit from strong economic growth, though GDP has declined since 2014. Nevertheless, the economy is still expected to grow by about 7% in 2017, supported by strong export in cocoa and palm oil and with greater efforts to develop the manufacturing sector as well as mining for gold and developing oil exports.
     
  • Ethiopia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ethio Telecom reports steady climb in subscriber baseEthiopia is one of the last countries in Africa to allow its national telco a monopoly on all telecom services including fixed, mobile, internet and data communications.
     
  • Namibia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Namibia’s MTC launches N$1.1 billion project to provide 100% population coverage by 2019Although Namibia was slow to introduce competition in the mobile market, with a second operator not licensed until 2006, the market has since seen penetration rates rise to well above the regional average.
     
  • Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Vodafone Cameroon closes down operationsThe 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.
     
  • Benin - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Benin government set to restructure state-owned telcosDevelopment within Benin’s telecom market continues to be restricted by the poor condition of the country’s fixed-line infrastructure. The use of fixed-line voice and internet services is low, and consequently little revenue is derived from these sectors.
     
  • Morocco - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Morocco sees boost to mobile number portings. Morocco retains one of the most advanced telecom markets in Africa. The part-privatised incumbent telco Maroc Telecom remains the dominant player in the fixed-line sector but has effective competition in the mobile sector.
     

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