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  • 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).
     
  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Global Mobile Devices Market - Smartphones, Wearables, Tablets
    The global smartphone market has slowed from its boom years to a more modest growth. With mature markets becoming increasingly dependent on replacement purchases rather than on first-time buyers, the industry has shifted its attention to emerging countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, where much of the population either does not own a mobile phone or has yet to move from feature phone to smartphone.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Lesotho - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Vodacom Lesotho launches m-health service using M-PesaTelecom services in Lesotho are managed by a privatised national operator, Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL). There is effective competition in the mobile sector between South Africa-based Vodacom and ETL, though mobile market penetration remains below the regional average.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Uganda - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
    Uganda sees more Wi-Fi launches based on Google’s Project Link. Uganda’s buoyant economy has seen consistent growth in recent years, which is anticipated to remain above 5% into 2017. This has had positive effects on the telecoms sector, which has also benefited from a host of reforms aimed at developing one of the most competitive markets in the region.
     
  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - 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 TTCL in June 2016.
     
  • 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.
     
  • South Sudan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Sudan’s civil unrest causing collapse in mobile subscriber baseFollowing 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.
     
  • Brazil - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    The Brazilian fixed-line market has been adversely affected by consumers substituting services for mobile and VoIP solutions. Teledensity, at about 20%, is slightly higher than average for Latin America but less than half the rate found in other advanced economies.
     
  • Europe - Mobile Market - Statistics and Analyses
    While population increases across Europe mean that there is a steady influx of new mobile subscribers, the market has a sufficiently high penetration rate that growth is largely lateral, in that subscribers are migrating from 2G to 3G and LTE networks.
     
  • 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 (MEA). The company recently embarked on its five-year ‘Essentials 2020’ program which is focussed on the emerging MEA 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.
     
  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Fingerprinting law impacts upon mobile subscriber growth in Saudi ArabiaThe mobile sector has become an important component of Saudi Arabia’s telecom industry and contributes around 75% to overall telecoms revenues.
     
  • Côte d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - 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 soon to connect to Gulf2Africa cableEthiopia is one of the last countries in Africa allowing its national telco, Ethio Telecom, a monopoly on all telecom services including fixed, mobile, internet and data communications.
     
  • Namibia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Namibia’s MTC triples mobile data speeds with launch of LTE-A technologyAlthough 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.
     
  • Mauritius - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mauritius Telecom to fast-track national fibre coverage by 2017The 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 cellular systems (in 1989), the first to provide commercial 3G mobile 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).
     

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