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Congo-Brazzaville, Congo, Dem. Rep. and Burundi Telecommunications Report Q3 2017

Congo-Brazzaville, Congo, Dem. Rep. and Burundi Telecommunications Report Q3 2017

BMI View: Market conditions in each of Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of theCongo are broadly similar, with mobile markets highly prepaid-focused and advanced non-voice (ie nonmessaging)data services largely absent. 3G migration is well advanced, however, and 4G services arebeginning to be rolled out. Low consumer incomes as well as volatile political, economic and securityenvironments weigh on potential returns on investment. Viettel's launch in Burundi shows there is scope fornew players, albeit only for those willing to take the risk. The wireline sector is weak and incumbentdominatedin all three markets although there are the first signs of competition in Burundi. Mobilebroadband accounts for nearly all the countries' broadband subscriptions as fixed providers are hamperedby lack of infrastructure and the high cost of international bandwidth.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

We have amended our forecasts for the mobile sector in all three markets, raising the forecast slightly inthe DRC as quarterly losses decreased towards end-2016. We have increased our forecast for broadbandadoption in Burundi on the back of encouraging data from the regulator, although fixed-mobilesubstitution will not necessarily see all 3G/4G users make full use of broadband connectivity.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Congo-Brazzaville Telecoms
DRC Telecoms
Burundi Telecoms
Industry Forecast
Congo-Brazzaville Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Congo-Brazzaville 2014-2021)
DRC Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Congo (Congo (DRC) 2014-2021)
Burundi Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Burundi 2014-2021)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q317
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Congo-Brazzaville Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice And Broadband
DRC Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Burundi Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice And Broadband
Pay-TV/Convergence
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Overview
Industry Risks
Regulatory Environment And Developments
Table: Regulatory Breakdown
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players
Table: Congo-Brazzaville Mobile Market Overview
Table: Airtel
Table: MTN
Table: Azur
Table: DRC Mobile Market Overview
Table: Vodacom DRC
Table: Airtel DRC
Table: Orange DRC
Table: Tigo DRC
Table: Supercell - DRC
Table: Africell - DRC
Table: Burundi Mobile Market Overview
Company Profile
Airtel Africa
MTN
Table: MTN Indicators, 2015-2016
Orange
Table: Orange's Proportional Subscriptions
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Congo-Brazzaville 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Congo-Brazzaville 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Congo-Brazzaville 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Congo-Brazzaville 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Congo-Brazzaville 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Congo (DRC) 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Congo (DRC) 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Congo (DRC) 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Congo (DRC) 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Congo (DRC) 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Burundi 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Burundi 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Burundi 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Burundi 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Burundi 1990-2025)
Glossary
Table: Glossary of Terms
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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