BMI View: In terms of subscription numbers, Guinea's mobile market contracted slightly, remaining below11mn. Mobile internet subscriptions continued to rise, however, which is not surprising given the limitedreach of wireline infrastructure and the high cost of PCs relative to basic smartphones. However, increaseddata usage is not translating into improved revenues and operators have little incentive to move toadvanced networks and services, making Guinea one of Africa's least attractive markets from an investmentperspective..
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Mobile ARPUs are flat, at around USD2 by the end of 2016. Yet, the number of mobile internetsubscriptions increased by 45% y-o-y. Customers are either being highly selective in how they use suchservices or operators are failing to adequately monetise their non-voice offerings.