Kenya Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

Kenya Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

BMI View: Kenya's telecoms sector is set to mature significantly over the coming years, as consolidation in the mobile sector eases price competition and enables operators to focus more on higher quality and a broader range of services. In the wireline sector, healthy competition between several well-funded operators is resulting in continued investment in fibre networks, to cater to consumer, enterprise and government demand for broadband services capable of supporting data-intensive services such as video on demand and cloud computing. This positive outlook for the telecoms sector is underpinned by Kenya's rapidly growing economy and continued efforts by the regulator to push through key regulations, such as digital migration.

Key Data

Kenya's mobile market grew by 1.6% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) in Q314, compared with a growth of 2.5% q-o-q during the same period in 2013.

Mobile ARPU appreciation continued in 2014, with Safaricom recording a 5.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase in mobile average revenue per user (ARPU) in the 12 months to September 2014.

The rate of contraction in the fixed-line sector eased in 9M14, with number of active lines decreasing by 8.6% q-o-q in Q314, compared to 15.1% in Q313.

The number of internet users in Kenya increased by 21.2% in the 12 months to September 2014.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Kenya 2012-2019)
Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Kenya 2012-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q215
Market Overview
Table: Regional Comparison
Key Developments
Mobile Growth
Table: Kenya Mobile Market
Table: Postpaid Vs Prepaid Subscriptions ('000)
Mobile Content
Mobile Operator Tables
Table: Market Overview
Table: Safaricom
Table: Airtel
Table: Orange
Table: YU
Mobile Content
Table: Selected Value-Added Services Developments, October 2014-January 2015
Table: Internet Subscriptions By Technology
Table: Fixed/Fixed Wireless Broadband Market
Table: Selected Wireline Developments
Industry Trends And Developments
Regulatory Development
Table: Kenya: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - Kenya Telecoms Sector
Table: Selected Operator Financial Indicators - Revenue (USDmn)
Company Profile
Telkom Kenya
Regional Overview
Table: Selected Contracts In Africa, 2014
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kenya 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kenya 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kenya 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Kenya 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kenya 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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