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Madagascar Telecommunications Report 2016

Madagascar Telecommunications Report 2016

BMI View: The Madagascar market has shown considerable volatility in mobile subscription trends in therecent years. Based on the latest data available, relating to the end of 2014, we have revised our historicaldata for 2013 and revised our forecasts for the future. The greatest growth prospects in the country willarise from the eventual uptake of 3G services and a wider adoption of broadband subscriptions. Both thesetechnologies have, thus far, seen subdued growth due to cost inefficiencies and low purchasing power. Wewelcome the introduction of 4G LTE services in Madagascar in mid-2015 but we are cautiously optimisticabout the uptake of this technology due to low income and relatively high cost of advanced datatechnologies.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

The Madagascar mobile market added over 1.25mn new subscribers in FY14 after the market witnesseda sharp contraction in 2013.

The uptake of 3G technology has been relatively slow in the country due to low incomes and highcost of device ownership and data tariffs.

Bluebirdb became the first operator to launch 4G LTE services in the country but their services areonly limited to wireless broadband internet in the urban centres. Telma, a major mobile operator,launched 4G LTE services in mid-2015 to become the first mobile operator to do so. Telma has been theleader in the introduction of advanced technologies as it was the first operator to offer 3G services someyears ago. Latest industry insights reveal that Orange plans to launch 4G LTE services byDecember 2015 and Airtel wants to follow suit in early 2016.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Madagascar Forecast
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Madagascar 2012-2019)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Sub-saharan Africa Telecoms RRI - Q116
Market Overview
Madagascar Market Overview
Market Overview
Regulatory Development
Table: Regulatory Agency
Company Profile
Airtel Africa
France Télécom
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Madagascar 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Madagascar 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Madagascar 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Madagascar 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Madagascar 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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