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Sierra Leone Telecommunications Report 2017

Sierra Leone Telecommunications Report 2017

BMI View: Sierra Leone remains one of the least attractive Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms markets, asmany mobile consumers are based in low-margin rural areas and the high cost of wireline access and PCsis a barrier to broadband adoption. A weak regulatory model, with state intervention a major risk, is alsounattractive. Minor players have struggled to develop sustainable businesses due to low returns oninvestment and Orange's main reason for buying Airtel was to help proliferate its mobile money service.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

Organic mobile subscription growth is possible, given the low penetration rate, but requires investment inrural areas. Renewed competition between Orange and incumbent Africell would drive serviceimprovements and higher engagement with advanced networks.

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Structural Trends
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Sierra Leone 2015-2021)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q317
Sierra Leone Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Regulatory Development
Industry Risks
Main Development: Comium Shut Down
Other Developments
Company Profile
Table: Orange's Proportional Subscriptions
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Sierra Leone 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Sierra Leone 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Sierra Leone 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Sierra Leone 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Sierra Leone 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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