West Africa Telecommunications Report Q1 2016

West Africa Telecommunications Report Q1 2016

BMI View: The Q1 2016 West and Central Africa report analyses latest industry, regulatory andmacroeconomic developments and trends in the telecommunications market in seven countries: Cameroon,Côte d' Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. Stronggrowth over the past few years has resulted in more saturated markets, at least in terms of the number ofmobile telephony subscriptions. However, there is considerable long term value to be gleaned from thesemarkets and, moving towards 2019 and beyond, regional mobile operators will increasingly shift towardsadvanced data services to sustain and build on revenue generation. The efforts of operators will becomplemented by the uptake of low-cost smartphones and mobile devices along with access to cheap andmore reliable international bandwidth connectivity via submarine cables.
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Average mobile market growth in the six countries in FY15 was 8.3%. At 25.3% Cameroon recorded thehighest mobile subscriber growth rate, which reflected the impact of competition on the sector, with thetwo original operators, MTN and Orange, competing against Vietnam's Viettel. Senegal, Mali andMauritania all recorded single digit growth, while Gabon saw a 13.8% fall in mobile customer numbers,which was due to market saturation and the deduction of inactive SIMs. Average mobile penetrationamong the six countries was 108% at the end of December 2015. Gabon had the highest penetration rateat 157.7% and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had the lowest at 61.1%.

3G and 4G customers represented 15.3% of total mobile subscribers at the end of 2015. This figure ispredicted to rise to 29.4% in 2019.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Industry Forecast
Cameroon
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Cameroon 2012-2019)
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Côte d'Ivoire
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Cote d`Ivoire 2012-2019)
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC)
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Congo (DRC) 2012-2019)
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Gabon
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Mali
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Mali 2012-2019)
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Mauritania
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Mauritania 2012-2019)
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Senegal
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Senegal 2012-2019)
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Industry Risk Reward Index
Table: Sub-saharan Africa Telecoms RRI - Q116
Market Overview
Cameroon
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Table: Cameroon Broadband Market
Côte d'Ivoire
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC)
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Gabon
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Mali
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Mauritania
Market Drivers & Trends
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Senegal
Market Trends & Drivers
Mobile
Wireline Voice & Broadband
Table: Senegal Internet Market Growth
Regulatory Development
Regulatory Environment And Industry Developments
Table: West And Central Africa Telecoms Regulators
Company Profile
Maroc Telecom
Table: Maroc Telecom's Operational Data
MTN
Table: MTN Indicators, 2013-2014
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 (Cote d`Ivoire 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Cote d`Ivoire 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Cote d`Ivoire 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Cote d`Ivoire 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Cote d`Ivoire 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Cameroon 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Cameroon 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Cameroon 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Cameroon 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Cameroon 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Gabon 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Gabon 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Gabon 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Gabon 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Gabon 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Mali 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Mali 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Mali 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Mali 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Mali 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Mauritania 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Mauritania 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Mauritania 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Mauritania 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Mauritania 1990-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Senegal 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Senegal 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Senegal 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Senegal 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Senegal 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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