Zambia and Zimbabwe Telecommunications Report Q2 2018

Zambia and Zimbabwe Telecommunications Report Q2 2018

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Our core outlook remains unchanged as the Zambian and Zimbabwean telecommunications markets continue toperform in line with our forecasts. In Zambia, mobile subscriptions will grow positively out to 2022. Opportunities for new players willarise in the services sector, where businesses and utilities can be targeted more effectively. With regards to the wireline sector, webelieve access to mobile technology will hamper growth of fixed voice subscriptions in both markets. While our outlook on theZimbabwean mobile market is also positive, government intervention casts a shadow on growth prospects. The regulator’sinvolvement in the mobile market has caused private operator Econet to express complaints over favouritism towards government-backed operators. Coupled with high taxes and other fees, we believe this has had a detrimental effect on competition andinvestment, eroding operators' margins and may cause Econet to exit the market.

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Industry Forecast
Zambia Industry Forecast
Zimbabwe Industry Forecast
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Elections Weigh On African Telecoms Risk/Reward Index
Zambia Risk/Reward Index
Zimbabwe Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Overview Zambia
Market Overview Zimbabwe
Regulatory Development
Competitive Landscape
Company Profile
Econet Zimbabwe
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Demographic Outlook
Telecommunications Glossary
Telecommunications Methodology

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