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Zambia and Zimbabwe Telecommunications Q3 2018

Zambia and Zimbabwe Telecommunications Q3 2018

BMI View:

We have made some amendments to Zambian and Zimbabwean telecommunications outlook, including extending ourforecasts to 2027. In Zambia, we have downgraded our broadband figures based on a more modest figures reported by theregulator. Juxtaposing this, we have upgraded the 3G/4G outlook as data usage growth appears to be strong. Opportunities for newplayers will arise in the services sector, where businesses and utilities can be targeted more effectively. With regards to the wirelinesector, we believe access to mobile technology will hamper growth of fixed voice subscriptions in both markets. While our outlookon the Zimbabwean mobile market is also positive, government intervention casts a shadow on growth prospects. Under newreform-minded leadership, we believe the Government's plans to privatise operators and merge government-owned ISPs will bringmuch needed competition to a market dominated by privately-owned operators, while reducing the government’s meddling andthe regulator’s perceived favouritism towards public operators.

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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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