Africa Roaming Tariff Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (National, International), By Distribution Channel (Retail Roaming, Wholesale Roaming), By Service (Voice, SMS, Data), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

Africa Roaming Tariff Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (National, International), By Distribution Channel (Retail Roaming, Wholesale Roaming), By Service (Voice, SMS, Data), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

The Africa roaming tariff market size is anticipated to reach USD 2.5 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.5%, according to a study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Roaming tariff are the charges incurred by the operator in return of roaming services, that allow the customers to use communication devices outside the geographical coverage area provided by the network operator. Increasing count of mobile phone users in urban as well as rural regions across Africa is expected to drive the market. Moreover, increasing international tourism is projected to escalate market growth in the forecast period.

Rising number of smartphone and internet users is also expected to bolster market growth in the region. Moreover, the adoption of 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies in Africa is expected to increase in the coming years, which is also projected to fuel market growth. For instance, according to the GSM Association (GSMA), the count of unique mobile subscribers will increase by up to 623 million in 2025 from 456 million in 2018. Additionally, mobile internet users are expected to have a 39.0% penetration rate and can reach up to 483 million subscribers by the end of 2025.

According to the GSM Association, Africa is amongst the rapidly growing mobile market across the globe. GSMA also states that the count of international travelers is increasing in the region at a larger extent, which in turn escalates market growth. Rising technological awareness among users has enabled service providers to introduce technological advancements, thereby resulting in market growth. Moreover, growing population in the region has paved way for growth of subscriber base of mobile phone operators, which is one of the additional factors expected to fuel the growth of the market in the region.

Technical barriers such as interoperability, due to the use of different GSM/3G spectrum, can restrict many low-cost handsets from roaming, and the network coverage, mainly 3G continues to remain underdeveloped as operators continue to upgrade to new technology and roll out the older. Whereas, the introduction of roaming regulations such as, pricing regulations, taxation related policies are anticipated to hinder market growth. However, substantial investments from operators in order to provide consistent services to users are projected to propel market growth. Similarly, significant investments from communication service providers are also expected to reduce the intensity of the aforementioned restraints, thereby positively impacting the market in the region.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • The national roaming segment is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period owing to the demographic bulge. Growing count of young consumers in the region also escalates the growth of the segment, as the youth is more leaned towards usage of smartphones and internet in the region
  • International roaming segment is expected to witness a highest CAGR from 2020 to 2027. This is attributed to rising international tourism
  • Wholesale roaming is expected to account for revenue share of over USD 2.0 billion by 2027 owing to increasing adoption of service in the medium and large enterprises in the region
  • The voice service type of the Africa roaming tariff market is the major shareholder amid other services such as data, and SMS. The voice service market is expected to exceed USD 1,200 million by the end of 2027
  • The key players operating in the market are America Movil, AT&T Inc., Bharti Airtel Ltd., China Mobile Ltd, Deutsche Telekom AG, Digicel Group and others
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Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Scope and Assumptions
1.3. List of Data Sources
Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Africa Roaming Tariff- Industry Snapshot & Key Buying Criteria, 2016 -2027
Chapter 3. Africa Roaming Tariff Industry Outlook
3.1. Market Segmentation
3.2. Market Size and Growth Prospects, 2016 - 2027
3.3. Value Chain Analysis
3.4. Market Dynamics
3.4.1. Market driver analysis
3.4.2. Market restraint/challenge analysis
3.4.3. Market opportunity analysis
3.5. Key Opportunities Prioritized
3.6. Industry Analysis - Porter's
3.6.1. Supplier Power
3.6.2. Buyer Power
3.6.3. Substitution Threat
3.6.4. Threat from new entrant
3.7. PEST Analysis
3.7.1. Political Landscape
3.7.2. Environmental Landscape
3.7.3. Social Landscape
3.7.4. Technology Landscape
Chapter 4. Africa Roaming Tariff Market: Roaming Type Outlook
4.1. Africa Roaming Tariff Market Share by Roaming Type, 2019 & 2027 (USD Million)
4.2. National
4.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
4.2.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
4.3. International
4.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
4.3.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Chapter 5. Africa Roaming Tariff Market: Distribution Channel Outlook
5.1. Africa Roaming Tariff Market Share by Distribution Channel, 2019 & 2027 (USD Million)
5.2. Retail Roaming
5.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
5.2.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
5.3. Wholesale Roaming
5.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
5.3.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Chapter 6. Africa Roaming Tariff Market: Service Outlook
6.1. Africa Roaming Tariff Market Share by Service, 2019 & 2027 (USD Million)
6.2. Voice
6.2.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
6.2.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
6.3. SMS
6.3.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
6.3.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
6.4. Data
6.4.1. Market estimates and forecast, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
6.4.2. Market estimates and forecast by region, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape
7.1. America Movil
7.1.1. Company overview
7.1.2. Financial performance
7.1.3. Product benchmarking
7.1.4. Strategic initiatives
7.2. AT&T Inc.
7.2.1. Company overview
7.2.2. Financial performance
7.2.3. Product benchmarking
7.2.4. Strategic initiatives
7.3. Bharti Airtel Ltd.
7.3.1. Company overview
7.3.2. Financial performance
7.3.3. Product benchmarking
7.3.4. Strategic initiatives
7.4. China Mobile Ltd.
7.4.1. Company overview
7.4.2. Financial performance
7.4.3. Product benchmarking
7.4.4. Strategic initiatives
7.5. Deutsche Telekom AG
7.5.1. Company overview
7.5.2. Financial performance
7.5.3. Product benchmarking
7.5.4. Strategic initiatives
7.6. Digicel Group
7.6.1. Company overview
7.6.2. Financial performance
7.6.3. Product benchmarking
7.6.4. Strategic initiatives
7.7. Sprint Corporation
7.7.1. Company overview
7.7.2. Financial performance
7.7.3. Product benchmarking
7.7.4. Strategic initiatives
7.8. Telefonica SA
7.8.1. Company overview
7.8.2. Financial performance
7.8.3. Product benchmarking
7.8.4. Strategic initiatives
7.9. Verizon communications Inc.
7.9.1. Company overview
7.9.2. Financial performance
7.9.3. Product benchmarking
7.9.4. Strategic initiatives
7.10. Vodafone Grp plc
7.10.1. Company overview
7.10.2. Financial performance
7.10.3. Product benchmarking
7.10.4. Strategic initiatives
List of Tables
Table 1 List of abbreviation
Table 2 Africa roaming tariff market - Industry snapshot & key buying criteria, 2016 - 2027
Table 3 Roaming tariff market - Regulatory framework
Table 4 Percentage split for interconnect and roaming services
Table 5 Percentage split for components of wholesale roaming costs
Table 6 National market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Table 7 International market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Table 8 Retail roaming market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Table 9 Wholesale roaming market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Table 10 Voice market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Table 11 SMS market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
Table 12 Data market, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)
List of Figures
Fig. 1 Africa roaming tariff market, by 2019, (USD Million)
Fig. 2 Africa roaming tariff market segmentation
Fig. 3 Value chain analysis
Fig. 4 Africa Roaming tariff market dynamics
Fig. 5 Africa roaming tariff market driver impact
Fig. 6 Africa mobile economy milestones
Fig. 7 Smartphone adoption (%), by regional blocs, 2019 & 2027
Fig. 8 Africa international tourist arrivals, by country, 2017 (million)
Fig. 9 Africa roaming tariff market restraint impact
Fig. 10 Africa roaming tariff market opportunity impact
Fig. 11 Impact of blockchain on various aspects of roaming services & inter-carrier settlement
Fig. 12 Africa roaming tariff penetration & growth prospects mapping
Fig. 13 Roaming tariff market - Porter’s five forces
Fig. 14 Africa Roaming tariff market - PEST analysis
Fig. 15 Cost structure breakdown of a telecom operator
Fig. 16 Cost centers in roaming services
Fig. 17 Financial model of telecom operators’ roaming tariff
Fig. 18 Breakdown of wholesale roaming costs (%)
Fig. 19 Africa roaming tariff market, by roaming type, 2019 & 2027 (USD Million)
Fig. 20 Africa Roaming tariff market, by distribution channel, 2019 & 2027 (USD Million)
Fig. 21 Africa Roaming tariff market, by service, 2019 & 2027 (USD Million)

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