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Africa - Mobile Broadband, Data and Mobile Media Market

African mobile operators make up to 30% of their revenues with non-voice services

Wherever 3G mobile broadband services are deployed in sub-Saharan Africa, they quickly take over as the preferred means of access to the internet, provided that a suitable backbone network is in place. DSL services offered by national telcos on their typically underdeveloped fixed-line networks are quickly reduced to niche market status, as are most traditional ISPs reselling these services or offering their own wireless access.

The extensive national network infrastructure of the mobile operators and their large user bases for voice services place them in a dominant market position for data services as well. The additional revenue is welcome in an environment of shrinking average revenue per user (ARPU) in the mobile voice market.

In many countries in the region, national fibre backbone networks are being rolled out, and new international submarine fibre optic cables along the continent’s East and West coast are providing the bandwidth needed to connect millions to the internet, at much lower cost than previously when satellites were the only option. In many cases the mobile operators are building their own fibre backbones under converged licensing regimes.

North Africa has traditionally been in a slightly better position in terms of fixed networks, but even here mobile broadband is quickly outgrowing other access methods. Mobile broadband prices are often comparable to fixed broadband offerings or at least not far behind. In Morocco, Africa’s most penetrated DSL market with some of the lowest prices on the continent, 3G mobile broadband jumped from virtually zero to over 40% of all connections within two years after launch and made up more than 80% by mid-2012.

Using dual carrier DC-HSPA+ technology, up to 42Mb/s are currently being offered by 3G mobile operators in Africa. The continents first commercial LTE 4G networks have been launched in Angola, Namibia, Mauritius and Tanzania, with South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt expected to follow soon. Problems with frequency spectrum allocation have delayed commercial LTE services in some countries.

The arrival of low-cost smartphones, locally manufactured in Ethiopia for example, has lowered the barrier of entry to the internet market for African consumers. South Africas leading operator Vodacom has seen the number of smartphones on its network grow at almost twice the rate of 3G USB modems, reaching a combined total of more than six million or 20% of the subscriber base in early 2012. Average smartphone data usage almost doubled in the past year to reach 92MB per month.

The highest number of active mobile broadband subscriptions as a percentage of the population is found in Ghana, at 23% in early 2012.

Mobile broadband and data services also make a significant contribution to the revenues of African cellcos. Leading operator Safaricom in Kenya made almost 30% of its revenue with non-voice services in 2011/12. More than half of this was generated by its tremendously successful M-Pesa mobile banking service, with the other half roughly evenly split between SMS and mobile broadband.

In the continent’s most advanced markets, m-commerce, mobile content, applications and media have reached a level of development that is beginning to foster an associated advertising and marketing industry.

Market highlights:

UMTS-based 3G mobile networks have been launched in more than half of all African countries;

Most operators have included High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 3.5G mobile broadband in their service offerings, providing up to 42Mb/s;

Commercial LTE 4G services have been launched in four countries, with trials of the technology ongoing in several others;

Another 3G technology, CDMA2000 1x EV-DO has been deployed in around 30 African countries, offering up to 3Mb/s;

There are significantly more 3G mobile broadband users than DSL subscribers in key African markets;

New international fibre optic cables and national backbone networks support broadband growth;

African mobile operators make up to 30% of their revenues with non-voice services;

Mobile data services have helped to reverse declining average revenue per user (ARPU);

The M-Pesa mobile banking service in Kenya carries about 20% of the countrys entire GDP.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.


1. Mobile Broadband Penetration
2. Algeria
2.1 Market Overview
2.2 Mobile statistics
2.3 Regulatory issues
2.3.1 Registration of subscriber details
2.4 Wireless broadband
2.4.1 WiMAX and WiFi
2.4.2 EV-DO
2.5 Mobile broadband
2.6 Broadband via satellite
2.7 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
3. Angola
3.1 Market Overview
3.1.1 Third generation (3G) mobile data services
3.1.2 Satellite mobile
3.2 Forecast mobile market – 2013; 2016
4. Benin
4.1 Market Overview
4.1.1 Mobile statistics
4.1.2 EV-DO
4.1.3 WiMAX
4.1.4 WiFi
4.1.5 3G and 4G
5. Botswana
5.1 Market Overview
5.1.1 Mobile statistics
5.2 Wireless broadband
5.3 WiMAX
5.3.1 Orange Livebox
5.3.2 Netspread
5.4 Third generation (3G)
6. Burkina Faso
6.1 Market Overview
6.1.1 Mobile statistics
6.1.2 EV-DO
6.1.3 WiMAX
6.1.4 Broadband via satellite
6.1.5 Third generation (3G)
7. Burundi
7.1 Market Overview
7.1.1 Mobile statistics
8. Cameroon
8.1 Market Overview
8.1.1 Mobile statistics
8.1.2 Wireless broadband
8.1.3 Satellite mobile
8.2 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013; 2016
9. Chad
9.1 Market Overview
9.1.1 Mobile statistics
9.2 Satellite mobile
10. Cote d’Ivoire
10.1 Market Overview
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 WiFi
10.3 WiMAX
10.4 Mobile data services
10.4.1 SMS
10.4.2 MMS
10.4.3 GPRS/EDGE
10.5 Mobile content and applications
10.5.1 M-payments
10.6 Satellite mobile
11. Democratic Republic of Congo
11.1 Market Overview
11.1.1 Mobile statistics
11.1.2 Regulatory issues
11.1.3 Mobile data overview
12. Djibouti
12.1 Market Overview
12.1.1 Mobile statistics
13. Egypt
13.1 Market Overview
13.1.1 Telecom Egypt’s mobile deal
13.1.2 Third mobile licence
13.1.3 Fourth mobile licence
13.1.4 Mobile statistics
13.2 Regulatory issues
13.2.1 Tariffs
13.2.2 International gateways
13.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
13.2.4 Registration of user details
13.2.5 GPS ban
13.3 Wireless broadband
13.3.1 WiFi
13.3.2 WiMAX
13.3.3 CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
13.4 Broadband via satellite
13.5 Mobile data services
13.5.1 SMS
13.5.2 MMS
13.5.3 WAP
13.5.4 GPRS and EDGE
13.5.5 Mobile TV
13.6 3G mobile broadband
13.7 Mobile content and applications
13.7.1 Mobile banking
13.8 Forecasts – mobile subscribers 2013; 2016
14. Eritrea
14.1 Market Overview
14.1.1 Mobile statistics
15. Ethiopia
15.1 Market Overview
15.1.1 Mobile statistics
15.2 Mobile data services
15.3 Third generation (3G)
15.4 Mobile banking
15.5 Satellite mobile
15.6 Local handset manufacturing
15.7 Smartphones
15.8 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2014; 2017
16. Gabon
16.1 Market Overview
16.1.1 Mobile statistics
16.2 WiMAX
16.3 3G
17. Gambia
17.1 Market Overview
17.1.1 Mobile statistics
17.2 Mobile data services
17.2.1 SMS
17.2.2 MMS
17.2.3 GPRS/EDGE
17.3 Third generation (3G)
17.4 Mobile content and applications
17.4.1 Mobile banking
17.5 Satellite mobile
18. Ghana
18.1 Market Overview
18.1.1 Mobile statistics
18.2 Regulatory issues
18.2.1 Licensing
18.2.2 Tariffs
18.2.3 Interconnect
18.2.4 Taxation
18.2.5 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
18.2.6 Infrastructure sharing
18.2.7 Registration of subscriber details
18.3 Mobile data services
18.3.1 SMS
18.3.2 GPRS, EDGE, WAP
18.3.3 BlackBerry
18.3.4 Mobile TV
18.4 Third generation (3G)
18.4.1 Mobile broadband
18.5 Mobile content and applications
18.5.1 Mobile money transfer
18.6 Local handset manufacturing
18.7 Satellite mobile
18.8 Forecast – mobile market 2014; 2017
19. Guinea
19.1 Market Overview
19.1.1 Mobile statistics
19.2 Mobile Broadband Overview
19.2.1 SchoolWeb WiFi Network
19.2.2 VoIP Internet telephony
19.3 Mobile data services
19.4 Satellite mobile
20. Kenya
20.1 Market Overview
20.1.1 Mobile statistics
20.2 Regulatory issues
20.2.1 Interconnection
20.2.2 International gateways
20.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
20.2.4 Quality of Service (QoS) control
20.2.5 Registration of subscriber details
20.2.6 Taxes
20.2.7 Tariff regulation
20.3 Wireless broadband
20.3.1 WiFi
20.3.2 WiMAX
20.3.3 Mobile data services
20.4 Broadband via satellite
20.5 Mobile data services
20.5.1 SMS
20.5.2 MMS
20.5.3 GPRS and EDGE
20.5.4 BlackBerry
20.6 3G
20.7 LTE (4G)
20.8 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
20.8.1 M-Pesa (Safaricom)
20.8.2 ZAP (Zain)
20.8.3 yuCash (Essar)
20.8.4 Orange Money
20.8.5 Other services
20.9 Mobile TV
20.10 Satellite mobile
20.11 Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
21. Lesotho
21.1 Market Overview
21.1.1 Mobile statistics
21.2 WiMAX
21.3 EV-DO
21.4 Mobile data services
21.5 Third generation (3G) mobile
21.6 Satellite mobile
22. Liberia
22.1 Market Overview
22.1.1 Mobile statistics
22.2 Regulatory issues
22.2.1 Licence reform
22.2.2 The Comium-Liberia Act
22.2.3 GSM spectrum reallocation
22.2.4 Interconnection
22.3 Mobile Broadband overview
22.4 EV-DO
22.5 WiMAX
22.6 Mobile data services
22.7 Mobile content and applications
22.7.1 Agricultural Market Information and Linkage System (AMILS)
23. Libya
23.1 Market Overview
23.1.1 Mobile statistics
23.2 Mobile data services
23.2.1 SMS
23.2.2 MMS
23.2.3 GPRS/EDGE
23.3 WiMAX
23.4 WiFi
23.5 Satellite broadband
23.6 3G/HSDPA
23.7 Mobile TV
23.8 Satellite mobile
24. Madagascar
24.1 Market Overview
24.1.1 Mobile statistics
24.2 WiMAX
24.3 EV-DO
24.4 Broadband via satellite
24.5 Mobile data services
24.6 Third generation (3G)
24.7 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
24.8 Satellite mobile
24.9 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013; 2016
25. Malawi
25.1 Market Overview
25.1.1 Mobile statistics
25.2 Wireless broadband
25.2.1 Broadmax
25.2.2 Skyband
25.2.3 Globmax
25.2.4 eWiMAX
25.3 Mobile data services
25.4 Third generation (3G)
25.5 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013; 2016
26. Mali
26.1 Market Overview
26.1.1 Mobile statistics
26.2 Third mobile licence
26.3 WiMAX
26.4 Third generation (3G)
26.5 Mobile content and applications
26.5.1 M-payments and m-banking
27. Mauritius
27.1 Market Overview
27.1.1 Mobile statistics
27.2 WiFi
27.3 WiMAX
27.3.1 Nomad
27.3.2 Other projects
27.4 EV-DO
27.5 Mobile data services
27.6 Third generation (3G)
27.7 Mobile broadband pricing
27.8 Mobile content and applications
27.8.1 Mobile TV
27.8.2 Mobile banking
27.9 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013; 2016
28. Morocco
28.1 Market Overview
28.2 Mobile statistics
28.3 3G mobile broadband
28.3.1 Inwi (formerly Wana, Maroc Connect)
28.3.2 Meditel
28.3.3 Maroc Telecom
28.4 Broadband via satellite
28.5 Mobile data services
28.5.1 SMS
28.5.2 MMS
28.5.3 GPRS
28.5.4 Blackberry
28.5.5 Mobile TV
28.6 Third-generation (3G) mobile
28.6.1 Licensing
28.6.2 Services
28.7 Mobile payments, m-banking
28.8 Satellite mobile
29. Mozambique
29.1 Market Overview
29.2 Mobile statistics
29.3 Wireless broadband
29.3.1 EV-DO
29.3.2 WiMAX
29.4 Mobile data services
29.5 Third generation (3G)
29.6 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013; 2016
30. Namibia
30.1 Market Overview
30.1.1 The long road to Namibia’s second mobile licence
30.1.2 Mobile statistics
30.2 Wireless broadband
30.3 WiMAX
30.4 WiFi
30.5 Mobile data services
30.5.1 SMS and MMS
30.5.2 GPRS/EDGE
30.5.3 3G/HSDPA
30.5.4 LTE
30.5.5 EV-DO
30.6 Mobile content and applications
30.6.1 Mobile TV
30.6.2 Mobile banking
30.7 Satellite mobile
31. Nigeria
31.1 Market Overview
31.1.1 Mobile statistics
31.2 Regulatory issues
31.2.1 GSM licence terms
31.2.2 Interconnection
31.2.3 Mobile tariffs
31.2.4 International gateways
31.2.5 Unified licensing regime brings new competition
31.2.6 Universal service
31.2.7 Mobile number portability
31.2.8 Central equipment identity register
31.2.9 Poor quality of service
31.2.10 Registration of subscriber details
31.2.11 Foreign ownership
31.3 Wireless broadband
31.3.1 Odu’a Telecom
31.3.2 Swift Networks
31.3.3 Startech Connection
31.3.4 Cyberspace Network
31.3.5 Nitel
31.3.6 Netcom Africa
31.3.7 MWEB Nigeria
31.3.8 Gateway Communications
31.4 WiFi
31.4.1 Accelon, Internet Solutions
31.4.2 Jigawa Broadband Access Network
31.4.3 Polestar/5G WiFi network in Lagos
31.4.4 NaijaWiFi
31.4.5 Abuja WiFi, WiMAX
31.4.6 Enugu
31.5 WiMAX
31.6 Mobile broadband
31.7 Mobile data services
31.7.1 SMS
31.7.2 MMS
31.7.3 GPRS, EDGE
31.7.4 WAP
31.7.5 CDMA2000 1x
31.7.6 BlackBerry
31.7.7 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
31.8 Mobile TV
31.9 3G
31.9.1 Licensing
31.9.2 Globacom
31.9.3 Zain
31.9.4 MTN
31.9.5 CDMA EV-DO
31.10 LTE
31.11 Satellite mobile
31.12 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
32. Rwanda
32.1 Market Overview
32.1.1 Mobile statistics
32.2 EV-DO
32.3 WiMAX, WiBro
32.4 WiFi
32.5 Mobile data services
32.6 Third generation (3G)
32.7 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
32.8 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013, 2016
33. Senegal
33.1 Market Overview
33.1.1 Mobile statistics
33.2 Regulatory issues
33.2.1 Mobile number portability (MNP)
33.2.2 Registration of customer details
33.2.3 Per-second billing (PSB)
33.2.4 MVNO licences
33.2.5 Millicom licence dispute
33.3 WiFi
33.4 Mobile data services
33.4.1 SMS
33.4.2 MMS
33.4.3 GPRS and EDGE
33.4.4 EV-DO
33.4.5 WAP
33.4.6 BlackBerry, iPhone
33.4.7 Third Generation (3G)
33.5 Mobile content and applications
33.5.1 Manobi
33.5.2 M-payments and m-banking
34. Sierra Leone
34.1 Market Overview
34.1.1 Mobile licensing
34.1.2 Mobile statistics
34.2 Mobile data services
34.3 Mobile content and applications
34.3.1 M-payments
34.4 Satellite mobile
35. Somalia
35.1 Market Overview
35.1.1 Mobile market
36. South Africa
36.1 Market Overview
36.2 Mobile statistics
36.3 Market liberalisation and licence obligations
36.4 Community service telephones (CST)
36.5 Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
36.6 Regulatory issues
36.6.1 Prices
36.6.2 Interconnection
36.6.3 Handset subsidies
36.6.4 International gateways
36.6.5 Fees and obligations for 1800MHz spectrum
36.6.6 Registration of subscriber ID
36.6.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
36.6.8 Quality of service (QoS)
36.7 Wireless broadband
36.7.1 WiFi
36.7.2 WiMAX
36.7.3 EV-DO
36.7.4 Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA)
36.7.5 MyWireless (Sentech) – decommissioned
36.7.6 iBurst (WBS, Blue Label)
36.8 3G mobile broadband
36.9 Broadband via satellite
36.10 Mobile data services
36.10.1 Overview
36.10.2 Mobile data revenue
36.10.3 SMS
36.10.4 MMS
36.10.5 WAP
36.10.6 GPRS
36.10.7 EDGE
36.10.8 BlackBerry
36.11 3G and 3.5G (HSPA)
36.11.1 Mobile broadband overview
36.11.2 Vodacom
36.11.3 MTN
36.11.4 Cell C
36.11.5 Telkom SA
36.12 LTE (4G)
36.13 Mobile content and applications
36.13.1 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
36.13.2 Mobile TV
36.13.3 Mobile music
36.13.4 CellBook
36.13.5 M-commerce
36.13.6 Mobile advertising
36.13.7 Location-based services (LBS)
36.13.8 Manobi
36.13.9 Mobile social media
36.14 Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013, 2016
37. Sudan
37.1 Market Overview
37.2 Mobile statistics
37.3 EV-DO
37.4 WiMAX
37.5 Broadband via satellite
37.6 Mobile data services
37.6.1 SMS and MMS
37.6.2 GPRS and EDGE
37.7 Third generation (3G)
37.8 Mobile content and applications
37.8.1 Mobile money transfer
37.9 Satellite mobile
38. Swaziland
38.1 Market Overview
38.1.1 Mobile statistics
38.2 Third generation (3G)
39. Tanzania
39.1 Market Overview
39.1.1 Mobile statistics
39.2 Wireless broadband
39.2.1 iBurst
39.2.2 EV-DO
39.2.3 WiMAX
39.3 Mobile data services and pricing
39.3.1 Third generation (3G)
39.3.2 Blackberry
39.3.3 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
39.4 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013, 2016
40. Tunisia
40.1 Market Overview
40.1.1 Mobile statistics
40.2 WiMAX
40.3 DSL by satellite
40.4 Mobile data services
40.4.1 SMS
40.4.2 MMS
40.4.3 GPRS, EDGE, WAP
40.5 Third Generation (3G)
40.6 Mobile TV
40.7 Satellite mobile
41. Uganda
41.1 Market Overview
41.2 Mobile statistics
41.3 WiFi
41.4 WiMAX
41.5 Mobile data services
41.5.1 SMS
41.5.2 WAP, GPRS and EDGE
41.5.3 MMS
41.5.4 BlackBerry
41.5.5 Third generation (3G)
41.5.6 Mobile TV
41.6 Mobile money transfer, m-banking
41.6.1 Traditional bank charges and international remittances
41.6.2 Regulation
41.6.3 MTN Mobile Money
41.6.4 ZAP (Zain)
41.6.5 M-Sente (UTL)
41.6.6 Other services
41.7 Forecasts – mobile market 2013; 2016
42. Zambia
42.1 Market Overview
42.1.1 Mobile statistics
42.2 WiMAX
42.3 WiFi
42.4 Mobile data services
42.5 Third generation (3G)
42.6 Mobile content and applications
42.6.1 M-payment and m-banking
42.7 Local handset manufacturing
42.8 Satellite mobile
42.9 Forecasts – mobile market – 2013; 2016
43. Zimbabwe
43.1 Market Overview
43.1.1 Mobile statistics
43.1.2 WiMAX
43.1.3 WiFi
43.2 Mobile data services
43.3 Third generation (3G)
43.4 Satellite mobile
44. Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 – Active mobile broadband penetration in selected African countries – 2009 - 2011
Table 2 – Algeria Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 3 – Algeria Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 4 – Angola Unitel 3G broadband pricing – 2011
Table 5 – Angola Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 6 – Benin Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 7 – Botswana Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 8 – Botswana Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – September 2010
Table 9 – Burkina Faso Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 10 – Burundi Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 11 – Cameroon Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
Table 12 – Cameroon Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – June 2011
Table 13 – Cameroon Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 14 – Chad Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 15 – Cote D’Ivoire Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 16 – DRC Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 17 – Djibouti Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2012
Table 18 – Egypt Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2000 - 2012
Table 19 – Egypt Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 20 –Eritrea Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2004 - 2012
Table 21 – Ethiopia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 22 – Ethiopia Broadband pricing comparison – HSDPA, GPRS, EV-DO, ADSL – August 2012
Table 23 – Ethiopia Forecast mobile subscribers – 2014; 2017
Table 24 – Gabon Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 25 – Gambia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 26 – Ghana Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 27 – Ghana Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – May 2012
Table 28 – Ghana Forecast mobile subscribers – 2014; 2017
Table 29 – Guinea Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 30 – Kenya Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 31 – Kenya Mobile subscribers by operator and quarterly change – December 2011
Table 32 – Kenya Safaricom voice/data revenue composition and annual growth – 2011
Table 33 – Kenya Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 34 – Lesotho Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
Table 35 – Liberia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2001 - 2012
Table 36 – Libya Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
Table 37 – Libyana 3G/HSDPA broadband pricing – 2010 - 2012
Table 38 – Madagascar Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 39 – Madagascar Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 40 – Malawi Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 41 – Malawi Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 42 – Mali Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 43 – Mali Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change – June 2011
Table 44 – Mauritius Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 45 – Mauritius Orange mobile data/3G broadband post-paid pricing – 2008/09, 2011, 2012
Table 46 – Mauritius Emtel mobile data/3G broadband pricing – 2011
Table 47 – Mauritius MTML EV-DO mobile broadband pricing – 2012
Table 48 – Mauritius Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 49 – Morocco Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 50 – Morocco Mobile subscribers by operator, technology and annual change – September 2011
Table 51 – Morocco 3G mobile broadband subscribers by operator and market share – September 2011
Table 52 – Morocco Meditel 3G+ broadband pricing – 2009 vs 2010
Table 53 – Morocco Maroc Telecom 3G broadband pricing – 2009 vs 2010
Table 54 – Morocco Maroc Telecom GPRS pricing – July 2010
Table 55 – Mozambique Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
Table 56 – Mozambique TDM EV-DO broadband pricing – 2012 vs. 2010
Table 57 – Mozambique mCel 3G prepaid pricing – 2010-2012
Table 58 – Mozambique Vodacom 3G post-paid pricing – 2010-2012
Table 59 – Mozambique Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 60 – Namibia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 61 – Namibia Netman 3G mobile broadband pricing – May 2012
Table 62 – Namibia Netman 4G mobile broadband pricing – May 2012
Table 63 – Nigeria Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
Table 64 – Nigeria Mobile subscribers by operator, technology – December 2011
Table 65 – Nigeria Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 66 – Rwanda Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 67 – Rwanda Mobile subscribers by operator – November 2011
Table 68 – Rwanda Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 69 – Senegal Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 70 – Senegal Mobile subscribers by operator, technology, annual change – June 2011
Table 71 – Senegal Orange GPRS/EDGE pricing – 2009; 2010
Table 72 – Senegal Expresso EV-DO mobile broadband pricing – 2009; 2010
Table 73 – Sierra Leone GSM licences and operations in Sierra Leone – 1998 - 2011
Table 74 – Sierra Leone Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 75 – Sierra Leone Zain mobile Internet pricing by data download – January 2010
Table 76 – Somalia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 77 – South Africa Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1994 - 2012
Table 78 – South Africa Telkom SA WiMAX subscribers – 2008 - 2011
Table 79 – South Africa WAPA industry survey – 2006 - 2008
Table 80 – South Africa Sentech MyWireless subscribers – 2005 - 2008
Table 81 – South Africa iBurst subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Table 82 – South Africa Vodacom broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2011
Table 83 – South Africa Telkom SA mobile subscribers – 2009 - 2011
Table 84 – South Africa Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 85 – Sudan Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
Table 86 – Sudani mDSL pricing – 2012 vs. 2010
Table 87 – Sudani 3G mobile broadband pricing – July 2012
Table 88 – Swaziland Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 89 – Tanzania Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 90 – Tanzania Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change – September 2011
Table 91 – Tanzania Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 92 – Tunisia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 93 – Uganda Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
Table 94 – Uganda Forecast mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 95 – Zambia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 96 – Zambia Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 97 – Zimbabwe Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Chart 1 – Algeria Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 2 – Benin Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 3 – Botswana Mobile subscribers in Botswana – 2002 - 2012
Chart 4 – Burkina Faso Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 5 – Burundi Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 6 – Cameroon Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 7 – Chad Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 8 – Cote D’Ivoire Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 9 – DRC Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 10 – Djibouti Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 11 – Egypt Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 12 – Eritrea Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2012
Chart 13 – Ethiopia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 14 – Gabon Mobile subscribers in Gabon – 2002 - 2012
Chart 15 – Gambia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 16 – Ghana Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999-2012
Chart 17 – Guinea Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 18 – Kenya Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999-2012
Chart 19 – Lesotho Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 20 – Liberia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 21 – Libya Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 22 – Madagascar Mobile subscribers in Madagascar – 2002 - 2012
Chart 23 – Malawi Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 24 – Mali Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 25 – Mauritius Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 26 – Morocco Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 27 – Mozambique Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 28 – Namibia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 29 – Nigeria Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 30 – Rwanda Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 31 – Senegal Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 32 – Sierra Leone Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 33 – Somalia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 34 – South Africa Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 35 – Sudan Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 36 – Swaziland Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 37 – Tanzania Mobile subscribers in Tanzania – 2002 - 2012
Chart 38 – Tunisia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 39 – Uganda Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 40 – Zambia Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 41 – – Zimbabwe Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Exhibit 1 – An analysis of Egypt’s third mobile licence valuation
Exhibit 2 – SMS as a weapon against drug counterfeiting
Exhibit 3 – Texting elephants
Exhibit 4 – Job offers by SMS
Exhibit 5 – South Africa Spotlight on Vodacom GSM community payphones

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