Africa - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs

Africa - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs

Africa is a region in which mobile telephony infrastructure is the mainstay for telecom services. In some markets up to 99% of voice and data connections are via mobile networks. This reflects the relative success of network deployments as much as the very poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure, which has suffered from neglect, under investment or destruction resulting from intermittent wars and civil dislocations. In a number of countries which remain war-torn or politically unstable - particularly in the Horn of Africa and in areas of Libya, the DRC, Cameroon and Burkina Faso – there are few inducements to extend fixed line services. Additional difficulties are the absence of reliable electricity and the low use of computers.

The size and range of the diverse markets within Africa have contributed to varied market penetration rates between countries. By early 2019 the highest mobile penetration was found in countries including South Africa (169%), Botswana (160%), Gabon (159%), and Mauritius (147%). To some degree high penetration reflects the popularity of consumers having multiple SIM cards despite efforts among most regulators to enforce measures by which operators must register SIM card users. These efforts are partly geared to removing dormant SIM cards from operators’ databases, and thereby providing a more accurate impression of market dynamics. There are also widely-held concerns among governments that crime, civil disturbances and terrorism can be facilitated or orchestrated via the use of mobile phones and that such activities can be curtailed by enforcing the registration of subscribers’ identities.

At the other end of the scale there are a number of countries in which far greater government direction, market competition and regulatory oversight are required for the local mobile markets to develop further. Some of the lowest penetration rates on the continent are in Madagascar and Malawi (both at about 35%), Chad and Djibouti (both at 41%), and Niger (49%). A number of other countries are notable for having suffered from considerable civil and economic disruption, including South Sudan and Eritrea (both at (11%).

The mobile market in Africa is almost entirely prepaid. Commonly, about 99% of all subscribers are prepaid since this offer a far more economically manageable means to gain access to voice and data services than does a contract plan. In addition, year-on-year a greater proportion of the continent’s population is able to afford mobile services, leading to a steady increase in the subscriber base. Affordability has been extended by the positive effects on pricing from market competition and by measures to reduce termination rates. In addition, many countries have signed up to regional agreements aimed at reducing international roaming charges. Regional roaming initiatives reduce charges for customers, increase regulated traffic, and curtail grey traffic (the re-origination of long-distance calls). The East Africa One Network Area has been in effect since April 2016, while the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) came into play in December 2016. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) provides a similar agreement (signed in October 2017) among its 19-member bloc, stretching from Libya in the north to eSwatini (Swaziland) in the south.

While network operators have seen reduced revenue from roaming access, this has generally been recouped from a sharp increase in international traffic.

A few countries within Africa retain incumbent monopolies for the provision of services, while others have seen consolidation among players (largely due to operators such as Airtel and Tigo leaving certain markets, or the failure of some poorly managed enterprises). In sum, though, there is effective competition within the mobile sector across the region. This has also encouraged competition for services based on upgraded technologies, which in turn has encouraged investment. Africa remains the main region globally for m-money and m-banking services, for example, and while there is little focus on 5G deployments as yet there is considerable effort being undertaken to upgrade networks from 3G infrastructure to LTE. This process is uneven, since in many areas GSM remains the dominant technology. While MNOs are keen to invest in LTE and so capitalise on the revenue potential of mobile data services, they face difficulties related to the paucity of spectrum and delays in auctioning additional spectrum needed to extend services and upgrade network capacity.

The countries covered in this report include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


  • Executive Summary
  • Regional mobile market overview
    • LEADING MOBILE OPERATORS BY COUNTRY
      • Table Africa – leading MNOs – 2012 - 2018
      • Table MTN mobile subscribers by country – 2013 – 2018
      • Table Orange Group mobile subscribers by country – 2013 - 2018
      • Table Etisalat mobile subscribers by country – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Zain mobile subscribers by country – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom mobile subscribers by country – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Airtel mobile subscribers by country – 2012 – 2018
    • AFRICA TELECOMS MATURITY INDEX
      • Africa Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Africa Telecom Maturity Index by region
    • TMI VERSUS GDP
      • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
      • Africa fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Algeria
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Algeria - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2016
    • ALGERIE TELECOM (MOBILIS)
      • Table Algeria - Mobilis subscribers – 2009 – 2017
    • OPTIMUM TELECOM ALGERIE (DJEZZY)
      • Table Algeria - Djezzy subscribers – 2002 – 2018
      • Table Algeria - Djezzy financial data (DZD) – 2008 – 2018
      • Table Algeria - Djezzy financial data (USD) – 2013 – 2018
      • Table Algeria - Djezzy blended ARPU – 2012 – 2018
    • WATANIYA TELECOM (NEDJMA, OOREDOO)
      • Table Algeria - Ooredoo financial data (QAR) – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Algeria - Ooredoo blended ARPU – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Algeria - Ooredoo mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
      • Table Algeria - Ooredoo wireless broadband subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Angola
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOVICEL (ANGOLA TELECOM)
      • Table Angola - Movicel mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
    • UNITEL
      • Table Angola - Unitel mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2017
  • Benin
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Benin - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 – 2018
    • MTN (SPACETEL-BENIN, AREEBA)
      • Table MTN Benin subscribers and ARPU – 2003 – 2018
      • Table MTN Benin revenue – 2011 – 2018
    • MOOV
      • Table Benin - Moov subscribers – 2011 – 2018
    • LIBERCOM (BENIN TELECOMS)
      • Table Benin - Libercom subscribers – 2011 – 2018
    • BBCOM (BELL BENIN)
      • Table Benin - BBCom subscribers – 2011 – 2015
    • GLO MOBILE BENIN (GLOBACOM)
      • Table Benin - Glo Mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2017
  • Botswana
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Botswana - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 – 2018
    • MASCOM WIRELESS
      • Table Mascom Botswana ARPU – 2005 – 2018
      • Table Mascom Botswana subscribers – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Mascom Botswana revenue – 2015 – 2018
    • ORANGE BOTSWANA (FORMERLY VISTA CELLULAR)
      • Table Orange Botswana subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Orange Botswana mobile revenue (historic) – 2008 – 2014
    • BTC (BEMOBILE)
      • Table Botswana - BTC subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Botswana - BTC mobile revenue by service – 2015 – 2018
      • Table Botswana - BTC mobile revenue by service – 2015 – 2018
    • MVNOS
  • Burkina Faso
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Burkina Faso - Mobile operator market share of subscribers – 2011 – 2017
    • ORANGE BURKINA FASO (FORMERLY AIRTEL, ZAIN, CELTEL)
      • Table Orange Burkina Faso mobile subscribers – 2006 – 2018
      • Table Orange Burkina Faso financial data – 2016 – 2018
    • TELMOB (ONATEL)
      • Table Burkina Faso - Onatel mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Burkina Faso - Onatel revenue – 2011 – 2014
      • Table Burkina Faso - Historic - Onatel annualised ARPU – 2011 – 2015
    • MOOV (TELECEL)
      • Table Burkina Faso - Historic – Telecel mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2010
  • Cameroon
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Cameroon - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2015 – 2017
      • Table Cameroon - Mobile market share of revenue by operator – 2014 – 2017
    • MTN CAMEROON
      • Table MTN Cameroon ARPU ($) – 2003 – 2018
      • Table MTN Cameroon ARPU (CFA) – 2013 – 2018
      • Table MTN Cameroon financial data – 2011 – 2018
      • Table MTN Cameroon revenue by type – 2015 – 2018
      • Table MTN Cameroon revenue (XAF) – 2016 – 2018
      • Table MTN Cameroon subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • National backbone
    • ORANGE CAMEROON
      • Table Orange Cameroon mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Orange Cameroon revenue – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Orange Cameroon annualised ARPU – 2012 – 2017
    • NEXTELL CAMEROON (VIETTEL)
      • Table Nextell Cameroon mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
    • CAMTEL MOBILE
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNO)
  • Chad
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Chad - Mobile base stations in service - 2000 – 2015
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Chad - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 – 2015
      • Table Chad - Mobile voice traffic by operator – 2011 – 2015
    • AIRTEL CHAD
      • Table Airtel Chad subscribers – 2005 - 2017
    • TIGO CHAD
      • Table Tigo Chad subscribers – 2008 – 2017
    • SALAM MOBILE
      • Table Chad - Salam Mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2017
    • TCHAD MOBILE (DEFUNCT)
      • Table Tchad Mobile (defunct) subscribers – 2001 – 2004
  • Cote d'Ivoire
    • MOBILE MARKET
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Cote d'Ivoire - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 – 2018
    • MOBILE OPERATORS OVERVIEW
      • MTN Côte d'Ivoire (formerly Loteny)
        • Table MTN Côte d'Ivoire subscribers – 2002 – 2018
        • Table MTN Côte d'Ivoire revenue – 2012 – 2018
        • Table MTN Côte d'Ivoire ARPU – 2005 – 2018
      • Orange CI
        • Table Orange Côte d'Ivoire subscribers – 2002 – 2018
        • Table Orange Côte d'Ivoire revenue – 2011 – 2018
      • Comium (KoZ)
        • Table Comium Côte d'Ivoire subscribers – 2007 – 2016
      • Moov (Etisalat)
        • Table Cote d'Ivoire - Moov subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Green Network (Oricel, Lap Green)
        • Table Cote d'Ivoire - Green mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2016
      • Warid Telecom
      • Globacom
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Major mobile operator launch dates in the DRC
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodacom Congo
        • Table Vodacom Congo subscribers – 2002 – 2018
        • Table Vodacom Congo active data subscribers – 2013 – 2018
        • Table Vodacom Congo ARPU – 2003 – 2018
        • Table Vodacom Congo ARPU (ZAR) – 2012 – 2018
        • Table Vodacom Congo mobile revenue – 2016 – 2018
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
        • Table DRC - Airtel mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
      • Tigo (Millicom, Oasis)
        • Table DRC - Historic - Tigo subscribers – 2010 – 2015
      • Orange DRC (CCT)
        • Table Orange DRC subscribers – 2012 – 2018
        • Table Orange DRC revenue – 2013 – 2018
      • Africell
        • Table DRC - Africell mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Djibouti
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
  • Egypt
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Egypt - Mobile market share of subscribers – 2014 – 2018
    • ORANGE EGYPT (MOBINIL, ECMS)
      • Table Orange Egypt subscribers – 2000 – 2018
      • Table Orange Egypt consolidated financial results (EGP) – 2002 – 2018
      • Table Orange Egypt financial results (€) – 2012 – 2018
      • Network development
      • ARPU and usage
        • Table Orange Egypt blended monthly ARPU (€) – 2012 – 2017
    • VODAFONE EGYPT
      • Table Vodafone Egypt financials (£) – 2013 – 2019
      • Table Vodafone Egypt financials (EGP) – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Vodafone Egypt mobile data traffic – 2013 – 2018
      • Table Vodafone Egypt subscribers – 2000 – 2018
      • Table Vodafone Egypt blended monthly ARPU – 2003 – 2018
    • ETISALAT MISR
      • Table Egypt - Etisalat Misr financial data – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Egypt - Etisalat Misr mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
    • TELECOM EGYPT
      • Table Telecom Egypt mobile subscribers – 2016 – 2018
  • Eritrea
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Eritrea - Telecom services revenue by platform – 2001 – 2015
      • Table Eritrea - Telecom services investment – 2001 – 2015
      • Privatisation of EriTel
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS - ERITEL
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Eritrea – 2004 – 2018
  • Ethiopia
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS – ETHIO TELECOM
      • Table Ethiopia - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 – 2009
      • Table Ethiopia - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2019
  • Gabon
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Gabon - Mobile market share by operator – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Gabon - Mobile market share by operator – 2011 – 2018
    • AIRTEL GABON (FORMERLY ZAIN, CELTEL)
      • Table Airtel Gabon subscribers – 2002 – 2018
    • LIBERTIS (GABON TELECOM)
      • Table Gabon - Libertis subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Gabon - Libertis mobile revenue – 2011 – 2014
      • Table Gabon - Libertis annualised mobile ARPU – 2013 – 2015
    • MOOV (TÉLÉCEL GABON)
      • Table Gabon - Historic - Moov subscribers – 2010 – 2015
      • Table Gabon - Historic - Moov mobile ARPU – 2014 – 2015
    • AZUR (USAN, BINTEL)
      • Table Gabon - Azur subscribers – 2010 – 2017
  • Gambia
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • GAMCEL
      • Table Gambia - Gamcel mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
    • AFRICELL
      • Table Gambia - Africell mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • COMIUM
      • Table Gambia - Comium mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
    • QCELL
      • Table Gambia - QCell mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Ghana
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Ghana - Mobile voice subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Ghana - Mobile voice subscriber market share by operator – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Ghana - Overview of mobile network launch dates
    • VODAFONE GHANA (GHANA TELECOM, ONETOUCH)
      • Table Vodafone Ghana subscribers – 2008 – 2018
    • MTN GHANA (FORMERLY SCANCOM, SPACEFON AREEBA)
      • Table MTN Ghana financial data – 2011 – 2018
      • Table MTN Ghana revenue by type – 2015 – 2018
      • Table MTN Ghana mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Table MTN Ghana ARPU – 2002 – 2018
    • TIGO GHANA (MILLICOM GHANA, MOBITEL)
      • Table Tigo Ghana mobile subscribers (regulator data) – 2013 – 2017
      • Table Tigo Ghana mobile subscribers (company data) – 2010 – 2017
      • Merger with Airtel Ghana
    • EXPRESSO
      • Table Espresso Ghana mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2017
    • AIRTEL GHANA (ZAIN/CELTEL, WESTEL)
      • Table Airtel Ghana (Airtel Tigo) mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • GLO MOBILE
      • Table Glo Mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
  • Guinea
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Guinea - Cumulative mobile market investment by operator – 2010 – 2017
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Guinea - Mobile market revenue by operator – 2012 – 2017
      • Table Guinea - Mobile market share of revenue by operator – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Guinea - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Guinea - Mobile coverage of main towns by operator – 2011 – 2018
    • MTN GUINEA (AREEBA)
      • Table MTN Guinea financial data – 2011 – 2018
      • Table MTN Guinea financial data 9GNF) – 2017 – 2018
      • Table MTN Guinea subscribers and ARPU – 2006 – 2018
    • SOTELGUI (LAGUI)
    • ORANGE GUINEA (FORMERLY SPACETEL GUINEE)
      • Table Orange Guinea subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Orange Guinea revenue – 2012 – 2018
    • INTERCEL GUINEA (FORMERLY TÉLÉCEL GUINEA)
      • Table Guinea - Intercel mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • CELLCOM GUINEE
      • Table Guinea - Cellcom mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Kenya
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Kenya - Mobile services revenue and investments – 2009- 2017
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Kenya - Mobile traffic share by operator – 2014 – 2018
      • Table Kenya - Market share of subscribers by operator – 2010 – 2018
    • SAFARICOM
      • Privatisation and IPO
        • Table Kenya - Safaricom revenue – 2011 – 2019
        • Table Kenya - Safaricom revenue by sector – 2010 – 2019
        • Table Kenya - Safaricom - proportion of service revenue by sector – 2014 – 2019
        • Table Kenya - Safaricom subscribers – 2010 – 2018
        • Table Kenya - Safaricom base stations by technology – 2013 – 2018
    • AIRTEL KENYA (FORMERLY ZAIN, CELTEL, KENCELL)
      • Table Airtel Kenya subscribers – 2010 – 2018
    • ESSAR TELECOM KENYA (YUMOBILE, FORMERLY ECONET)
      • Table Kenya - Historic - Essar Telecom subscribers – 2010 – 2014
    • TELKOM KENYA
      • Table Telkom Kenya revenue – 2010 – 2014
      • Table Telkom Kenya mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
      • Table Kenya - Finserve Africa mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2018
  • Lesotho
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • VODACOM LESOTHO
      • Table Vodacom Lesotho subscribers and churn rate – 2002 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Lesotho active data subscribers – 2014 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Lesotho ARPU – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Lesotho revenue – 2017 – 2018
    • ETL
      • Table Lesotho - ETL mobile subscribers – 2014 – 2016
  • Liberia
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MTN LIBERIA (LONESTAR)
      • Table Liberia - LoneStar/MTN Liberia subscribers, ARPU and market share – 2003 – 2018
      • Table Liberia - LoneStar/MTN Liberia revenue – 2013 – 2018
    • ORANGE LIBERIA (CELLCOM)
      • Table Liberia - Cellcom mobile subscribers – 2012 - 2018
    • NOVAFONE GSM (COMIUM)
      • Table Liberia - Novafone mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2016
    • LIBERCELL
    • JAMCELL
  • Libya
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • AL-MADAR
      • Table Libya - Al-Madar mobile subscribers – 2013 - 201
    • LIBYANA
      • Table Libyana mobile subscribers – 2013 - 2018
    • LIBYAPHONE
  • Madagascar
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Madagascar - Mobile network coverage by technology and operator – 2017
    • AIRTEL MADAGASCAR (FORMERLY MADACOM, ZAIN/CELTEL)
      • Table Zain Madagascar financial data before takeover – 2006 – 2009
      • Table Airtel Madagascar mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • ORANGE MADAGASCAR (FORMERLY SMM)
      • Table Orange Madagascar subscribers and ARPU – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Orange Madagascar revenue – 2012 – 2014
    • TELMA MOBILE (TELECOM MALAGASY)
      • Table Madagascar - Telma Mobile mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • MADAMOBIL
    • BLUELINE
  • Malawi
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • TNM
      • Table Malawi - TNM financial results – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Malawi - TNM ARPU ($) – 2003 – 2013
      • Table Malawi - TNM ARPU (MWK) – 2014 – 2016
      • Table Malawi - TNM mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2017
      • Table Malawi - TNM mobile bases stations in service – 2014 – 2016
    • AIRTEL MALAWI (FORMERLY ZAIN, CELTEL)
      • Table Airtel Malawi mobile subscribers – 2016 – 2017
    • G-MOBILE (GAIN)
    • CELCOM MALAWI
    • LACELL PRIVATE (SMART MOBILE)
  • Mali
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MALITEL
      • Table Malitel mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
      • Table Malitel mobile revenue – 2012 – 2014
    • ORANGE MALI (FORMERLY IKATEL)
      • Table Orange Mali mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Orange Mali revenue (€) – 2007 – 2018
      • Table Orange Mali revenue (XOF) – 2005 – 2014
      • Table Orange Mali ARPU (€) – 2014 – 2016
    • ALPHA TELECOM MALI
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
  • Mauritania
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MAURITEL MOBILES
      • Table Mauritel Mobiles mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • MATTEL
      • Table Mauritania - Mattel mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • CHINGUITEL
      • Table Mauritania - Chinguitel mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
  • Mauritius
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MY.T (ORANGE, MT, CELLPLUS)
      • Table Mauritius - my-t mobile revenue – 2015 – 2017
      • Table Mauritius - my-t mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2017
      • Table Mauritius - my-t mobile subscribers (Orange Group own share) – 2015 – 2017
    • EMTEL
      • Table Mauritius - Emtel mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2014
    • MAHANAGAR (MTML)
  • Morocco
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • ITISSALATT AL-MAGHRIB (IAM, MAROC TELECOM)
      • Table Morocco - Maroc Telecom mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 – 2018
      • Table Morocco - Maroc Telecom mobile subscribers by platform – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Morocco - Maroc Telecom ARPU, churn rate – 2003 – 2018
      • Table Morocco - Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue – 2005 – 2018
    • ORANGE MOROCCO (MÉDITEL)
      • Table Orange Morocco mobile subscribers and market share – 2002 – 2017
      • Table Orange Morocco mobile subscribers (company data) – 2016 – 2018
      • Table Orange Morocco revenue – 2015 – 2018
    • INWI (WANA)
      • Table Morocco - Inwi mobile subscribers and market share – 2011 – 2017
  • Mozambique
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Mozambique - Mobile market revenue – 2012 – 2016
    • MCEL
      • Table Mozambique - mCel mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2017
    • VODACOM MOZAMBIQUE
      • Table Historical - Vodacom Mozambique financial results (ZAR) – 2007 – 2010
      • Table Vodacom Mozambique financial data (MZM) – 2016 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Mozambique subscribers – 2008 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Mozambique data subscribers – 2013 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Mozambique ARPU – 2008 – 2018
    • MOVITEL
      • Table Mozambique - Movitel mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2017
  • Namibia
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MTC
      • Table Namibia - MTC mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2016
      • Table Namibia - MTC mobile financial data – 2005 – 2017
    • TELECOM NAMIBIA MOBILE (CELL ONE, LEO)
      • Table Telecom Namibia mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2017
    • PARATUS TELECOM
    • MVNOS
  • Niger
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Niger - Mobile BTS in service by operator – 2012 – 2017
      • Table Niger - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Niger - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 – 2018
    • AIRTEL NIGER (FORMERLY CELTEL/ZAIN)
      • Table Airtel Niger mobile subscribers – 2012 – 2018
    • ORANGE NIGER
      • Table Orange Niger revenue – 2015 – 2018
      • Table Orange Niger mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
    • MOOV NIGER
      • Table Moov Niger mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
    • NIGER TELECOM
      • Table Niger Telecom mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Nigeria
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MAJOR GSM MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Nigeria
        • Table Nigeria - MTN mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
        • Table MTN Nigeria financial data – 2010 – 2018
        • Table MTN Nigeria revenue by type – 2015 – 2018
        • Table MTN Nigeria ARPU – 2002 – 2018
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain/Celtel Nigeria)
        • Table Nigeria - Airtel mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
      • Globacom
        • Table Nigeria - Globacom mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
      • 9Mobile (Etisalat Nigeria, EMTS, Mubadala)
        • Table Nigeria - Etisalat mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
        • Table Nigeria - 9Mobile mobile revenue and capex – 2013 – 2017
      • M-Tel
    • MAJOR CDMA MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Table Nigeria - CDMA subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2017
      • Multi-Links Telkom
      • Reliance Telecommunications (Reltel, Zoom)
      • Starcomms (Capcom)
        • Table Nigeria - Historic - Starcomms mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2014
      • InterC Network (Intercellular Nigeria)
      • Visafone
        • Table Nigeria - Visafone mobile subscribers – 2009; 2013 – 2017
  • Rwanda
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Rwanda - Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers –2016 – 2019
      • Table Rwanda - Mobile call tariff – 2009 – 2017
      • Table Rwanda - Mobile sector revenue – 2015 – 2018
      • Table Rwanda - Mobile geographic coverage by operator –2018
      • Table Rwanda - Mobile population coverage by operator – 2018
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Rwanda - Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2009 – 2018
      • Table Rwanda - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2011- 2019
    • MTN RWANDA
      • Table MTN Rwanda ARPU – 2002 – 2018
      • Table MTN Rwanda financial data – 2011 – 2018
      • Table MTN Rwanda subscribers – 2012 – 2019
    • RWANDATEL (FORMERLY TERRACOM MOBILE)
    • TIGO RWANDA
      • Table Tigo Rwanda B2C subscribers – 2010 – 2017
      • Table Tigo Rwanda mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2018
    • AIRTEL RWANDA
      • Table Airtel Rwanda subscribers – 2010 – 2019
  • Senegal
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Senegal - Market share of subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2018
    • ORANGE SENEGAL (SONATEL MOBILES)
      • Table Orange Senegal mobile subscribers – 1999 – 2018
      • Table Orange Senegal mobile revenue (€) – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Orange Senegal prepaid mobile ARPU (XOF) – 2011 – 2018
      • Table Orange Senegal blended mobile ARPU (€) – 2012 – 2016
      • Table Orange Senegal prepaid ARPU (XOF) – 2016 – 2018
    • TIGO SENEGAL (SENTEL GSM)
      • Table Senegal - Tigo mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
    • EXPRESSO (SUDATEL)
      • Table Senegal - Expresso mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
    • HAYO TELECOM
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
  • Sierra Leone
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Mobile licensing
        • Table Sierra Leone - GSM licence awards and operations in Sierra Leone
    • ORANGE SIERRA LEONE (FORMERLY ZAIN, CELTEL)
      • Table Sierra Leone - Historic - Celtel/Zain SL subscribers and market share – 2003 – 2009
      • Table Orange Sierra Leone mobile subscribers – 2016 – 2018
    • COMIUM
    • AFRICELL (LINTEL)
    • SIERRATEL
    • CELLCOM
    • AMBITEL/GREENN
    • SMART MOBILE
    • QCELL
  • South Africa
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • VODACOM SOUTH AFRICA
      • Table Vodacom South Africa mobile revenue – 2010 – 2019
      • Table Vodacom South Africa subscribers and market share – 2002 - 2018
      • Table Vodacom South Africa mobile data subscribers – 2013 – 2018
    • MTN SOUTH AFRICA
      • Table MTN South Africa subscribers and market share – 2002 – 2018
      • Table MTN South Africa financial data – 2012 – 2018
      • Table MTN South Africa mobile ARPU – 2013 – 2018
    • CELL C
      • Table South Africa - Cell C mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2018
      • Table South Africa - Cell C mobile service revenue – 2013 – 2018
      • Table South Africa - Cell C mobile data revenue – 2017 – 2018
      • Table South Africa - Cell C financial data – 2016 – 2017
    • TELKOM MOBILE
      • Table South Africa - Telkom mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2018
      • Table South Africa - Telkom prepaid and contract mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2018
      • Table South Africa - Telkom mobile financial data – 2014 - 2019
      • Table South Africa - Telkom mobile ARPU – 2014 – 2019
      • Table South Africa - Telkom mobile data traffic – 2017 – 2019
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK ENABLERS (MVNES)
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
  • South Sudan
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • VIVACELL
      • Table VivaCell South Sudan subscribers – 2013 – 2017
    • GEMTEL
    • ZAIN SOUTH SUDAN
      • Table Zain South Sudan subscribers and ARPU – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Zain South Sudan financial data – 2012 – 2016
    • MTN SOUTH SUDAN
      • Table MTN South Sudan revenue (ZAR) – 2015 – 2018
      • Table MTN South Sudan subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Table MTN South Sudan ARPU – 2014 – 2018
    • SUDANI (SUDATEL)
  • Sudan
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Sudan - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2017
    • ZAIN SUDAN
      • Table Zain Sudan subscribers and ARPU – 2003 – 2018
      • Table Zain Sudan financial data ($) – 2013 – 2017
      • Table Zain Sudan financial data (SDG) – 2015 – 2018
    • MTN SUDAN (BASHAIR TELECOM, INVESTCOM/AREEBA)
      • Table MTN Sudan subscribers and ARPU – 2006 – 2018
      • Table MTN Sudan financial data – 2013 – 2018
    • SUDANI (SUDATEL)
      • Table Sudani mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
  • Swaziland
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • SWAZI MTN
      • Table Swazi MTN subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Table Swazi MTN revenue – 2015 – 2018
      • Table Swazi MTN ARPU – 2001 – 2018
    • SPTC
    • SWAZI MOBILE
      • Table Swazi Mobile subscribers – 2017 – 2018
  • Tanzania
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Tanzania - Mobile voice subscriber market share by operator – 2011 – 2018
    • TTC MOBILE
      • Table Tanzania - TTC mobile subscribers – 2006 – 2018
    • VODACOM TANZANIA
      • Table Vodacom Tanzania subscribers – 2000 – 2018
      • Table Vodacom Tanzania data subscribers – 2013 – 2016
      • Table Vodacom Tanzania ARPU ($) – 2003 – 2014
      • Table Vodacom Tanzania ARPU (TZS) – 2011 – 2016
    • BHARTI AIRTEL (FORMERLY ZAIN, CELTEL)
      • Table Tanzania - Airtel subscribers – 2002 – 2018
    • MILLICOM TANZANIA (MOBITEL, TIGO)
      • Table Millicom Tanzania mobile subscribers – 2000 – 2018
    • ZANZIBAR TELECOMMUNICATION (ZANTEL)
      • Table Tanzania - Zantel mobile subscribers – 2000 – 2018
    • HALOTEL (VIETTEL TANZANIA0
      • Table Tanzania - Halotel mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2018
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
  • Tunisia
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Tunisia - Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2019
    • TUNICELL (TUNISIE TELECOM)
      • Table Tunisie Telecom mobile subscribers – 2010 - 2019
    • OOREDOO (TUNISIANA)
      • Shareholder structure and major equity transactions
      • Network infrastructure
        • Table Ooredoo Tunisia blended monthly ARPU (QR) – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Ooredoo Tunisia revenue and EBITDA – 2010 - 2018
        • Table Ooredoo Tunisia mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2018
    • ORANGE TUNISIE
      • Table Orange Tunisie mobile subscribers – 2010 - 2019
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
      • Table Lycamobile Tunisie mobile subscribers – 2015 - 2019
  • Uganda
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MTN UGANDA
      • Table MTN Uganda subscribers – 2000 – 2018
      • Table MTN Uganda financial data – 2013 – 2018
      • Table MTN Uganda ARPU – 2002 – 2018
      • Infrastructure
    • AIRTEL UGANDA (FORMERLY ZAIN, CELTEL)
      • Table Airtel Uganda subscribers – 2002 – 2017
      • Infrastructure
      • Warid Telecom
    • UGANDA TELECOM (UTL)
      • Table Uganda - Telecel mobile subscribers – 2013 – 2017
    • AFRICELL (ORANGE UGANDA)
      • Table Africell Uganda mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2017
    • SMILE COMMUNICATIONS
      • Table Smile Uganda mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2017
    • SMART TELECOM, SURE TELECOM
    • VODAFONE UGANDA
      • Table Vodafone Uganda mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2017
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)
      • K2 Telecom
  • Zambia
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Zambia - Annualised mobile ARPU – 2012 – 2017
    • AIRTEL ZAMBIA (FORMERLY ZAIN/CELTEL, ZAMCELL)
      • Network development
        • Table Airtel Zambia subscribers – 2014 – 2017
    • MTN ZAMBIA (FORMERLY TELECEL)
      • Table MTN Zambia financial data– 2012 – 2018
      • Table MTN Zambia subscribers – 2012 – 2018
      • Table MTN Zambia mobile ARPU – 2013 – 2018
    • ZAMTEL MOBILE (FORMERLY CELL Z)
      • Table Zamtel mobile revenue – 2012 – 2013
      • Table Zamtel mobile subscribers – 2015 – 2017
    • VODAFONE ZAMBIA
    • UZI ZAMBIA
  • Zimbabwe
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Zimbabwe - Market share of 2G base stations by operator – 2015 – 2018
      • Table Zimbabwe - Market share of 3G base stations by operator – 2015 – 2018
      • Table Zimbabwe - Market share of 4G base stations by operator – 2015 – 2018
    • OPERATOR STATISTICS
      • Table Zimbabwe - Active mobile subscriptions by operator– 2014 – 2017
      • Table Zimbabwe - Operator market share of active mobile subscriptions – 2013 – 2018
    • ECONET WIRELESS ZIMBABWE (EWZ)
      • Table Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless financial data – 2010 – 2019
      • Table Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless data revenue – 2010 – 2019
      • Table Zimbabwe - Econet Wireless active mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
    • NETONE
      • Table Zimbabwe - NetOne active mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
    • TELECEL ZIMBABWE
      • Table Zimbabwe - Telecel active mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
      • Company sale
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNOS)

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