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Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators - Africa

Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators - Africa

Mobile services capitalising on low fixed-line connectivity

Accurate figures for mobile penetration in Africa are complicated by the popular use of multiple SIM cards in some markets. This has led to penetration rates of 150% or higher in a few countries, though given the diversity of the region penetration rates vary considerably, with Eritrea and South Sudan sporting very low rates. In general terms, higher penetration can be seen in several southern countries, including Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, as also in the north from Morocco to Egypt and in a number of West African states including Gambia, Ghana and Gabon. A large band of sub-Saharan and central African countries, often characterised by thinly populated areas or socio-political unrest, have relatively low penetration. Average penetration for the continent reached about 75% by mid-2014.

To some degree the sharp variable in penetration rates are evening out as countries at the lower end of the spectrum, such as Ethiopia, are typically recording far faster growth rates than those at the upper end.

Growth in the use of mobile voice services is largely stimulated by network coverage and quality of service. The latter is increasingly recognised as important by regulators who are prepared to fine operators for poor QoS, or temporarily suspend their ability to attract new subscribers until remedies are made. Another stimulus is poor fixed-line infrastructure which had rendered mobile connectivity as the only viable telecom service in many areas. This applies both to voice as well as internet services, though the latter are still largely geared to the 2G environment.

As a result of fixed-line limitations, mobile services still represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in service. The popularity of cheaper prepaid services, which in some markets account for up to 98% of all mobile subscribers, as well as a steady fall in tariffs has meant that an increasing proportion of the population can both access and afford a mobile phone.

Some market consolidation continues to occur in the region, with a small number of players, notably Bharti Airtel, MTN, Orange and Tigo, now having a significant multinational presence. In early 2014 Etisalat sold to Maroc Telecom its Moov-branded mobile subsidiaries in Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Niger and Togo. The deal enabled Maroc Telecom to consolidate control of the West Africa operations and make use of its experience in this region. Newly introduced converged licensing regimes have also increased competitive pressure among operators, and have enabled them to branch into new service segments.

Mobile broadband and data services are covered in a separate report: Africa - Mobile Broadband Market.

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


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • MOBILE VOICE MARKET AFRICA
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • AFRICA VOICE-OVER LTE (VOLTE) DEVELOPMENTS
    • MOBILE STATISTICAL OVERVIEW AFRICA
      • Table Mobile subscribers in selected African countries - 2009 - 2014
      • Table Mobile penetration in selected African countries - 2009 - 2014
  • ALGERIA
    • OVERVIEW OF ALGERIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • 3G services
      • GSM-R
      • Satellite mobile
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Registration of subscriber details
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Proportion of prepaid and contract subscribers - 2009 - 2013
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
        • Table Mobilis subscribers - 2009 - 2013
      • Orascom Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
        • Table Djezzy subscribers - 2002 - 2014
        • Table Djezzy financial data - 2008 - 2014
        • Table Djezzy blended ARPU - 2012 - 2014
      • Wataniya Telecom (Nedjma, Ooredoo)
        • Table Ooredoo financial data (QAR) - 2009 - 2013
        • Table Ooredoo financial data (KWD) - 2012 - 2014
        • Table Ooredoo blended ARPU - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Ooredoo subscribers - 2005 - 2014
    • TARIFFS
    • ARPU
    • FORECASTS- MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2013; 2016
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2013; 2016
  • ANGOLA
    • OVERVIEW OF ANGOLA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Angola - 1999 - 2014
      • Table Mobile subscribers in Angola by operator - June 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Movicel (Angola Telecom)
      • Unitel
    • FORECASTS MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers in Angola - 2015; 2018
  • BENIN
    • OVERVIEW OF BENIN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Satellite mobile
      • Regulatory
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN (Spacetel-Benin, Areeba)
        • Table MTN Benin subscribers and ARPU - 2003 - 2013
        • Table MTN Benin revenue - 2011 - 2013
      • Moov (Etisalat Moov)
        • Table Moov subscribers - 2011 - 2013
      • Libercom (Benin Telecoms)
        • Table Libercom subscribers - 2011 - 2013
      • BBCom (Bell Benin)
        • Table BBCom subscribers - 2011 - 2013
      • Glo Mobile Benin (Globacom)
        • Table Glo Mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2013
    • GOVERNMENT CONFRONTATION WITH MTN AND MOOV
  • BOTSWANA
    • OVERVIEW OF BOTSWANA'S MOBILE MARKET
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Backbone infrastructure
      • Airtime tax
      • SIM card registration
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Table Mascom Botswana ARPU - 2005 - 2013
      • Table Mascom Botswana subscribers - 2011 - 2013
      • Orange Botswana (formerly Vista Cellular)
        • Table Orange Botswana subscribers - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Orange Botswana mobile revenue - 2008 - 2014
      • BeMobile (BTC)
        • Table Be Mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2013
  • BURKINA FASO
    • OVERVIEW OF BURKINA FASO'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile satellite services
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile operator market share of subscribers - 2011 - 2012
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
        • Table Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2013
      • Telmob (Onatel)
        • Table Onatel mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Onatel mobile services revenue - 2011 - 2014
        • Table Onatel annualised subscribers and ARPU - 2011 - 2014
      • Moov (Telecel, Etisalat)
        • Table Telecel mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2013
  • BURUNDI
    • OVERVIEW OF BURUNDI'S MOBILE MARKET
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1999 - 2014
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - Feb 2013
  • CAMEROON
    • OVERVIEW OF CAMEROON'S MOBILE MARKET
      • 3G
      • Third mobile licence (Viettel)
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change - December 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Cameroon
        • Table MTN Cameroon ARPU - 2003 - 2013
        • Table MTN Cameroon ARPU - 2011 - 2013
        • Table MTN Cameroon subscribers - 2012 - 2013
      • Orange CM
        • Table Orange CM mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2014
        • Table Orange CM revenue - 2012 - 2014
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2015; 2018
  • CHAD
    • OVERVIEW OF CHAD'S MOBILE MARKET
      • 3G and Long-term Evolution (LTE/4G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad - 2000 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Airtel Chad (formerly Zain)
        • Table Zain Chad subscribers - 2005 - 2010
        • Table Zain Chad ARPU - 2002 - 2009
      • Millicom Chad (Tigo)
        • Table Tigo Chad subscribers - 2008 - 2014
        • Table Tigo Chad monthly ARPU - 2012 - 2014
      • Salam Mobile
      • Tchad Mobile (defunct)
        • Table Tchad Mobile (defunct) subscribers - 2001 - 2004
  • COTE D'IVOIRE
    • OVERVIEW OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile market revenue and investment - 2008 - 2013
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cote d'Ivoire - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Côte d'Ivoire (formerly Loteny)
        • Table MTN Cote d'Ivoire subscribers - 2002 - 2014
        • Table MTN Cote d'Ivoire revenue - 2012 - 2013
        • Table MTN Cote d'Ivoire ARPU - 2005 - 2014
      • Orange CI
        • Table Orange Cote d'Ivoire subscribers - 2002 - 2014
        • Table Orange Cote d'Ivoire revenue - 2011 - 2014
      • Comium (KoZ)
        • Table Comium Cote d'Ivoire subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Moov (Etisalat)
      • Green Network (Oricel, LapGreen)
      • Warid Telecom
      • Globacom
      • CORA de Comstar and Aircomm CI (Historic)
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2014; 2017
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers in Cote d'Ivoire - 2014; 2017
  • DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
    • OVERVIEW OF DRC'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Mobile satellite services
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licence conditions, fees and taxes
      • Quality of service (QoS)
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in the DRC - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Major mobile operators in the DRC by subscribers and launch date - March 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodacom Congo
        • Table Vodacom Congo subscribers - 2002 - 2014
        • Table Vodacom Congo ARPU - 2003 - 2014
        • Table Vodacom Congo ARPU (ZAR) - 2012 - 2013
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
      • Tigo (Millicom, Oasis)
        • Table Tigo subscribers - 2010 - 2014
      • France Telecom (Orange, CCT)
      • Africell
  • DJIBOUTI
    • OVERVIEW OF DJIBOUTI'S MOBILE MARKET
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2014
  • EGYPT
    • OVERVIEW OF EGYPT'S MOBILE MARKET
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Third mobile licence
      • Fourth mobile licence
      • MVNO licences
      • International gateways
      • Mobile termination rates (MTR)
        • Table Mobile termination rates (MTR) in Egypt - 2013
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • SIM card registration
      • GPS ban
      • Foreign ownership
      • Infrastructure sharing
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid services
      • Satellite mobile
      • Mobile VoIP
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Egypt - 2000 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Mobinil (ECMS)
        • Table Mobinil subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Mobinil financial results - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Mobinil blended monthly ARPU - 2002 - 2013
      • Vodafone Egypt
        • Table Vodafone Egypt subscribers - 2000 - 2014
        • Table Vodafone Egypt blended monthly ARPU - 2003 - 2014
      • Etisalat Misr
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast - mobile subscribers in Egypt - 2015; 2018
  • ERITREA
    • OVERVIEW OF ERITREA'S MOBILE MARKET
    • PRIVATISATION OF ERITEL
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Eritrea - 2004 - 2014
  • ETHIOPIA
    • OVERVIEW OF ETHIOPIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
    • MOBILE OPERATOR
      • Ethio-Mobile
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2014; 2017
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2014; 2017
  • GABON
    • OVERVIEW OF GABON'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile services revenue - 2010 - 2013
      • 3G
      • Mobile satellite services
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
        • Table Zain Gabon subscribers and ARPU - 2002 - 2013
      • Libertis (Gabon Telecom)
        • Table Libertis subscribers - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Libertis mobile revenue - 2011 - 2013
      • Moov (Télécel Gabon)
        • Table Moov subscribers - 2010 - 2013
      • Azur (USAN, Bintel)
        • Table Azur subscribers - 2010 - 2013
  • GAMBIA
    • OVERVIEW OF GAMBIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Additional licences
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Gamcel
      • Africell
      • Comium
      • QCell
  • GHANA
    • OVERVIEW OF GHANA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite Mobile
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
      • Tariffs
      • Interconnect
      • Taxation
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Cumulative mobile number portings - 2011 - 2013
      • Infrastructure sharing
      • Registration of subscriber details
      • Billing
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Overview of mobile network launch dates
      • Table Mobile voice subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2014
      • Table Mobile voice subscriber market share by operator - 2011 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodafone (Ghana Telecom, OneTouch)
        • Table Vodafone Ghana subscribers - 2008 - 2014
      • MTN Ghana (formerly ScanCom, Spacefon Areeba)
        • Table MTN Ghana financial data - 2011 - 2013
      • Tigo (Millicom Ghana, Mobitel)
      • Expresso (Kasapa Telecom)
      • Bharti Airtel (Zain/Celtel, Westel)
      • Glo Mobile
      • Average revenue per user (ARPU)
        • Table MTN Ghana ARPU - 2002 - 2012
    • FORECAST - MOBILE MARKET 2014; 2017
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2014; 2017
  • GUINEA
    • OVERVIEW OF GUINEA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile market revenue - 2009; 2012 - 2013
      • Table Mobile market revenue by operator - 2012 - 2013
      • Table Market share of revenue by operator - 2012 - 2013
      • 3G services
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Guinea (Areeba)
        • Table MTN Guinea financial data - 2011 - 2013
        • Table MTN Guinea subscribers and ARPU - 2006 - 2013
      • Sotelgui (Lagui)
      • Orange Guinea (formerly Spacetel Guinee)
        • Table Orange Guinea subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Intercel Guinea (formerly Télécel Guinea)
      • Cellcom Guinee
  • KENYA
    • OVERVIEW OF KENYA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • 3G
      • Satellite mobile
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Interconnection
      • International gateways
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Quality of Service (QoS) control
      • SIM card registration
      • Taxes
      • Tariff regulation
      • MVNO licences
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid cards
      • Special regional tariffs
      • International roaming
      • VoIP
      • Flashback
      • GSM community phones
      • Price war
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya- 1999 - 2014
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Kenya - December 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Safaricom Ltd
        • Table Safaricom ARPU - 2007 - 2013
      • Bharti Airtel Kenya (formerly Zain, Celtel, KenCell)
        • Table Zain Kenya ARPU - 2006 - 2009
      • Essar Telecom Kenya (Yu, formerly Econet)
      • Orange Kenya (Telkom Kenya)
    • FORECASTS MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2015; 2018
  • LESOTHO
    • OVERVIEW OF LESOTHO'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G) mobile
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lesotho - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodacom Lesotho
        • Table Vodacom Lesotho subscribers and churn rate - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Vodacom Lesotho ARPU - 2011 - 2013
      • ETL
  • LIBERIA
    • OVERVIEW OF LIBERIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licence reform
      • The Comium-Liberia Act
      • GSM spectrum reallocation
      • Interconnection
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Liberia - 2001 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Liberia (LoneStar)
        • Table LoneStar/MTN Liberia subscribers, ARPU and market share - 2003 - 2013
      • Cellcom
      • Novafone (Comium)
      • LiberCell
      • Additional licences
  • LIBYA
    • OVERVIEW OF LIBYA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • 3G/HSDPA
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Libya - 1999 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Al-Madar
        • Table Al-Madar (Libya) call tariffs - 2013
      • Libyana
        • Table Libyana call tariffs - 2013
    • LIBYAPHONE
    • MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS
  • MADAGASCAR
    • OVERVIEW OF MADAGASCAR'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2000 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Madacom, Zain/Celtel)
        • Table Zain Madagascar financial data before takeover - 2006 - 2009
      • Orange Madagascar (formerly SMM)
        • Table Orange Madagascar subscribers and ARPU - 2007 - 2013
      • Telma Mobile
      • Madamobil
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast - mobile subscribers - 2015; 2018
  • MALAWI
    • OVERVIEW OF MALAWI'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
    • REGULATORY - LICENCES
      • Third and fourth mobile licence
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malawi - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • TNM
        • Table TNM financial results - 2009 - 2013
        • Table TNM ARPU - 2003 - 2012
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
      • G-Mobile (GAIN)
      • Celcom Malawi
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2014; 2017
      • Table Forecast - mobile subscribers in Malawi - 2014; 2017
  • MALI
    • OVERVIEW OF MALI'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third mobile licence
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mali - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Malitel
        • Table Malitel mobile subscribers and ARPU - 2008 - 2012
      • Orange Mali (formerly Ikatel)
        • Table Orange Mali mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Orange Mali revenue - 2007 - 2013
  • MAURITIUS
    • OVERVIEW OF THE MAURITIAN MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mobile voice traffic - 2006 - 2015
      • Table Mobile subscribers: prepaid and contract - 2009 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Orange (MT, Cellplus)
        • Table Orange mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2013
      • Emtel
        • Table Emtel mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2013
      • Mahanagar (MTML)
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2013; 2016
      • Table Forecast - mobile subscribers in Mauritius - 2013; 2016
  • MOROCCO
    • OVERVIEW OF MOROCCO'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Prepaid and contract subscribers - 2012 - 2014
      • Third-generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • REGULATORY
      • Interconnection
      • Number portability (NP)
      • SIM card registration
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mobile network voice traffic - 2006 - 2015
      • Table Average mobile ARPM - 2012 - 2014
      • Table Average mobile traffic per subscriber - 2012 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Maroc Telecom
        • Table Maroc Telecom domestic mobile subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Maroc Telecom domestic blended monthly mobile ARPU and churn rate - 2003 - 2014
        • Table Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue - 2005 - 2014
      • Medi Telecom (Meditel)
        • Table Meditel mobile subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2014
      • Inwi (Wana)
        • Table Wana mobile subscribers and market share - 2011 - 2014
  • MOZAMBIQUE
    • OVERVIEW OF MOZAMBIQUE'S MOBILE MARKET
    • REGULATORY
      • Third mobile licence
      • Spectrum auction
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • mCel
      • Vodacom Mozambique
        • Table Vodacom Mozambique subscribers - 2008 - 2013
        • Table Vodacom Mozambique ARPU - 2008 - 2013
      • Movitel
    • ARPU,MINUTES OF USE (MOU)
      • Table Vodacom Mozambique ARPU - 2008 - 2013
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2014; 2017
      • Table Forecast - mobile subscribers - 2014; 2017
  • NAMIBIA
    • OVERVIEW OF NAMIBIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile Termination Rate - 2010 - 2013
      • The long road to Namibia's second mobile licence
    • SATELLITE MOBILE
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTC
        • Table MTC mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2013
        • Table MTC mobile financial data - 2005 - 2013
        • Table MTC mobile revenue share by sector - 2012 - 2013
        • Table MTC ARPU - 2004 - 2010
      • TN Mobile (Cell One, Leo)
  • NIGERIA
    • OVERVIEW OF NIGERIA'S MOBILE MARKET
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • GSM licence terms
      • Interconnection
      • Mobile tariffs
      • International gateways
      • Unified licensing regime
      • Universal service
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Central equipment identity register
      • Quality of Service
      • SIM card registration
      • Equal access for mobile content providers
      • Consumer protection against billing irregularities
    • 3G
      • Licensing
      • Globacom
        • Table Glo Mobile Nigeria 3G HSDPA pricing - 2013
      • Airtel
        • Table Airtel Nigeria 3G HSPA+ pricing - 2013
      • MTN
        • Table MTN Nigeria 3G HSDPA pricing - 2013
      • Etisalat Nigeria
      • CDMA-2000 1x EV-DO
    • SATELLITE MOBILE
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Nigeria - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2014
      • Table Mobile subscribers (GSM) by operator, technology - Mar 2014
    • MAJOR GSMMOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Nigeria
        • Table MTN mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2014
        • Table MTN Nigeria ARPU - 2002 - 2013
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain/Celtel Nigeria)
        • Table Airtel mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2014
        • Table Zain Nigeria ARPU - 2006 - 2009
      • Globacom
        • Table Globacom mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2014
      • Etisalat Nigeria (EMTS, Mubadala)
        • Table Etisalat mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2014
      • M-Tel (defunct)
    • CDMA OPERATORS
      • Table CDMA subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2014
      • Multi-Links Telkom
      • Reliance Telecommunications Ltd (Reltel, Zoom)
      • Starcomms Ltd (Capcom)
        • Table Starcomms Nigeria total and mobility/mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Intercellular Nigeria
      • Visafone
        • Table Visafone mobile subscribers - 2013 - 2014
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers in Nigeria - 2015; 2018
  • RWANDA
    • OVERVIEW OF RWANDA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2011- 2014
      • Table Mobile geographic coverage by operator - Mar 2014
      • Third generation (3G)
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1999 - 2004
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mobile subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Rwanda
        • Table MTN Rwanda ARPU - 2002 - 2013
        • Table MTN Rwanda financial data - 2011 - 2013
        • Table MTN Rwanda subscribers - 2012 - 2013
      • Rwandatel (formerly Terracom Mobile)
      • Millicom Rwanda (Tigo)
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2013, 2016
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2013; 2016
  • SENEGAL
    • OVERVIEW OF SENEGAL'S MOBILE MARKET
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • SIM card registration
      • Per-second billing (PSB)
      • MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operators)
      • Millicom licence dispute
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Senegal - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2013
      • Prepaid market
        • Table Prepaid and contract subscribers - 2012 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Orange (Sonatel Mobiles)
        • Table Sonatel/Orange mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2013
        • Table Sonatel/Orange mobile revenue - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Sonatel/Orange mobile prepaid ARPU - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Orange Senegal mobile ARPU, prepaid versus postpaid - 2004 - 2013
      • Tigo (Sentel GSM)
        • Table Tigo mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2013
      • Expresso (Sudatel)
        • Table Expresso mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2013
  • SIERRA LEONE
    • OVERVIEW OF SIERRA LEONE'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile licensing
        • Table GSM licences and operations in Sierra Leone
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Mobile Sateliite
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
        • Table Celtel/Zain SL subscribers and market share - 2003 - 2009
        • Table Celtel/Zain SL ARPU - 2002 - 2009
      • Comium
      • Africell (Lintel)
      • Tigo (now part of Africell)
      • Sierratel
      • Datatel
      • Cellcom
      • Ambitel GreenN
      • Smart Mobile
  • SOUTH AFRICA
    • OVERVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Market liberalisation and licence obligations
      • Community service telephones (CST)
      • Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Prices
      • Interconnection
      • Handset subsidies
      • International gateways
      • Fees and obligations for 1800MHz spectrum
      • SIM card registration
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Quality of service (QoS)
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa - 1999 - 2014
      • Table Mobile subscribers in South Africa by operator - June 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodacom South Africa
        • Table Vodacom South Africa mobile revenue - 2010 - 2014
        • Table Vodacom South Africa subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2014
        • Table Vodacom South Africa key statistics - March 2014
      • MTN South Africa
        • Table MTN South Africa subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2013
        • Table MTN South Africa key statistics - year ended December 2013
      • Cell C
      • Telkom Mobile (8ta)
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNO)
    • 3G AND 3.5G(HSPA) MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vodacom
        • Table Vodacom South Africa broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2012
      • MTN
      • Cell C
      • Telkom SA
        • Table Telkom SA mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2013
    • FORECAST - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2015, 2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers in South Africa - 2015; 2018
  • SOUTH SUDAN
    • OVERVIEW OF SOUTH SUDAN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Cell towers in South Sudan by operator and state - 2010
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Sudan - 2010 - 2014
      • Table South Sudan mobile market share by operator - September 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Vivacell
      • Gemtel
      • Zain South Sudan
        • Table Zain South Sudan subscribers and ARPU - 2012 - 2013
        • Table Zain South Sudan financial KPI - 2012 - 2013
        • Table Zain South Sudan network quality and broadband KPI - 2012
      • MTN South Sudan
        • Table MTN South Sudan revenue - 2012 - 2013
      • Sudani (Sudatel)
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2015-2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers in South Sudan - 2015; 2018
  • SUDAN
    • OVERVIEW OF SUDAN'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Satellite mobile
    • REGULATORY
      • SIM card registration
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2011- 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Zain Sudan
        • Table Zain Sudan subscribers and ARPU - 2003 - 2013
      • MTN Sudan (Bashair Telecom, Investcom/Areeba)
        • Table MTN Sudan subscribers and ARPU - 2006 - 2013
      • Sudani (Sudatel)
        • Table Sudani mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2013
  • SWAZILAND
    • OVERVIEW OF SWAZILAND'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Third generation (3G)
        • Table Swazi MTN 3G mobile broadband pricing - 2014
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland - 2005 - 2014
    • MOBILE OPERATOR
      • Swazi MTN
        • Table Swazi MTN licence conditions
        • Table Swazi MTN messaging prices - 2009; 2010; 2012; 2014
        • Table Swazi MTN ARPU - 2001 - 2013
  • TANZANIA
    • OVERVIEW OF TANZANIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Tower infrastructure
      • Third Generation (3G)
      • Mobile satellite services
    • TARIFFS
      • Special regional tariffs
        • Table Average mobile tariffs - 2005 - 2013
      • Free international roaming
      • Price war 2010
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mobile voice subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2013
      • Table Mobile voice subscriber market share by operator - 2011 - 2013
      • Table Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 2012 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • TTCL
        • Table TTCL mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2013
      • Vodacom Tanzania
        • Table Vodacom Tanzania subscribers - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Vodacom Tanzania active subscribers - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Vodacom Tanzania ARPU - 2003 - 2013
        • Table Vodacom Tanzania ARPU (TZS) - 2011 - 2013
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
        • Table Airtel subscribers - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Zain Tanzania ARPU - 2002 - 2009
      • Millicom Tanzania (Mobitel, Tigo)
        • Table Millicom Tanzania mobile subscribers - 2000 - 2014
      • Zantel
        • Table Zantel mobile subscribers - 2000 - 2013
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2014, 2017
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2014; 2017
  • TUNISIA
    • OVERVIEW OF TUNISIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Annual rental rates per mobile connection - 2013
      • Third Generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
      • GSM-R
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Tunicell (Tunisie Telecom)
        • Table Tunisie Telecom mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2014
      • Ooredoo (Tunisiana)
        • Table Ooredoo revenue, Ebitda and net profit - 2012 - 2014
        • Table Ooredoo subscribers and blended monthly ARPU - 2002 - 2014
      • Orange Tunisie
        • Table Orange Tunisie subscribers - 2010 - 2014
  • UGANDA
    • OVERVIEW OF UGANDA'S MOBILE MARKET
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Licensing
      • Taxes
      • Tariffs
      • Infrastructure sharing
      • SIM card registration
      • Quality of service (QoS)
      • Free international roaming
    • SATELLITE MOBILE
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Mobile operator market share of subscribers - 2012 - 2013
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • MTN Uganda
        • Table MTN Uganda subscribers - 2000 - 2014
        • Table MTN Uganda ARPU - 2002 - 2013
      • Bharti Airtel Uganda (formerly Zain, Celtel)
        • Table Zain Uganda subscribers - 2002 - 2013
        • Table Zain Uganda ARPU - 2006 - 2009
      • Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL)
      • Africell (Orange Uganda)
        • Table Orange Uganda mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2014
      • i-Tel
      • Smile Communications
      • Smart Telecom, Sure Telecom
    • MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATORS (MVNO)
      • K2 Telecom
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET 2015; 2018
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers in Uganda - 2015; 2018
  • ZAMBIA
    • OVERVIEW OF ZAMBIA'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Third generation (3G)
      • Satellite mobile
    • REGULATORY
      • Spectrum auction 2015
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2015
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain/Celtel, Zamcell)
      • MTN Zambia (formerly Telecel)
        • Table MTN Zambia financial data- 2012 - 2013
        • Table MTN Zambia subscribers - 2012 - 2013
      • Zamtel Mobile (formerly Cell Z)
    • AVERAGE REVENUE PER USER (ARPU)
      • Table Mobile ARPU in Zambia - Zain and MTN - 2005 - 2013
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE MARKET - 2014; 2017
      • Table Forecast - mobile subscribers - 2014; 2017
  • ZIMBABWE
    • OVERVIEW OF ZIMBABWE'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Satellite mobile
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Mobile subscriptions and penetration rate in Zimbabwe - 2004 - 2014
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ)
      • NetOne
      • Telecel Zimbabwe
    • FOURTH MOBILE LICENCE
    • THIRD GENERATION (3G) MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Econet
      • Telecel
      • NetOne

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