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African Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile communications and mobile data markets in 38 African countries. Subjects covered include:

  • Mobile statistics, trends, analysis for each country;
  • Government policies and regulatory issues;
  • Prepaid vs. postpaid;
  • Fixed-mobile convergence;
  • Mobile satellite services;
  • Major mobile operators;
  • Brief company history and overview;
  • Major shareholders;
  • Financial results where available;
  • Technology used - GSM, CDMA, 3G;
  • Network infrastructure and coverage;
  • Major contracts awarded;
  • Services offered;
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU) where available.
The countries covered in this report include:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. Market penetration is expected to pass the 50% mark in 2010, with subscriber growth slowing to around 20% p.a. However, several individual markets are still growing at more than 100% p.a. and stand at only single-digit penetration rates. The continent’s most advanced markets have passed the 100% penetration mark.

Although the greatest demand is in the major cities, cellular solutions are also being employed to increase accessibility in rural and other disadvantaged areas. In addition to mobile networks, WLL systems have been introduced in a large number of countries for the provision of fixed-wireless services. Additional choices are available through satellite-based mobile services such as Globalstar, ICO, Iridium and Thuraya.

The introduction of prepaid services and a steady decline in tariffs has meant that about half of Africa’s close to one billion people can now afford a mobile phone. However, as lower and lower income groups are being targeted, the declining Average Revenue per User (ARPU) is putting pressure on the network operators profit margins. Literal price wars have broken out in some markets where a large number of operators have been licensed. Despite this, international investors are still very keen to enter the market through new mobile licences or shares in existing mobile operations in Africa.

With their superior national coverage and large subscriber bases, Africa’s mobile network operators have built up a level of market power to the extent that they have been called the new incumbents. Newly introduced converged licensing regimes have increased the competitive pressure in a number of key markets but also allow the mobile operators to branch out into new service segments.

A variety of companies have established themselves as regional major players in Africa’s mobile sector. South Africa’s MTN and Kuwait-based Zain (formerly Celtel) operate in a total of 16 African countries each, in addition to several in the Middle East. France Telecom, through its Orange mobile division has also established a presence in 16 African countries.

MTN’s archrival in its South African home market, Vodacom’s expansion across the continent has been limited to a total of only five countries due to restrictions from the partnership agreement with its majority shareholder, Vodafone which itself operates in three countries.

Millicom from Luxembourg was also among the early investors, operating under the Tigo brand in six countries.

Orascom from Egypt divested most of its sub-Saharan operations between 2002 and 2005, mostly in markets with low penetration and high growth potential, to concentrate on the more developed North African and Middle Eastern markets. However, in 2008 it established a new subsidiary Telecel Globe to re-enter sub-Saharan Africa, including some of the same markets it had abandoned five years earlier.

Other regional players with major funding from the Middle East include the UAE’s Etisalat under the Moov brand, Warid Telecom, and the Lebanon-based Comium Group. African companies that have expanded beyond their home markets include Zimbabwe’s Econet, Maroc Telecom (with backing from Vivendi of France), Libya’s LapGreen and Sudan’s Sudatel under the Expresso brand.

Further consolidation is expected as smaller players are finding it increasingly difficult to compete. But even the bigger pan-African operators have recently become takeover targets for even bigger global players.

Market highlights:Subscriber statistics and estimates for 2010 for each country;Mobile market penetration in Africa is expected to pass 50% during 2010;At least eight African countries will have broken the 100% mobile penetration barrier by the end of the year;While some African mobile markets are still growing at more than 100% p.a.; overall growth across the continent is expected to slow to 17%;Mobile ARPU has bottomed in some markets but is still falling rapidly in others;Some mobile operators are rolling out national fibre optic backbone networks and are entering new service sectors under converged licensing regimes;Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are expected to intensify in an increasingly crowded market.African mobile subscriber growth and penetration - 1998 - 2010 Year Subscribers (million) Annual growth Penetration As percentage of total telephone subscribers

1998 3.38 133% 0.5% 17%
1999 7.66 126% 1.0% 29%
2000 11.3 48% 1.5% 36%
2001 23.8 111% 2.9% 53%
2002 35.3 48% 4.6% 62%
2003 52.1 48% 6.1% 65%
2004 81.0 53% 9.2% 76%
2005 134 65% 15% 82%
2006 196 46% 21% 88%
2007 279 42% 30% 91%
2008 379 35% 38% 92%
2009 (e) 463 22% 46% 93%
2010 (e) 540 17% 54% 93%
(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU, Global Mobile and industry data)

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

1. Algeria
1.1 Overview of the mobile market in Algeria
1.1.1 Mobile statistics
1.2 Market analysis 2009
1.3 Regulatory issues
1.3.1 Registration of subscriber details
1.4 Major mobile operators
1.4.1 Algerie Telecom (Mobilis)
1.4.2 Orascom Telecom Algerie (Djezzy)
1.4.3 Wataniya Telecom (Nedjma)
1.5 Mobile handsets
1.6 Tariffs
1.7 ARPU
2. Angola
2.1 Country overview
2.2 Telecommunications market analysis 2009
2.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Angola
2.4 Overview of the mobile market in Angola
2.4.1 Mobile statistics
2.5 Major mobile operators
2.5.1 Movicel (Angola Telecom)
2.5.2 Unitel
2.6 Satellite mobile
3. Benin
3.1 Market analysis 2009 and outlook to 2014
3.2 The big ‘clean-up’ 2007
3.3 Overview of the mobile market in Benin
3.3.1 Mobile statistics
3.4 Major mobile operators
3.4.1 MTN (Spacetel-Benin, Areeba)
3.4.2 Moov (Telecel Benin)
3.4.3 Libercom (Benin Telecoms)
3.4.4 BBCom (Bell Benin)
3.4.5 Glo Mobile Benin (Globacom)
3.5 Government confrontation with MTN and Moov
3.6 Mobile voice services
3.6.1 Satellite mobile
4. Botswana
4.1 Telecom sector liberalisation in Botswana
4.1.1 Regulatory reform 2006
4.1.2 Service-neutral licences since 2007
4.2 Overview of the mobile market in Botswana
4.2.1 Mobile statistics
4.3 Regulatory issues
4.3.1 Interconnection
4.3.2 Backbone infrastructure
4.3.3 Airtime tax
4.3.4 Registration of subscriber details
4.4 Major mobile operators
4.4.1 Mascom Wireless
4.4.2 Orange Botswana (formerly Vista Cellular)
4.4.3 BeMobile (BTC)
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6. Burkina Faso
6.1 Overview of the mobile market in Burkina Faso
6.1.1 Mobile statistics
6.2 Major mobile operators
6.2.1 Zain (formerly Celtel)
6.2.2 Telmob (Onatel)
6.2.3 Moov (Telecel, Etisalat)
7. Cameroon
7.1 Overview of the mobile market in Cameroon
7.1.1 Mobile statistics
7.2 Major mobile operators
7.2.1 MTN Cameroon
7.2.2 Orange CM
7.2.3 Cameroon Mobile Telecommunications (CMT)
7.3 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
7.4 Satellite mobile
8. Chad
8.1 Market analysis 2009
8.2 Overview of the mobile market in Chad
8.2.1 Mobile statistics
8.3 Major mobile operators
8.3.1 Zain Chad (formerly Celtel)
8.3.2 Millicom Chad (Tigo)
8.3.3 Tchad Mobile (defunct)
8.4 Satellite mobile
9. Cote d’Ivoire
9.1 Market analysis 2010
9.2 Overview of the mobile market in Cote d’Ivoire
9.2.1 Mobile statistics
9.3 Major mobile operators
9.3.1 MTN Côte d’Ivoire (formerly Loteny)
9.3.2 Orange CI
9.3.3 KoZ (Comium Mobile)
9.3.4 Moov (Etisalat)
9.3.5 Oricel (LapGreen)
9.3.6 Warid Telecom
9.3.7 CORA de Comstar and Aircomm CI (Historic)
9.4 Satellite mobile
10. Democratic Republic of Congo
10.1 Overview of the mobile market in Democratic Republic of Congo
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 Regulatory issues
10.2.1 GSM licence conditions, fees and taxes
10.3 Major mobile operators
10.3.1 Vodacom Congo
10.3.2 Zain DRC (formerly Celtel)
10.3.3 Tigo (Millicom)
10.3.4 CCT
11. Egypt
11.1 Overview of the mobile market in Egypt
11.1.1 Telecom Egypt’s mobile deal
11.1.2 Third mobile licence
11.1.3 Mobile statistics
11.2 Regulatory issues
11.2.1 Tariff structure
11.2.2 International gateways
11.2.3 Mobile Number Portability
11.2.4 Registration of user details
11.2.5 GPS ban
11.3 Major mobile operators
11.3.1 Mobinil (ECMS)
11.3.2 Vodafone Egypt
11.3.3 Etisalat Misr
11.4 Prepaid mobile services
11.5 Satellite mobile
12. Ethiopia
12.1 Overview of the mobile market in Ethiopia
12.1.1 Mobile statistics
12.2 Mobile operator
12.2.1 Ethio-Mobile
12.3 Satellite mobile
13. Gabon
13.1 Overview of the mobile market in Gabon
13.1.1 Mobile statistics
13.2 Major mobile operators
13.2.1 Zain Gabon (formerly Celtel)
13.2.2 Libertis (Gabon Telecom)
13.2.3 Moov (Telecel Gabon)
13.3 Fourth mobile licence
14. Gambia
14.1 Overview of the mobile market in Gambia
14.1.1 Mobile statistics
14.2 Major mobile operators
14.2.1 Gamcel
14.2.2 Africell
14.2.3 Comium
14.2.4 QCell
14.2.5 Additional licences
14.3 Satellite mobile
15. Ghana
15.1 Overview of the mobile market in Ghana
15.1.1 Mobile statistics
15.2 Regulatory issues
15.2.1 Licensing
15.2.2 Tariffs
15.2.3 Interconnect
15.2.4 Taxation
15.2.5 Mobile Number Portability
15.2.6 Infrastructure sharing
15.3 Major mobile operators
15.3.1 Vodafone (Ghana Telecom, OneTouch)
15.3.2 MTN Ghana (formerly ScanCom, Spacefon Areeba)
15.3.3 Millicom Ghana (Mobitel, Tigo)
15.3.4 Kasapa
15.3.5 Zain (Celtel, Westel)
15.3.6 Globacom
15.4 Prepaid mobile services
15.5 Satellite mobile
16. Guinea
16.1 Overview of the mobile market in Guinea
16.1.1 Mobile statistics
16.2 Major mobile operators
16.2.1 MTN Guinea (Areeba)
16.2.2 Sotelgui (Lagui)
16.2.3 Orange Guinea (formerly Spacetel Guinee)
16.2.4 Intercel Guinea (formerly Télécel Guinea)
16.2.5 Cellcom Guinee
16.3 Satellite mobile
17. Kenya
17.1 Overview of the mobile market in Kenya
17.1.1 Mobile statistics
17.2 Regulatory issues
17.2.1 Interconnection
17.2.2 International gateways
17.2.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
17.2.4 Quality of Service (QoS) control
17.2.5 Registration of subscriber details
17.3 Major mobile operators
17.3.1 Safaricom Ltd
17.3.2 Zain Kenya (formerly Celtel, KenCell)
17.3.3 Essar Telecom Kenya (Yu, formerly Econet)
17.3.4 Orange Kenya (Telkom Kenya)
17.4 Prepaid cards
17.5 Special regional tariffs
17.6 International roaming
17.6.1 Free international roaming
17.7 VoIP
17.8 Flashback
17.9 GSM community phones
17.10 Price war since 2008
17.11 Satellite mobile
18. Lesotho
18.1 Overview of the mobile market in Lesotho
18.1.1 Mobile statistics
18.2 Major mobile operators
18.2.1 Vodacom Lesotho
18.2.2 Econet Ezi-Cel
18.3 Satellite mobile
19. Liberia
19.1 Overview of the mobile market in Liberia
19.1.1 Mobile statistics
19.2 Regulatory issues
19.2.1 Licence reform
19.2.2 The Comium-Liberia Act
19.2.3 GSM spectrum reallocation
19.2.4 Interconnection
19.3 Major mobile operators
19.3.1 MTN Liberia (LoneStar)
19.3.2 Cellcom
19.3.3 Comium
19.3.4 LiberCell
19.4 Additional licences
20. Libya
20.1 Market analysis 2009
20.2 Overview of the mobile market in Libya
20.2.1 Mobile statistics
20.3 Major mobile operators
20.3.1 Al-Madar (El-Madar)
20.3.2 Libyana
20.4 Satellite mobile
21. Madagascar
21.1 Overview of the mobile market in Madagascar
21.1.1 Mobile statistics
21.2 Major mobile operators
21.2.1 Zain (formerly Madacom, Celtel)
21.2.2 Orange Madagascar (formerly SMM)
21.2.3 Telma Mobile
21.2.4 Madamobil
21.3 Mobile handsets
21.4 Satellite mobile
22. Malawi
22.1 Overview of the mobile market in Malawi
22.1.1 Mobile statistics
22.2 Major mobile operators
22.2.1 TNM
22.2.2 Zain Malawi (formerly Celtel)
22.3 Third and fourth mobile licence
22.3.1 G-Mobile (GAIN)
23. Mali
23.1 Overview of the mobile market in Mali
23.1.1 Mobile statistics
23.2 Major mobile operators
23.2.1 Malitel
23.2.2 Orange Mali (formerly Ikatel)
24. Mauritius
24.1 Overview of the mobile market in Mauritius
24.1.1 Mobile statistics
24.2 Major mobile operators
24.2.1 Orange (MT, Cellplus)
24.2.2 Emtel
24.2.3 Mahanagar (MTML)
25. Morocco
25.1 Overview of the mobile market in Morocco
25.1.1 Mobile statistics
25.2 Major mobile operators
25.2.1 Maroc Telecom (IAM)
25.2.2 Medi Telecom (Meditel)
25.2.3 Wana
25.3 Third GSM licence
25.4 TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)
25.5 Satellite mobile
26. Mozambique
26.1 Overview of the mobile market in Mozambique
26.1.1 Mobile statistics
26.2 Major mobile operators
26.2.1 mCel
26.2.2 Vodacom Mozambique
26.3 Third mobile licence
26.4 ARPU
27. Namibia
27.1 Overview of the mobile market in Namibia
27.1.1 The long road to Namibia’s second mobile licence
27.1.2 Mobile statistics
27.2 Major mobile operators
27.2.1 MTC
27.2.2 Cell One (Leo)
27.3 Satellite mobile
28. Nigeria
28.1 Overview of the mobile market in Nigeria
28.1.1 Mobile statistics
28.2 Regulatory issues
28.2.1 GSM licence terms
28.2.2 Interconnect
28.2.3 International gateways
28.2.4 Mobile tariffs
28.2.5 Per-second billing (PSB)
28.2.6 Unified licensing regime brings new competition
28.2.7 Universal service
28.2.8 Mobile number portability
28.2.9 Central equipment identity register
28.2.10 Poor quality of service
28.2.11 Registration of subscriber details
28.2.12 Foreign ownership
28.3 Major mobile operators
28.3.1 MTN Nigeria
28.3.2 Zain/Celtel Nigeria (formerly V-Mobile and Econet Wireless)
28.3.3 M-Tel
28.3.4 Globacom
28.4 Unified service licensees
28.4.1 Multi-Links Telkom
28.4.2 Reliance Telecommunications Ltd (Reltel, Zoom)
28.4.3 Starcomms Ltd
28.4.4 Intercellular Nigeria Ltd
28.4.5 Visafone
28.4.6 EMTS (Mubadala, Etisalat)
28.4.7 Jigawa State regional GSM network
28.5 Satellite mobile
29. Rwanda
29.1 Overview of the mobile market in Rwanda
29.1.1 Mobile statistics
29.2 Major mobile operators
29.2.1 MTN Rwanda
29.2.2 Rwandatel (formerly Terracom Mobile)
29.2.3 Millicom Rwanda (Tigo)
29.3 Mobile handsets
30. Senegal
30.1 Overview of the mobile market in Senegal
30.1.1 Mobile statistics
30.2 Regulatory issues
30.2.1 Mobile number portability (MNP)
30.2.2 Registration of customer details
30.2.3 Per-second billing (PSB)
30.2.4 MVNO licences
30.2.5 Sentel licence dispute
30.3 Major mobile operators
30.3.1 Orange (Sonatel Mobiles)
30.3.2 Tigo (Sentel GSM)
30.3.3 Expresso (Sudatel)
31. Sierra Leone
31.1 Overview of the mobile market in Sierra Leone
31.1.1 Mobile licensing
31.1.2 Mobile statistics
31.2 Major mobile operators
31.2.1 Zain (formerly Celtel)
31.2.2 Comium
31.2.3 Africell (Lintel)
31.2.4 Tigo (now part of Africell)
31.2.5 Datatel
31.2.6 Sierratel
31.2.7 Cellcom
31.3 Satellite mobile
32. South Africa
32.1 Overview of the mobile market in South Africa
32.1.1 Mobile statistics
32.1.2 Market liberalisation and licence obligations
32.1.3 Community service telephones (CST)
32.1.4 Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
32.2 Regulatory issues
32.2.1 Prices
32.2.2 Interconnection
32.2.3 Handset subsidies
32.2.4 International gateways
32.2.5 Fees and obligations for 1800MHz spectrum
32.2.6 Registration of personal details
32.2.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
32.2.8 Quality of service (QoS)
32.3 Mobile technologies
32.3.1 Low-cost handsets
32.4 Major mobile operators
32.4.1 Vodacom South Africa
32.4.2 MTN South Africa
32.4.3 Cell C
32.4.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
33. Sudan
33.1 Overview of the mobile market in Sudan
33.1.1 Mobile statistics
33.2 Major mobile operators
33.2.1 Zain (Mobitel, Celtel)
33.2.2 MTN Sudan (Bashair Telecom, Investcom/Areeba)
33.2.3 Sudani (Sudatel)
33.3 Satellite mobile
33.4 Southern Sudan
33.4.1 Overview
33.4.2 Network of the World (NOW), Vivacell
33.4.3 Gemtel (G Telecom)
34. Swaziland
34.1 Overview of the mobile market in Swaziland
34.1.1 Mobile statistics
34.2 Major mobile operator
34.2.1 Swazi MTN
35. Tanzania
35.1 Overview of the mobile market in Tanzania
35.1.1 Mobile statistics
35.2 Major mobile operators
35.2.1 Millicom Tanzania (Mobitel, Tigo)
35.2.2 Vodacom Tanzania
35.2.3 Zain Tanzania (formerly Celtel)
35.2.4 Zantel
35.3 Tariffs
35.3.1 Special regional tariffs
35.3.2 Free international roaming
36. Tunisia
36.1 Overview of the mobile market in Tunisia
36.1.1 Mobile statistics
36.2 Major mobile operators
36.2.1 Tunicell (Tunisie Telecom)
36.2.2 Tunisiana (Orascom Telecom Tunisia)
36.3 Satellite mobile
36.4 GSM-R
37. Uganda
37.1 Overview of the mobile market in Uganda
37.1.1 Mobile statistics
37.2 Major mobile operators
37.2.1 MTN Uganda
37.2.2 Zain Uganda (Celtel)
37.2.3 Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL)
37.2.4 Warid Telecom
37.2.5 Orange Uganda (HiTS Telecom)
37.2.6 i-Tel
37.3 Regulatory issues
37.3.1 Licensing
37.3.2 Taxes
37.3.3 Tariffs and price war
38. Zambia
38.1 Overview of the mobile market in Zambia
38.1.1 Mobile statistics
38.2 Major mobile operators
38.2.1 Zain Zambia (formerly Celtel, Zamcell)
38.2.2 MTN Zambia (formerly Telecel)
38.2.3 Cell Z (Zamtel)
38.3 Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
38.4 Local handset manufacturing
38.5 Satellite mobile
39. Zimbabwe
39.1 Overview of the mobile market in Zimbabwe
39.1.1 Mobile statistics
39.2 Major mobile operators
39.2.1 Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (EWZ)
39.2.2 NetOne
39.2.3 Telecel Zimbabwe
39.3 Satellite mobile
40. Glossary of Abbreviations
List of Tables
Table 1 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Algeria - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
Table 2 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Algeria - March 2009
Table 3 - Djezzy blended ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 4 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Angola - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
Table 5 - Mobile subscribers by operators and annual change in Angola - March 2009
Table 6 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Benin - 1995 - 2010
Table 7 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Benin - March 2009
Table 8 - MTN Benin ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 9 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Botswana - 1998 - 2010
Table 10 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Botswana - March 2009
Table 11 - Mascom monthly ARPU - 2005 - 2009
Table 12 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso - 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
Table 13 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Burkina Faso - September 2009
Table 14 - Zain Burkina Faso ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 15 - Telmob ARPU - 2007 - 2009
Table 16 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cameroon - 1995 - 1996; 1998 - 2010
Table 17 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cameroon - June 2009
Table 18 - MTN Cameroon ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 11 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Chad - 2000 - 2010
Table 19 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Chad - September 2009
Table 20 - Zain Chad subscribers - 2005 - 2009
Table 21 - Zain Chad ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 22 - Tigo Chad quarterly ARPU, local currency versus US$ - 2009
Table 12 - Tchad Mobile (defunct) subscribers - 2001 - 2004
Table 23 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Cote d’Ivoire - 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
Table 24 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Cote d’Ivoire - March 2009
Table 25 - Côte d’Ivoire mobile revenues and CAPEX - 1997 - 2008
Table 26 - MTN Côte d’Ivoire ARPU - 2005 - 2009
Table 27 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in DRC - 1996; 1998 - 2010
Table 28 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in DRC - March 2009
Table 29 - Vodacom Congo subscribers - 2002 - 2009
Table 30 - Vodacom Congo ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 31 - Zain DRC ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 32 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration in Egypt - 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
Table 33 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Egypt - March 2009
Table 34 - Mobinil active subscribers - 1998; 2000 - 2009
Table 35 - Mobinil key performance indicators - 2002 - 2009
Table 36 - Mobinil blended monthly ARPU and AUPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 37 - Vodafone Egypt subscribers - 1998; 2000 - 2009
Table 38 - Vodafone Egypt blended monthly ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 39 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ethiopia - 1999 - 2010
Table 40 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gabon - 1999 - 2010
Table 41 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Gabon - June 2009
Table 42 - Zain Gabon ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 43 - Libertis ARPU - 2007 - 2009
Table 44 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
Table 45 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Gambia - March 2009
Table 46 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Ghana - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2010
Table 47 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Ghana - March 2009
Table 48 - MTN Ghana ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 49 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Guinea - 1999 - 2010
Table 50 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Guinea - March 2009
Table 51 - MTN Guinea ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 52 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Kenya - 1996 - 2010
Table 53 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Kenya - March 2009
Table 54 - Safaricom ARPU - 2007 - 2009
Table 55 - Zain Kenya ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 56 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Lesotho - 1997 - 2010
Table 57 - Mobile subscribers by operatorand annual change in Lesotho - March 2009
Table 58 - Vodacom Lesotho ARPU and churn rate - 2002 - 2009
Table 59 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Liberia - 2001 - 2010
Table 60 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Liberia - March 2009
Table 61 - LoneStar/MTN Liberia subscribers and market share - 2003 - 2009
Table 62 - MTN Liberia (LoneStar) ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 63 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Libya - 1998 - 2010
Table 64 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Libya - March 2009
Table 65 - Mobile subscribers, penetration rate, traffic and revenue in Madagascar - 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2009
Table 66 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Madagascar - March 2009
Table 67 - Zain Madagascar subscribers and monthly ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 68 - Zain Madagascar financial data - 2006 - 2009
Table 69 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Malawi - 1995 - 2010
Table 70 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Malawi - June 2009
Table 71 - Zain Malawi subscribers, market share and ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 72 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Mali - 2000 - 2010
Table 73 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Mali - March 2009
Table 74 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mauritius - 1995 - 2010
Table 75 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Mauritius - March 2009
Table 76 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Morocco - 1994; 1996; 1998 - 2010
Table 77 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Morocco - March 2009
Table 78 - Maroc Telecom domestic mobile subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2009
Table 79 - Maroc Telecom domestic blended monthly mobile ARPU and churn rate - 2003 - 2009
Table 80 - Maroc Telecom domestic mobile revenue and EBIT - 2005 - 2008
Table 81 - Meditel mobile subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2009
Table 82 - Mobile penetration in Mozambique and neighbouring countries - March 2009
Table 83 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mozambique - 1997 - 2010
Table 84 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Mozambique - March 2009
Table 85 - mCel financial overview - 2006 - 2008
Table 86 - Vodacom Mozambique financial overview - 2007 - 2009
Table 87 - Vodacom Mozambique monthly ARPU - 2004 - 2009
Table 88 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Namibia - 1995 - 2010
Table 89 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Namibia - March 2009
Table 90 - MTC ARPU - 2004 - 2009
Table 91 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Nigeria - 1998 - 2010
Table 92 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Nigeria - September 2009
Table 93 - MTN Nigeria ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 94 - Celtel Nigeria ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 95 - Starcomms total and mobility/mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2009
Table 96 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Rwanda - 1999 - 2010
Table 97 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Rwanda - March 2009
Table 98 - MTN Rwanda ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 99 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Senegal - 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2010
Table 100 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Senegal - September 2009
Table 101 - Sonatel Mobiles subscribers - 1999 - 2009
Table 102 - Orange mobile ARPU, prepaid versus postpaid - 2004 - 2008
Table 103 - GSM licences issued in Sierra Leone - 1998 - 2009
Table 104 - Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration rate in Sierra Leone - 2000 - 2010
Table 105 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Sierra Leone - March 2009
Table 106 - Zain SL subscribers and market share - 2003 - 2009
Table 107 - Celtel/Zain SL ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 108 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in South Africa - 1994 - 2010
Table 109 - Mobile subscribers by operator and market share in South Africa - March 2009
Table 110 - Vodacom South Africa subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2009
Table 111 - Vodacom South Africa key statistics - September 2009
Table 112 - MTN South Africa subscribers and market share - 2002 - 2009
Table 113 - MTN South Africa key statistics - September 2009
Table 114 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Sudan - 1996 - 2010
Table 115 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Sudan - March 2009
Table 116 - Zain Sudan ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 117 - MTN Sudan ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 118 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Swaziland - 1998 - 2010
Table 119 - Swazi MTN messaging prices - 2009
Table 120 - Swazi MTN ARPU - 2001 - 2009
Table 121 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tanzania - 1995 - 2010
Table 122 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Tanzania - June 2009 (TCRA)
Table 123 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Tanzania - March 2009 (GM)
Table 124 - Vodacom Tanzania ARPU - 2003 - 2009
Table 125 - Zain Tanzania ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 126 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia - 1995 - 2010
Table 127 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Tunisia - June 2009
Table 128 - Tunisiana subscribers and blended monthly ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 129 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Uganda - 1996 - 2010
Table 130 - Mobile subscribers by operator and annual change in Uganda - March 2009
Table 131 - MTN Uganda subscribers - 2000 - 2009
Table 132 - MTN Uganda ARPU - 2002 - 2009
Table 133 - Zain Uganda ARPU - 2006 - 2009
Table 134 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Zambia - 1995 - 2010
Table 135 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Zambia - September 2009
Table 136 - Mobile ARPU in Zambia - Zain/Celtel, MTN - 2005 - 2009
Table 137 - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Zimbabwe - 1997; 1999 - 2010
Table 138 - Mobile operators, subscribers and annual change in Zimbabwe - March 2009
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - An analysis of Egypt’s third mobile licence valuation
Exhibit 2 - Vodafone Egypt’s public listing and delisting
Exhibit 3 - Vodacom Lesotho financial results 2008/2009
Exhibit 4 - Ownership battle - from EWN to Vee Networks to V-Mobile to Celtel
Exhibit 5 - Spotlight on Vodacom GSM community payphones
Exhibit 6 - Swazi MTN licence conditions

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