The Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.
Guinea in West Africa has vast mineral resources and is yet one of the poorest countries in the world. With five competing mobile networks, its telecommunications sector has shown triple digit growth rates for three years in a row following the entry of two world-class international operators, MTN and Orange. The other competitors are Intercel, Cellcom and Lagui, the mobile unit of the national fixed-line operator, Sotelgui.
Following the exit of Telekom Malaysia in 2008, Sotelgui is being prepared for renewed privatisation, creating an attractive opportunity for a strategic investor. Despite the rapid growth, mobile market penetration is still well below the African average, and the country’s fixed-line and Internet markets are virtually untapped.
Broadband services are still very limited and expensive. The planned arrival of at least two international fibre optic submarine cables in 2010 and 2011 will bring abundant and competitive international bandwidth to Guinea for the first time which will have nothing short of a revolutionary effect on telecommunications in the country.
2010 estimates for mobile, fixed-line and Internet market Profiles of major players in all market sectors Second privatisation of Sotelgui expected International fibre optic submarine cables to arrive in 2010 and 2011 Broadband pricing trends 2009.MTN Guinea ARPU - 2006 - 2009 YearARPU (US$/month) 200617 200715 200810 2009 (Sep)8 (Source: BuddeComm based on company data) This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Guinea’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:
Key statistics Market and industry overviews Regulatory environment and structural reform Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband) Infrastructure development Mobile voice and data markets Average Revenue per User (ARPU) Internet and broadband development and pricing Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecommunications sector in Guinea, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:
One of the fastest growing mobile markets in the region Government policies affecting the telecoms industry Market liberalisation and regulatory issues The impact of the global economic crisis Telecoms operators - privatisation, acquisitions, new licences Internet and broadband development and growth Broadband and mobile data services and pricing trends Mobile Average Revenue per User (ARPU).