Tanzania Telecommunications Report Q1 2015 - New Report Available

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Dec 15 2014

Growth in Tanzania's mobile market has rebounded impressively in 2014 following a contraction in 2013, prompted by the discounting inactive SIMs and slow expansion of networks to rural areas. We believe renewed growth has been triggered by increased investment in network expansion, as demonstrated by Zantel's launch of 3G services on mainland Tanzania and the deployment of the government's Universal Access Fund, as well as intensifying price competition between the country's six mobile operators. We expect positive growth to continue throughout our forecast period to 2018, as Viettel's planned entry into the market in 2015 will ensure expansion to underserved areas as it seeks to build up a subscriber base.

Key Data

* The mobile sector grew 2.6% in Q214, compared to growth of 2.0% in the previous quarter and a 3.2% contraction in Q213.
* In Q314 market level mobile ARPU continued to recover from a sharp drop in Q113 in local currency terms, but at TZS5,273 it still lags behind Q313 levels.
* MFS users have continued to rise, and Vodacom reported that active M-PESA users accounted for more than 54% of its total subscriber base.
* The fixed-line market recorded significant net losses in Q214, which was the sixth consecutive quarter of contraction.

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Risk/Reward Rating

Tanzania ranked 19 th with a score of 39.4 on the BMI telecoms Risk/Reward Index (RRI) for Sub-Saharan Africa in Q115. Both its score and its rank remained unchanged during this quarter's update. Tanzania's score is boosted by its comparatively high Industry Risks score, indicating the government's fairly small interest in the telecoms market and a proactive regulatory environment. However, this could be negatively affected if the government succeeds in reclaiming full ownership of incumbent telecoms operator Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL). Tanzania's weakest score is in the industry rewards category, reflecting a sharp slowdown in mobile...

The Tanzania Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Tanzania's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Tanzania Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Tanzania.

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