Market Report, "Southern Africa Telecommunications Report Q2 2015", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Apr 08 2015

BMI's Q115 Southern Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments in the telecoms markets in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Mauritius and Namibia. It also contains analysis of the latest market data relating to the end of September 2014 a nd an update of our five-year forecasts to 2018 for the mobile, fixed-line and internet sectors.

Key Data

* The five countries in our coverage recorded an average growth of 2.2% in Q314. Mozambique recorded the fastest growth at 4.4%, while Botswana and Namibia each grew by just 0.1%.
* The average mobile penetration rate of the five countries in our coverage was 104.5% at the end of September 2014. Botswana had the highest penetration rate at 157.3%, while Mozambique had the lowest at 54%.
* 3G as a proportion of total mobile penetration reached double figures in five countries by the end of 2013.
* Although internet penetration is rising rapidly due to the increasing use of mobile phones to access the web, broadband penetration still remains below 5% in most cases, held back by the high cost PCs and laptops.

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Key Developments

State-owned infrastructure firm Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNeT) plans to roll out Fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) to replace existing copper cables and wireless internet connections. The BWP150mn (USD16.28mn) project will allow BoFiNet to deliver fast and cheaper internet connections. The project was launched December 2014 and will cover several areas of the capital Gaborone, second capital Francistown and resort towns Kasane, Kazungula and Maun.

Angola-based telecoms operator Net One will introduce a new LTE-based 4G wireless broadband service in early 2015. The new service is expected to double the operator's internet access speeds, which currently reach 15Mbps through WiMAX/satellite connectivity. Net One is deploying the LTE network in collaboration with Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei. The operator launched LTE trials in...

The Southern Africa Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Mauritius'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 Southern Africa 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 Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Mauritius.

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