New Fixed Networks market report from Business Monitor International: "North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2015"
[ClickPress, Fri Oct 23 2015] Markets in North Africa are quickl y evolving from being voice-centric towards becoming data-centric, with mobile broadband being the core driver in all markets. 3G services have been launched with success in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and the licensing and roll-out of 4G services is also on track. Success is dependent on the overall macroeconomic situation, with higher purchasing power helping with the development of the telecoms market, while the security situation is always at t he forefront in the region. All markets have a mix of public and private operators, though liberalisation is not present in all sectors, and the competition has always driven greater uptake in the region.
The ADSL market grew above 1mn in Morocco, with total 3G subscriptions growing above 10mn
Currency depreciations had a negative impact for international operators present in Algeria and Tunisia, as USD-denominated ARPU declined
The Moroccan and Tunisian mobile markets reported declines in Q115, driven by lower multiple-SIM ownership and the convergence of on-net and off-net pricing amongst many commercial plans
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Morocco is North Africa's over-performer in terms of our regional risk/reward index, the only country to score above MENA's regional average of 47.7. Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria are in the middle of the pack, ranked 8th, 11th and 12th respectively, with Libya in 14th spot. Both Morocco and Tunisia performed better this quarter, thanks to an increase in their country risks score, highlighting greater perspective in terms of private consumption, but Algeria underperformed for opposite reasons, as its reliance on oil turns us more bearish.
The North Africa Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia'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 North 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 Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
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