Kenya Telecommunications Report Q2 2016: New research report available at Fast Market Research

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Published: Thu Apr 07 2016

We slightly upgraded our Q216 forecasts, due to faster growth in 2015 with 1.7mn new subscribers being added in Q315. Further growth in the market will be supported by a low penetration rate current sitting at 88.1%. Mobile Financial Services, in particular, will be a key driver for both subscription and revenue growth. We however remain watchful of recent consolidation in the market, strong competition in the wireline sector, and Helios' acquisition of a 70% stake in Telecom Kenya. Furthermore, we still believe that the completed digital migration will free up new spectrum, easing the response to growth in the data market.

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The Kenyan mobile market grew by 4.9% quarter-on-quarter (q o q) in Q315 and 15.5% year-on-year. We forecast mobile subscribers to grow to 84.43mn.

Mobile Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) appreciation continued, with Safaricom registering a 1.2% y-o-y increase in blended ARPU in Q315. We forecast monthly blended ARPU to grow to KES386.3mn in 2016.

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The disconnection of Telekom Kenya's CDMA network led to a substantial fall in fixed-line subscriptions. We nevertheless forecast a low 0.4% 2016 growth in fixed-line telephone subscriptions.

The internet market was the fastest growing segment of the Kenyan mobile network registering a 40.8% y-o-y growth in March 15. The trend was continued in Q2 and 3 in 2015. In 2016, we forecast 3G and 4G to account for 24.8% of the mobile market.

The Kenya Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Kenya'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 Kenya 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 Kenya.

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Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Kenya to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Kenyan telecoms market.
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