Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "Kenya Telecommunications Report Q3 2016", is now available at Fast Market Research
[ClickPress, Fri Jun 24 2016] We maintain a positive and optimistic outlook regarding the Kenyan mobile market and have made a slight revision to our forecast . Additionally, growth in market dynamics will be supported by low penetration rates, currently hovering around 81.0%. Mobile f inancial s ervices , in particular, will be a key driver for both subscription and revenue growth. H owever, w e remain watchful of recent consolidation in the market, strong competition in the wireline sector, and Helios' s acquisition of a 70% stake in Telecom Keny a. Furthermore, we are still of the opinion that the completed digital migration will free up new spectrum, easing the response to growth in the data marke t.
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The Kenyan mobile market grew by 12.1% y-o-y in 2015.
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 KES399.0mn in 2016.
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The regulator is considering a fresh round of mobile termination rate cuts, anticipated to take force next year when the present rates expire. It is likely that this will result in increased competition and could result in a price war.
The disconnection of Telekom Kenya's CDMA network led to a substantial fall in fixed-line subscriptions. We nevertheless forecast another 3.5% contraction in fixed-line telephone subscriptions in 2016.
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.
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