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Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

  • ID: 1196642
  • June 2014
  • Region: Sierra Leone
  • 31 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

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This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Sierra Leone's telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:
Key statistics;
Market and industry overviews;
Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
Market liberalisation and regulatory environment;
Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);
Telecoms operators privatisation, acquisitions, new licences;
Consolidation in the mobile sector;
Infrastructure development;
Mobile voice and data markets;
Average Revenue per User;
Internet and broadband development and growth;
Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

Following more than a decade of civil war, Sierra Leone has since 2002 enjoyed stability and rapid economic growth. The country's traditional telecommunications infrastructure has suffered damage and neglect, but the mobile sector has experienced excellent growth with competition between five GSM networks. Some consolidation has taken place when one network ceased operations and the market's number two acquired the number four. Additional mobile licences READ MORE >

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Sierra Leone's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 National Telecommunications Commission (NTC, NATCOM)
4.3 Tariff regulation
4.4 Quality of service (QoS)
4.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
5. Fixed network operators in Sierra Leone
5.1 Sierratel
5.1.1 Network infrastructure
5.1.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL), CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
5.1.3 Privatisation, management contract
5.2 Other operators
5.3 Fixed-line statistics
6. International infrastructure
6.1 Satellite
6.2 Submarine fibre
6.3 International gateways, grey market
7. Internet and broadband market
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Internet statistics
7.2 ISPs and converged service providers
7.2.1 Access Point Africa
7.2.2 Afcom
7.2.3 AITH
7.2.4 Datatel
7.2.5 FGC
7.2.6 icom.net (Comium)
7.2.7 IPTEL/Sierra-Com
7.2.8 LimeLine
7.2.9 MultiNet
7.2.10 Sierratel
7.2.11 Sierra WiFi
7.3 VoIP Internet telephony
7.4 Broadband market
7.4.1 WiFi and WiMAX
8. Mobile communications
8.1 Overview of Sierra Leone's mobile market
8.1.1 Mobile licensing
8.1.2 Mobile statistics
8.2 Major mobile operators
8.2.1 Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
8.2.2 Comium
8.2.3 Africell (Lintel)
8.2.4 Tigo (now part of Africell)
8.2.5 Sierratel
8.2.6 Datatel
8.2.7 Cellcom
8.2.8 Ambitel GreenN
8.2.9 Smart Mobile
8.3 Mobile data services
8.4 Mobile satellite services
8.5 Third generation (3G)
8.6 Mobile content and applications
8.6.1 M-payments
8.7 Satellite mobile
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Sierra Leone 2013 (e)
Table 2 Fixed-line network statistics 2013
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2013
Table 5 National telecommunications authority
Table 6 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1999 - 2004
Table 7 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Table 8 International bandwidth 2010 - 2012
Table 9 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1999 - 2004
Table 10 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 11 icom.net wireless internet pricing 2010 - 2012
Table 12 GSM licences and operations in Sierra Leone
Table 13 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 - 2004
Table 14 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 15 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2011 - 2013
Table 16 Celtel/Zain SL subscribers and market share 2003 - 2009
Table 17 Celtel/Zain SL ARPU 2002 - 2009
Table 18 Airtel 3G mobile broadband pricing 2012
Chart 1 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2014
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 2014
Chart 3 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Exhibit 1 Map of Sierra Leone
Exhibit 2 West African common regulatory framework 2005
Exhibit 3 Other international submarine fibre optic cables in West Africa

Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company (Sierratel), Bharti Airtel (Zain, Celtel), Comium, Africell (Lintel), Millicom (Tigo), Datetel, Cellcom, LapGreen (Ambitel, GreenN), Access Point Africa, Afcom, African Information Technology Holdings (AITH), FGC Wireless, LimeLine, Multinet.

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