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Democratic Republic of Congo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

  • Published: July 2014
  • Region: Congo
  • 30 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in DRC's telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:
Key statistics;
Market and industry overviews;
Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);
Telecoms operators privatisation, acquisitions, new licences;
Infrastructure development;
Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile);
Internet and broadband development and growth;
Mobile data services, including 3G/4G;
Mobile banking;
Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

Following a 30-year dictatorship between 1967 and 1997, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has been through several wars and is still seeing violent conflicts in the eastern part of the country. The economy of this third largest country in Africa relies heavily on mining. However, much economic activity occurs in the informal sector and is not reflected in GDP data. The global economic crisis reduced GDP growth to around 3% in 2009, but it returned to 7% in 2010-12 and READ MORE >

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of the DRC's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 ARPTC
4.3 Competition in the telecom sector
4.4 Interconnection
4.5 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
5. Fixed-line operators in the DRC
5.1 Fixed-line statistics
5.2 SCPT (formerly OCPT)
5.2.1 National backbone
5.2.2 Privatisation
5.3 Tatem Telecom
5.4 Other operators
6. International infrastructure
6.1 Satellite
6.2 Submarine fibre
6.3 Terrestrial fibre
6.3.1 The Central African Backbone (CAB)
7. Broadband and Internet market
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Internet user statistics
7.2 ISP market
7.2.1 Africanus.net
7.2.2 InterConnect, Vodanet
7.2.3 Microcom
7.2.4 Cielux Telecom
7.2.5 Global Broadband Solution (GBS)
7.2.6 Other ISPs
7.3 Internet cafes
7.4 Internet exchange points (IXP)
7.5 WiFi
8. Mobile communications
8.1 Overview of the DRC's mobile market
8.1.1 Mobile statistics
8.2 Regulatory issues
8.2.1 Licence conditions, fees and taxes
8.2.2 Quality of service (QoS)
8.3 Major mobile operators
8.3.1 Vodacom Congo
8.3.2 Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain, Celtel)
8.3.3 Tigo (Millicom, Oasis)
8.3.4 France Telecom (Orange, CCT)
8.3.5 Africell
8.4 Mobile data services
8.4.1 Advanced High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
8.5 Mobile banking
8.6 Third generation (3G)
8.7 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
8.8 Mobile satellite services
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Democratic Republic of Congo 2013
Table 2 Fixed-line network statistics 2013
Table 3 Internet provider statistics 2013
Table 4 Internet and social media user statistics 2013
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2013
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Historic - Fixed telephone lines and teledensity in the DRC 1999 - 2004
Table 8 Fixed telephone lines and teledensity in the DRC 2005 - 2014
Table 9 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in the DRC 1999 - 2004
Table 10 Internet users and penetration rate in the DRC 2005 - 2014
Table 11 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 12 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in the DRC 1999 - 2004
Table 13 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in the DRC 2005 - 2014
Table 14 Major mobile operators in the DRC by subscribers and launch date March 2013
Table 15 Vodacom Congo subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 16 Vodacom Congo ARPU 2003 - 2014
Table 17 Vodacom Congo ARPU (ZAR) 2012 - 2013
Table 18 Tigo subscribers 2010 - 2014
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate in the DRC 2005 2014
Chart 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014

Vodacom Congo, Bharti Airtel (Zain, Celtel), Millicom (Tigo), Congo Chine Telecom (CCT, France Telecom Orange), Africell (Lintel), Société Congolais des Postes et des Télécommunications (SCPT, OCPT), Tatem Telecom, Gecamines, AfriTel (Starcel), Standard Telecom, Telecel International, Africanus.net, Interconnect (Vodanet), Microcom, Cielux Telecom, Global Broadband Solution (GBS), Afrinet, Congo Korea Telecom, Geolink, ICP Net, Orioncom, Paconet (Pan African Communication Network), RagaNet, Roffe Hi-Tech, Sattel, Societe Internet Congolaise (SIC), Sogetel, Liquid Telecom, O3b Networks, Smile Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, ZTE.

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