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Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

  • Published: February 2014
  • Region: Zambia
  • 37 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

LTE services launched by two operators

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Zambia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:

Key statistics;
Market and industry overviews;
Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
The impact of the global economic crisis;
Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband);
Infrastructure development;
The impact of access to international submarine fibre for a landlocked country;
Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G;
Internet and broadband development and pricing;
Average revenue per user;
Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

Zambia’s GDP has remained almost unaffected by the global economic crisis and is expected to continue growing at around 8% p.a.
The landlocked country has recently gained access to international submarine fibre optic cables for the first time, which has already led to some significant retail price reductions for broadband services. Third Generation (3G) mobile broadband READ MORE >

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market analysis
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Telecommunications Act 1994
4.2 ICT Policy 2007
4.3 New ICT Act 2009
4.4 Cyber security legislation
4.5 Regulatory authority
4.5.1 ZICTA (formerly CAZ)
4.6 Telecom sector liberalisation in Zambia
4.6.1 International gateways
4.7 Licensing
4.7.1 New unified licensing regime 2009
4.8 Universal access fund
4.9 Infrastructure sharing
4.10 Tariffs
4.11 Quality of Service (QoS)
4.12 SIM card registration
5. Fixed network operators in Zambia
5.1 Zamtel
5.1.1 Privatisation
5.1.2 Fixed network infrastructure
5.1.3 Fixed-line statistics
5.1.4 CDMA2000 wireless local loop (WLL)
5.1.5 Domestic satellite network
5.1.6 National fibre backbone
5.2 ZESCO
5.3 CEC, Liquid Telecom
6. International infrastructure
6.1 Overview
6.2 Submarine fibre
7. Internet market
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Internet statistics
7.2 Public internet access locations
7.2.1 Community telecentres
7.3 Zambia’s ISP market
7.3.1 ZamNet
7.3.2 Zamtel Online
7.3.3 CopperNet Solutions
7.3.4 UUNet Zambia
7.3.5 Microlink Technologies
7.3.6 AfriConnect
8. Broadband market
8.1 Overview
8.2 ADSL
8.3 Mobile broadband
8.4 Leased lines
8.5 WiMAX
8.6 WiFi
9. Digital economy
9.1 VoIP
9.2 E-health
9.3 E-learning
9.4 E-government
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Overview of Zambia’s mobile market
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 Major mobile operators
10.2.1 Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain/Celtel, Zamcell)
10.2.2 MTN Zambia (formerly Telecel)
10.2.3 Zamtel Mobile (formerly Cell Z)
10.3 Average revenue per user (ARPU)
10.4 Mobile data services
10.5 Third generation (3G)
10.6 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
10.7 Mobile content and applications
10.7.1 M-payment and m-banking
10.8 Local handset manufacturing
10.9 Satellite mobile
11. Forecasts
11.1 Forecasts – mobile market – 2014; 2017
11.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
12. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics Zambia – 2013
Table 2 – Fixed-line network statistics – 2013
Table 3 – Internet provider statistics – 2013
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2013
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2013
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2013
Table 8 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2013
Table 9 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 - 2014
Table 10 – Zamtel DSL pricing – 2012/13; 2011; 2008/09
Table 11 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2014
Table 12 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2004
Table 13 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 - 2014
Table 14 – Mobile ARPU in Zambia – Zain and MTN – 2005 - 2009/13
Table 15 – Forecast – mobile subscribers – 2014; 2017
Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 – 2014
Chart 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Exhibit 1 – Map of Zambia
Exhibit 2 – Licensed ISPs in Zambia - 2013
Exhibit 3 – Vodacom – in and out and back in Zambia

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