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Southern Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2299515
  • November 2012
  • Region: Africa
  • 113 pages
  • Business Monitor International

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel (Zain Zambia)
  • American Tower Company
  • Company Monitor
  • Company Profiles
  • Econet Zimbabwe
  • Mascom Botswana
  • MORE

With no new data on fixed, internet or broadband subscriber numbers available from Southern Africa’s operators or the International Telecommunication Union, we are making no changes to forecasts for those sectors. Despite increasing investment into the build-out of data networks and the lighting of the Western Africa Cable System in May 2012, we believe high data tariffs will continue to restrict growth in the short and medium term.

Following revisions to mobile forecasts for multiple countries in the Q212 report, the only revision in this report is for Zimbabwe. New market data published by TechZim, quoting regulator the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, indicates mobile subscriber growth moderated in 2011, rising by 5.8% year-on-year (y-o-y) compared with 140% growth in 2010. We now estimate mobile penetration stood at 70.7% at the end of 2011 and have made upwards revisions to forecasts for 2012-2016. We expect the operators’ network expansion plans will roll out services to previously underserved areas of the country. This, coupled with multiple SIM ownership as operators vie for market share with aggressive promotions, will boost penetration READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel (Zain Zambia)
  • American Tower Company
  • Company Monitor
  • Company Profiles
  • Econet Zimbabwe
  • Mascom Botswana
  • MORE

Executive Summary 7

SWOT Analysis 8

Southern Africa Telecommunications SWOT 8

Angola Business Environment SWOT 9

Botswana Business Environment SWOT 9

Mozambique Business Environment SWOT 10

Namibia Business Environment SWOT 11

Zambia Business Environment SWOT 11

Zimbabwe Business Environment SWOT 12

Business Environment 13

Sub-Saharan Africa 13
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Ratings, Q312 16

Macroeconomic Data 17
Table: Southern Africa Macroeconomic Overview 17

Industry Forecast Scenario 20

Mobile 20
Table: East & Southern Africa Telecoms Sector – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 20

Fixed Line 24
Table: Telecoms Sector – Fixed Line – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 24

Internet 26
Table: Telecoms Sector – Internet – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 26

Market Data Analysis 28

Mobile 28

Angola 28
Table: Angola Mobile Market, Q112 30

Botswana 30
Table: Botswana Mobile Market, Q112 32

Mauritius 33
Table: Mauritius Mobile Market, Q112 34

Mozambique 34
Table: Mozambique Mobile Market, Q112 36

Namibia 36
Table: Namibia Mobile Market, Q112 39

Zambia 39
Table: Zambia Mobile Market, Q112 42

Zimbabwe 42
Table: Zimbabwe Mobile Market, Q112 44

Mobile Content 45

Regional Outlook 45
Table: Major Players Leverage Footprint In VAS Deployment 49

Fixed Line And Internet 50

Angola 50

Botswana 52

Mauritius 55

Mozambique 56

Namibia 57

Zambia 59

Zimbabwe 61

Regulatory Environment And Industry Developments 65
Table: Southern Africa Telecoms Regulators 65

Angola 65

Botswana 66

Mauritius 66

Mozambique 66

Namibia 67

Zambia 67

Zimbabwe 67

Regulatory Developments 68

Competitive Landscape 69

Key Players 69
Table: Key Players: Southern Africa Telecoms Sector 69

Company Monitor 70

American Tower Company 70
Table: ATC Financial Statements (US$mn) 72

Company Profiles 74

Unitel Angola 74

Mascom Botswana 76

Mauritius Telecom/Orange 77

mcel Mozambique 79

MTC Namibia 80

Airtel (Zain Zambia) 82

Econet Zimbabwe 84

Macroeconomic Data Tables 86
Table: Angola – Economic Activity 86
Table: Botswana – Economic Activity 86
Table: Mozambique – Economic Activity 86
Table: Mauritius – Economic Activity 87
Table: Namibia – Economic Activity 87
Table: Zambia – Economic Activity 87
Table: Zimbabwe – Economic Activity 88

Demographic Outlook 89

Angola 89
Table: Angola's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 90
Table: Angola's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 91
Table: Angola's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 91

Botswana 92
Table: Botswana's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 93
Table: Botswana's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 94
Table: Botswana's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 94

Mozambique 95
Table: Mozambique's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 96
Table: Mozambique's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 97
Table: Mozambique's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 97

Namibia 98
Table: Namibia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 99
Table: Namibia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 00
Table: Namibia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 00

Zambia 01
Table: Zambia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 02
Table: Zambia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 03
Table: Zambia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 03

Zimbabwe 04
Table: Zimbabwe's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 05
Table: Zimbabwe's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 06
Table: Zimbabwe's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 06

Glossary Of Terms 107
Table: Glossary Of Terms 07

BMI Methodology 108

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 08
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 08

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 10

Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 10
Table: Ratings Indicators 11

Weighting 12
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 12

Sources 12

Company Monitor
American Tower Company
Company Profiles
Unitel Angola
Mascom Botswana
Mauritius Telecom/Orange
mcel Mozambique
MTC Namibia
Airtel (Zain Zambia)
Econet Zimbabwe

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