Nigeria Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2299580
  • November 2012
  • Region: Nigeria
  • 94 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Airtel
  • Company Monitor
  • Company Profiles
  • Etisalat Nigeria
  • Globacom
  • MTN
  • MORE

BMI View:

We expect strong subscriber growth in Nigeria's mobile market to continue over the medium term, driven by network expansion to previously underserved areas and operators' promotional activities.

However, the broadband market, which is currently held back by the lack of backhaul networks, is expected to outperform other sectors in the sector as growing demand and supportive government policy attract much needed investment into the sector.

Key Data:

- The mobile market grew 3.4% in Q212 to bring total growth in H112 to 7%.

- Market weighted average blended ARPU fell by 2.3% in Q212.

- The fixed-line sector contracted by 14.1% in Q212 to bring total decline in H112 to 28.4%.

Risk/Reward Ratings:

Nigeria is ranked second on BMI's Q412 Risk/Reward ratings (RRR) table for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Nigeria scores above the regional average in all four categories of our ratings, although a high rate of unemployment, weak social infrastructure and relatively low GDP per capita contribute to a weak Country Rewards score. Nigeria's population and rapid subscriber growth contribute to a high score the Industry Rewards category READ MORE >

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  • Airtel
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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Nigeria Mobile SWOT 6

Nigeria Fixed-Line And Broadband SWOT 7

Nigeria Political SWOT 8

Nigeria Economic SWOT 8

Nigeria Business Environment SWOT 9

Risk/Reward Ratings Sub-Saharan Africa 10
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings, Q412 16

Nigeria 17

Industry Forecast Scenario 18

Mobile 18
Table: Telecoms Sector – Mobile – Historical Data & Forecasts 18

Table: Telecoms Sector – Mobile ARPU – Historical Data & Forecasts (NGN) 20

Fixed Line 21
Table: Telecoms Sector – Fixed Line – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 21

Internet 22
Table: Telecoms Sector – Internet – Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016 22

Market Data Analysis 23

Regional Perspective 23

Nigeria Mobile Market Regional Comparison, 2011 23

Key Developments 24
Table: Mobile Market, June 2012 28
Table: CDMA Mobile Market, June 2012 30

Value-Added Services Timeline 36
Table: Selected VAS Services 36

Mobile Contract Wins 37
Table: Mobile Contract Wins 37

Mobile Operator Data 39
Table: Mobile Market Overview 39
Table: MTN 39
Table: Globacom 40
Table: Airtel (formerly Zain)- 40
Table: EMTS 41
Table: M-Tel 41
Table: Starcomms & other CDMA operators 41

Regional Outlook 42
Table: Major Players Leverage Footprint In VAS Deployment 46

Fixed Line 47

Title: Fixed-Line Data Q210-Q212 48

Internet 51

Wireless Broadband 53
Table: Fixed-Line And Broadband Contract Wins And Developments 56

Industry Trends & Developments 58

Regulatory Environment & Industry Developments 59

Competition 62

Competitive Landscape 65

Key Players 65
Table: Key Players – Telecoms Sector 65
Table: Selected Operators' Financial Indicators, 2004-2010 65

Company Profiles 66


MTN 69

Airtel 72

Globacom 75

Etisalat Nigeria 78

Company Monitor 81

Demographic Outlook 84

Nigeria's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 85

Nigeria's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 85

Nigeria's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 86

Nigeria's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 87

Glossary Of Terms 88
Table: Glossary Of Terms 88

BMI Methodology 89

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 89
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts 89

Telecoms Business Environment Ratings 91

Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 91
Table: Ratings Indicators 92

Weighting 93
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 93

Sources 93

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