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Africa & Middle East Perspective, v6 i6 Product Image

Africa & Middle East Perspective, v6 i6

  • Published: April 2006
  • Region: Africa, Middle East
  • 8 Pages
  • Pyramid Research, Inc

FIXED COMMUNICATIONS
Algeria: Lacom Enters an Already Fierce Fixed Market
In mid-2005, Algeria’s regulator, ARPT, finally introduced some competition to fixed incumbent Algerie Telecom. A second fixed player, Lacom, completed network rollout and went live in early 2006. Join Analysts Bigué Sagna and Tamara Kummer as they take a closer look at this new player’s proposition in this increasingly competitive telecoms market.

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
Regional: Hints of Consolidation in Africa Middle East?
With the region’s wireless sector expected to grow from 222m in 2005 to 421m by 2010, it is not surprising that operators in the region are seeking to grow using the M&A as a route, especially in some high-growth markets of sub-Saharan Africa. Although the current motivation for regional expansion is to gain a foothold in some of Africa’s highly lucrative markets, we expect operators to start to derive synergies and leverage their multi-country subscriber bases to offer convergence driven products and services once subscriber growth starts to wane.

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