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Namibia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1191487
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: Namibia
  • 83 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africa Online Namibia
  • Cell One (Leo, Orascom)
  • iWay.
  • MTN Business Namibia
  • MWEB Namibia
  • Powercom
  • MORE
Although Namibia was slow to introduce competition in the mobile market, with a second operator not licensed until 2006, the market has since seen penetration rates rise to well above the regional average. A new player, Paratus Telecom, has launched LTE services to compete with those offered by MTC, while in late 2017 the regulator licensed Demshi Investment and MTN to provide mobile voice and data services and MVNOs. MTC in late 2017 launched a major infrastructure program aimed at delivering national population coverage by October 2019.

Fixed-line services are still a monopoly of Telecom Namibia, but as a member of the WTO the government plans to open the telecom sector to full competition. As part of this process the government plans to sell a 49% interest in MTC, with 29% to be floated on the Namibian Stock Exchange.

Although Namibia's internet and broadband sector is reasonably competitive, with a small number of active ISPs, its development was for long held back by high prices for international bandwidth caused by the lack of a direct connection to international submarine fibre optic cables. This changed in 2011 when the WACS cable landed in the country. International cable services were launched in May 2012. In parallel, Namibia is diversifying its transit access routes via adjacent countries.

The country's growth in broadband services has been helped by developments with 3G and LTE network rollouts, as well as by investments in national fibre backbone infrastructure. Several WiMAX and other wireless broadband services offer additional access options and are standing by to bring additional competition to the voice market as well, once internet telephony is deregulated.

Key Developments:

Telecom Namibia deploys more WiMAX base stations; MTC triples mobile data speeds with launch of LTE-A technology;
MTC launched N$1 billion network expansion project, dubbed 081Every1;
Telecom regulator holds workshop on implementing 5G in Namibia;
Nimbus Infrastructure completes the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) cable;
Paratus Telecom transitions from WiMAX to LTE, plans N$150 million infrastructure investment through to 2021;
MTC launches fibre broadband service;
Exclusive Gateway Networks proposes building a Single Telecoms Gateway to manage all voice and data traffic;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, operator data for fiscal 2017, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Telecom Namibia; Mobile Telecommunications (MTC); Cell One (Leo, Orascom); Powercom; MTN Business Namibia; MWEB Namibia; Africa Online Namibia; Internet Technologies Namibia; iWay.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africa Online Namibia
  • Cell One (Leo, Orascom)
  • iWay.
  • MTN Business Namibia
  • MWEB Namibia
  • Powercom
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Market analysis

4 Regional Africa Market Comparison
4.1 TMI vs GDP
4.2 Mobile and mobile broadband
4.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

5 Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authorities
5.2 Communications Act 2009
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 International gateways
5.5 Interconnection
5.6 Number Portability (NP)
5.7 Infrastructure sharing
5.8 Universal Service

6 Fixed-network operator
6.1 Telecom Namibia (TN)

7 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National fibre backbone networks
7.2 Next-Generation Network (NGN)
7.3 International infrastructure

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Digital economy
9.1 E-commerce
9.2 E-government

10 Mobile market
10.1 Market analysis
10.2 Mobile statistics
10.3 Mobile data
10.4 Mobile broadband
10.5 Regulatory issues
10.6 Mobile infrastructure
10.7 Other infrastructure developments
10.8 Major mobile operators
10.9 Mobile content and applications

11 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Namibia 2018 (e)
Table 2 Telecom sector revenue ($) 2007 2016
Table 3 Telecom sector revenue (N$) 2007 2016
Table 4 Fixed and mobile incoming traffic 2013 2018
Table 6 Telecom Namibia financial data 2007 2017
Table 7 Telecom Namibia connections by type 2013 2017
Table 8 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009
Table 9 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2018
Table 10 Telecom Namibia switching capacity 2009 2015; 2017
Table 11 International internet bandwidth 2003 2016
Table 12 Internet bandwidth per subscriber 2003 2016
Table 13 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 2009
Table 14 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2018
Table 15 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 2018
Table 16 DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2018
Table 17 DSL connections by data rate 2013 2016
Table 18 Telecom Namibia fixed broadband subscribers 2013 2017
Table 19 Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers 2013 2016
Table 20 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2009
Table 21 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 2018
Table 22 Mobile prepaid and contract subscribers 2013 2016
Table 23 SMS messages sent 2009 2018
Table 24 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2018
Table 25 Mobile broadband subscribers (regulator data) 2009 2018
Table 26 Dedicated and standard mobile broadband subscribers 2009 2016
Table 27 Historic - Mobile Termination Rates 2008 2013
Table 28 MTC mobile subscribers 2005 2016
Table 29 MTC mobile financial data 2005 2017
Table 30 Telecom Namibia mobile subscribers 2015 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 2 Southern Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 3 Africa Top-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders) 2018
Chart 4 Southern Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018
Chart 5 Southern Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018
Chart 6 Southern Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018
Chart 7 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2018
Chart 8 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 9 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 2018
Chart 10 MTC mobile financial data 2005 2017

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Namibia
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 Southern Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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  • Telecom Namibia
  • Mobile Telecommunications (MTC)
  • Cell One (Leo, Orascom)
  • Powercom
  • MTN Business Namibia
  • MWEB Namibia
  • Africa Online Namibia
  • Internet Technologies Namibia
  • iWay.
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