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Gambia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1193172
  • Report
  • March 2019
  • Region: Gambia
  • 58 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africell
  • Airtip.
  • Comium
  • Gamcel
  • GamNet
  • Globacom
  • MORE
Gambia's telecom market is dominated by the incumbent telco Gamtel, which retains a monopoly on fixed-line telephony services. There are four mobile networks providing effective competition. The market's leader is Africell, with about 65% market share, while Comium and QCell compete closely for second and third place. Gamtel's mobile unit Gamcel is by far the smallest operator, with about 10% share. Mobile penetration is well above the African average, itself a testament to the poor condition of the fixed-line infrastructure and the lack of availability of fixed services in many rural areas of the country.

Although the incumbent has a relatively well-developed national fibre backbone network, low fixed-line penetration has hindered internet usage. There are only three licensed ISPs, which are small operators serving local areas, and so competition is minimal. The government has embarked on a National Broadband Network program aimed at closing the digital divide affecting many parts of the country, though in mid-2018 the terms of a loan required to continue work on the network were rejected by Parliament.

Key Developments:

Government agrees to splitting off Gamcel from Gamtel;
Africell launches LTE services, competing with QCell;
Government announces liberalisation of the international gateway;
QCell launched its Qodoo Mobile Money service, follows with LTE;
Gamtel reports further declines in revenue;
Legislation prepared to create a new National ICT Agency;
Government launches National Broadband Network project;
International Network Management Center (IINMC) opens, facilitating traffic on ACE cable;
Africell contracts Alepo for Data Solutions;
Gamtel contracts Huawei for fibre backbone project;
Report update includes Gamtel financial data, ITU data for 2017, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel), Gamcel, Africell, Comium, QCell, Globacom, Thuraya, GamNet, QuantumNet, Netpage, Airtip.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africell
  • Airtip.
  • Comium
  • Gamcel
  • GamNet
  • Globacom
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview

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 National Communications and Information Policy (NACIP)
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 2009 ICT Act
5.4 Interconnection
5.5 Universal Access Fund (UAF)
5.6 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.7 Privatisation

6 Fixed network operator
6.1 Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel)

7 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Market analysis
8.3 Broadband statistics
8.4 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
8.5 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Digital economy
9.1 e-government

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

11 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Gambia 2018 (e)
Table 2 Gamtel financial data 2012 2014
Table 3 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Gambia 1999 2009
Table 4 Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Gambia 2010 2018
Table 5 International internet bandwidth 2002 2016
Table 6 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Gambia 1999 2009
Table 7 Internet users and penetration rate in Gambia 2010 2018
Table 8 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2004 2018
Table 9 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia 1999 2009
Table 10 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia 2010 2018
Table 11 Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration in Gambia 2009 2018
Table 12 Gamcel mobile subscribers 2012 2018
Table 13 Africell mobile subscribers 2013 2018
Table 14 Comium mobile subscribers 2012 2018
Table 15 QCell mobile subscribers 2012 2018

List of Charts
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 2 West Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 3 Africa Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Challengers) 2018
Chart 4 West Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country 2018
Chart 5 West Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration 2018
Chart 6 West Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates 2018
Chart 7 Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Gambia 2005 2018
Chart 8 Internet users and penetration rate in Gambia 2005 2018
Chart 9 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Gambia 2005 2018
Chart 10 Mobile broadband subscribers and penetration in Gambia 2009 2018

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Gambia
Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 3 West Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
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  • Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel)
  • Gamcel
  • Africell
  • Comium
  • QCell
  • Globacom
  • Thuraya
  • GamNet
  • QuantumNet
  • Netpage
  • Airtip.
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