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Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses- Product Image
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Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1193173
  • Report
  • November 2020
  • Region: Equatorial Guinea, Guinea
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Afripa Telecom
  • Broad Telecom
  • ETI
  • MiriNet (Afribone)
  • Orange (Spacetel)
  • Soguicis
  • MORE
Guinea sets deadline to join regional roaming pact.

Guinea's telecommunications sector was given a tremendous boost following the market entry of MTN Group and Orange Group. Subsequently, the number of mobile subscribers grew strongly while revenue also increased steadily. The debt-stricken incumbent fixed-line operator Sotelgui operated its Lagui mobile unit before it closed down in late 2012. Sotelgui was declared bankrupt in 2013, though the government since 2019 has sought to secure partners and investors to help launch a replacement operator, Guinea Telecom. The heavily indebted fourth mobile player Intercel was obliged to close down its network in late 2018.

Broadband services are still very limited and expensive. The landing of the first international fibre optic submarine cable in 2012, and the setting up of an IXP in mid-2013, has gone some way to developing the nascent broadband market develop by reducing the cost of internet bandwidth and improving the reliability of infrastructure. A National Backbone Network is nearing completion, connecting administrative centres across the country, though in practice almost all internet connectivity will remain via mobile infrastructure.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:
  • Orange secures ten-year mobile licence renewal;
  • Telecom regulators of the ECOWAS countries set March 2021 deadline to launch free roaming initiative;
  • National fibre backbone nears completion;
  • M-money services gain strong customer take-up;
  • MTN signs management services contract with Huawei;
The report includes the regulator's annual report for 2019, market data to June 2020, operator data to Q3 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments

Companies mentioned in this report:

Société des Télécommunications de Guinée (Sotelgui), MTN (Areeba, Investcom), Orange (Spacetel), Intercel (Télécel Guinea), Cellcom Guinee, MiriNet (Afribone), ETI, Universal Communication (DiscoveryTel), Ristel, Afripa Telecom, Alternet Systems, Broad Telecom, Soguicis, Thucatel, Telekom Malaysia
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Afripa Telecom
  • Broad Telecom
  • ETI
  • MiriNet (Afribone)
  • Orange (Spacetel)
  • Soguicis
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional Africa Market Comparison
2.1 TMI vs GDP
2.2 Mobile and mobile broadband
2.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Subscribers
4.3 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Historical overview
6.2 Regulatory authority
6.3 Fixed-line developments
6.4 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Major mobile operators
7.4 Mobile infrastructure
7.5 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband subscribers
8.3 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
8.4 Satellite broadband

9 Digital economy
9.1 SchoolWeb Wi-Fi Network

10 Fixed network operator
10.1 Sotelgui

11 Telecommunications infrastructure
11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 Telecentres
11.3 VoIP
11.4 IXP
11.5 International infrastructure

12 Appendix Historic data

13 Glossary of abbreviations

14 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Guinea 2020 (e)
Table 2 Cumulative mobile market investment by operator (GNF million) 2010 - 2019
Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2025
Table 4 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers (thousand) 2012 - 2020
Table 5 Development of mobile voice traffic 2010 - 2020
Table 6 Change in the share of mobile voice traffic by operator 2015 - 2020
Table 7 Development of mobile sector revenue 2010- 2020
Table 8 Mobile market revenue by operator 2012 - 2020
Table 9 Mobile market share of revenue by operator 2012 - 2020
Table 10 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2012 - 2020
Table 11 Mobile coverage of main towns by operator 2011 - 2020
Table 12 Development of MTN Guinea's financial data (ZAR million) 2012 - 2020
Table 13 Development of MTN Guinea's financial data (GNF million) 2016 - 2020
Table 14 Change in the number of MTN Guinea's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 15 Change in MTN Guinea's mobile ARPU 2012 - 2020
Table 16 Growth in the number of Orange Guinea's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 17 Development of Orange Guinea's revenue 2012 - 2020
Table 18 Change in the number of Cellcom's mobile subscribers 2012 - 2020
Table 19 3G mobile coverage of main towns by operator 2014 - 2019
Table 20 Change in SMS traffic 2014 - 2020
Table 21 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers in Guinea 2014 - 2025
Table 22 Increase in the number of mobile internet users 2010 - 2020
Table 23 Mobile internet market share by operator 2012 - 2020
Table 24 Mobile money subscriptions by operator 2017 - 2020
Table 25 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2010 - 2021
Table 26 Development of fixed-line revenue 2017 - 2019
Table 27 Development of GUILAB's revenue 2017 - 2019
Table 28 Development of GUILAB's internet capacity (Gb/s) 2017 - 2019
Table 29 Increase in international bandwidth 2010 - 2019
Table 30 Fixed-lines in service and teledensity 1999 - 2009
Table 31 Fixed-line voice traffic 2010 - 2014
Table 32 Historic - International bandwidth 2006 - 2009
Table 33 Historic Fixed-line internet users and penetration rate 1999 - 2009
Table 34 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1999 - 2009
Table 35 Mobile internet connections (EDGE, GPRS, 3G) 2010 - 2014
Table 36 Historic - MTN Guinea mobile ARPU 2006 - 2009
Table 37 Historic - MTN Guinea subscribers 2006 - 2009
Table 38 Historic - Intercel mobile subscribers 2013 - 2018
Table 39 Historic - Fixed-line internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2015

List of Charts
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 2 West Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 3 Africa Bottom-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Emergents)
Chart 4 West Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 5 West Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 West Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
Chart 7 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2025
Chart 8 Development of mobile voice traffic 2010 - 2020
Chart 9 Change in the share of mobile voice traffic by operator 2015 - 2020
Chart 10 Development of mobile sector revenue 2010- 2020
Chart 11 Mobile market revenue by operator 2012 - 2020
Chart 12 Mobile market share of revenue by operator 2013 - 2020
Chart 13 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2012 - 2020
Chart 14 Development of MTN Guinea's financial data (ZAR) 2012 - 2020
Chart 15 Development of MTN Guinea's financial data (GNF million) 2016 - 2020
Chart 16 Change in the number of MTN Guinea's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 17 Change in MTN Guinea's mobile ARPU 2012 - 2020
Chart 18 Growth in the number of Orange Guinea's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 19 Development of Orange Guinea's revenue 2012 - 2020
Chart 20 Change in the number of Cellcom's mobile subscribers 2012 - 2020
Chart 21 Change in SMS traffic 2014 - 2020
Chart 22 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers in Guinea 2014 - 2025
Chart 23 Increase in the number of mobile internet users 2010 - 2020
Chart 24 Mobile internet market share by operator 2012 - 2020
Chart 25 Mobile money subscriptions by operator 2017 - 2020
Chart 26 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2010 - 2021

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 West Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Map of Guinea
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  • Société des Télécommunications de Guinée (Sotelgui)
  • MTN (Areeba, Investcom)
  • Orange (Spacetel)
  • Intercel (Télécel Guinea)
  • Cellcom Guinee
  • MiriNet (Afribone)
  • ETI
  • Universal Communication (DiscoveryTel)
  • Ristel
  • Afripa Telecom
  • Alternet Systems
  • Broad Telecom
  • Soguicis
  • Thucatel
  • Telekom Malaysia
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