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Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 1247165
  • Report
  • June 2020
  • Region: Mozambique
  • 108 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Intra
  • Movitel (Viettel)
  • SEACOM
  • Teledata
  • Tropical Web
  • TV Cabo
  • MORE
Although delayed by the long civil war which ended in 1992, Mozambique was one of the first countries in the region to embark upon telecom reform and open the sector to competition. The mobile segment in particular has shown strong growth since the launch of services by Vodacom Mozambique to compete against mCel, the then mobile subsidiary of the national telco Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TdM). Additional competition followed in late 2020 with the launch of services by Movitel.

Following years of poor management and underachievement, TdM and mCel were merged in early 2019, creating a new operator Mozambique Telecom (Tmcel). In the process, the structure of the market changed from having four operators (TdM, mCel, Vodafone Mozambique and Movitel) to three (Tmcel, Vodafone Mozambique and Movitel). At the same time, a new licensing regime ensured that by mid-2019 all three operators had been provided with universal licenses, enabling them to offer all types of telephony and data services.

Mobile, fixed-line and broadband penetration rates remain far below the average for the region.

In recent years the government has enforced the registration of SIM cards, but with varying success. At the end of 2016 almost five million unregistered SIM cards were deactivated but poor monitoring meant that the process was revisited in mid-2029.

The high cost of international bandwidth had long hampered internet use, though the landing of two international submarine cables (SEACOM and EASSy) has reduced the cost of bandwidth and so led to drastic reductions in broadband retail prices as well as a significant jump in available bandwidth.

There is some cross-platform competition, with DSL, cable, fibre, WiMAX, and mobile broadband options available, though fixed broadband options can be limited to urban areas. Further improvements can be expected from the ongoing rollout of a national fibre backbone networks by Tmcel and of upgrades to mobile infrastructure.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 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:
  • Mozambique Telecom secures $200 million loan to undertaken network upgrade projects, begins LTE trials after long delays;
  • Vodacom Mozambique contracts with Alphabet to use its Loon balloon broadband service;
  • Regulator completes multi-spectrum auction, imposes MTR cuts through to end-2020;
  • Vodacom Mozambique secures Unified Telecom License, launches LTE services;
  • Mozambique joins the Alliance for Affordable Internet, aiming to provide broadband at less than 5% of average monthly income;
The report update includes the regulators market data for 2018, operator data updates to Q1 2020, ITU market data updates, Telecom Maturity Index tables, charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Mozambique Telecom (Telecomunicações De Moçambique, mCel), Vodacom Mozambique, Movitel (Viettel), Teledata, TV Cabo, Intra, Tropical Web, SEACOM
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Intra
  • Movitel (Viettel)
  • SEACOM
  • Teledata
  • Tropical Web
  • TV Cabo
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional African 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 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Telecommunications Law 1992
6.2 Basic Telecommunications Act 2004
6.3 Amended Telecommunications Act 2016
6.4 Regulatory authority
6.5 National Commission on Information
6.6 Fixed network developments
6.7 Mobile network developments

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

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Public internet access locations
8.4 Mozambique Internet Exchange Point (MOZ-IX)
8.5 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Digital economy
9.1 E-government
9.2 e-learning

10 Fixed network operator

11 Telecommunications infrastructure
11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 National fibre backbone
11.3 Data centres
11.4 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 - Mozambique 2020 (e)
Table 2 Change in the mobile market share of subscribers by operators 2017 2018
Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 4 Development of SMS traffic - 2015 2018
Table 5 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Table 6 Change in the number of Tmcel's mobile subscribers 2010 2018
Table 7 Development of Vodacom Mozambique's financial data (MZM) 2016 2020
Table 8 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile subscribers 2008 2020
Table 9 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile data subscribers 2013 2020
Table 10 Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile ARPU 2008 2020
Table 11 Change in the number of Movitel mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Table 12 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's M-Pesa subscribers 2016 2020
Table 13 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Table 14 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2011 -2017
Table 15 Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2010 2017
Table 16 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2014 2017
Table 17 Tmcel revenue 2016 2017
Table 18 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 19 International bandwidth 2010 2017
Table 20 Historic - Telecom market investment by operator 2008 - 2015
Table 21 Historic - Telecom market revenue by sector 2004 2015
Table 22 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2009
Table 23 Historic - Mobile market revenue 2012 2016
Table 24 Historic - Vodacom Mozambique financial results (ZAR) 2007 2010
Table 25 Historic - TdM financial results 2006 2011
Table 26 Historic - TdM fixed lines 2015 2016
Table 27 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 2015
Table 28 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 2005 2009
Table 29 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2007 2009
Table 30 Historic - Mobile on-net and fixed-line national voice traffic 2009 2016
Table 31 Historic - 2G mobile base stations by operator 2015 2016
Table 32 Historic - 3G mobile base stations by operator 2015 2016
Table 33 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2007 2009
Table 34 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2006 2009
Table 35 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009
Table 36 Historic - International bandwidth 2001 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 2 East Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Africa Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Emergents)
Chart 4 East Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 5 East Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 East Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
Chart 7 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 8 Development of SMS traffic - 2015 2018
Chart 9 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Chart 10 Change in the number of Tmcel's mobile subscribers 2010 2018
Chart 11 Development of Vodacom Mozambique's financial data (MZM) 2016 2020
Chart 12 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile subscribers 2008 2020
Chart 13 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile data subscribers 2013 2020
Chart 14 Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile ARPU 2008 2020
Chart 15 Change in the number of Movitel mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Chart 16 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's M-Pesa subscribers 2016 2020
Chart 17 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Chart 18 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2011 -2017
Chart 19 Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2010 2017
Chart 20 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2010 2025

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 East Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 4 2Africa landing stations
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  • Mozambique Telecom (Telecomunicações De Moçambique, mCel)
  • Vodacom Mozambique
  • Movitel (Viettel)
  • Teledata
  • TV Cabo
  • Intra
  • Tropical Web
  • SEACOM
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