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Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 123 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Mozambique
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 1247165

Mozambique gets prepped for 5G services


Mozambique has a low mobile penetration rate, reflecting the relatively incomplete infrastructure which has been developed over the years, even though the country was one of the first in the region to provide a competitive telecom industry.

The market is dominated by older technologies, including 3G, though this in itself is still common among countries in the region where the immaturity of the data market has meant that there is little consumer demand for high-end and data-rich applications requiring fast transfers.

This explains the delay in operators providing LTE services. Vodacom Mozambique launched services in October 2018 following the award of its unified telecoms licence in July 2018. This was followed by Movitel in mid-2019, though Mozambique Telecom did not begin to trial LTE until May 2020. In June 2021, the company announced plans to expand the reach of its LTE infrastructure, aiming to provide national coverage.

The company at the same time began trialling 5G services in Maputo. Given the existing capacity within LTE networks, it is not expected that 5G will be launched commercially for some time yet, though the company is preparing itself in readiness.

Key statistics
  • Regional Africa Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
  • Market analysis
Regulatory environment
  • Telecommunications Law 1992
  • Basic Telecommunications Act 2004
  • Amended Telecommunications Act 2016
  • Regulatory authority
  • National Commission on Information
  • Fixed network developments
  • Mobile network developments
Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications
Fixed-line broadband market
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Public internet access locations
  • Mozambique Internet Exchange Point (MOZ-IX)
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
Digital economy
  • E-government
  • e-learning
Fixed network operator
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National fibre backbone
  • Data centres
  • International infrastructure
Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Mozambique 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Change in the mobile market share of subscribers by operators 2017 2019
  • Table 3 Development of mobile voice traffic 2015 2019
  • Table 4 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 5 Development of SMS traffic 2015 2019
  • Table 6 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Table 7 Change in the number of Tmcel's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 8 Development of Vodacom Mozambique's financial data (MZM billion) 2016 2022
  • Table 9 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 10 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile data subscribers 2013 2022
  • Table 11 Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile ARPU 2012 2022
  • Table 12 Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile voice traffic 2012 2022
  • Table 13 Change in the number of Movitel mobile subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 14 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's M-Pesa subscribers 2016 2022
  • Table 15 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Table 16 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 17 Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 18 Growth in the number of FTTP broadband subscribers 2014 2019
  • Table 19 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 20 Change in the number of fixed voice traffic 2015 2019
  • Table 21 International bandwidth 2012 2019
  • Table 22 Historic - Telecom market investment by operator ($ million) 2008 2015
  • Table 23 Historic - Telecom market revenue by sector (MZM billion) 2004 2015
  • Table 24 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2011
  • Table 25 Historic - Mobile market revenue 2012 2016
  • Table 26 Historic - Vodacom Mozambique financial results (ZAR million) 2006 2010
  • Table 27 Historic - TdM financial results (MZN billion) 2006 2011
  • Table 28 Historic - TdM fixed lines 2015 2016
  • Table 29 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 2015
  • Table 30 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 2005 2011
  • Table 31 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2007 2011
  • Table 32 Historic - Mobile on-net and fixed-line national voice traffic (million minutes) 2009 2016
  • Table 33 Historic - 2G mobile base stations by operator 2015 2016
  • Table 34 Historic - 3G mobile base stations by operator 2015 2016
  • Table 35 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2011
  • Table 36 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 37 Historic - International bandwidth 2001 2011
  • Table 38 Historic - Tmcel revenue 2016 2017
  • Table 39 Historic - Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 40 Historic - Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile ARPU 2008 2011

    List of Charts
  • Chart 1 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
  • Chart 2 Africa Market Leaders global ranking
  • Chart 3 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
  • Chart 4 Africa Market Challengers global ranking
  • Chart 5 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
  • Chart 6 Africa Market Emergents global ranking
  • Chart 7 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 8 Africa Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 Africa Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 11 Development of SMS traffic 2015 2019
  • Chart 12 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Chart 13 Change in the number of Tmcel's mobile subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 14 Development of Vodacom Mozambique's financial data 2016 2022
  • Chart 15 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 16 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's mobile data subscribers 2013 2022
  • Chart 17 Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile ARPU 2012 2022
  • Chart 18 Change in Vodacom Mozambique's mobile voice traffic 2012 2022
  • Chart 19 Change in the number of Movitel mobile subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 20 Growth in the number of Vodacom Mozambique's M-Pesa subscribers 2016 2022
  • Chart 21 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Chart 22 Growth in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 23 Change in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Chart 24 Growth in the number of FTTP broadband subscribers 2014 2019
  • Chart 25 Decline in the number of fixed lines and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 26 Change in the number of fixed lines voice traffic 2015 2019

    List of Exhibits
  • Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Africa
  • Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 Africa Market Leaders and market developments
  • Exhibit 4 Africa Market Challengers and market developments
  • Exhibit 5 Africa Market Emergents and market developments
  • Exhibit 6 2Africa landing stations

Mozambique gets prepped for 5G services


Mozambique has a low mobile penetration rate, reflecting the relatively incomplete infrastructure which has been developed over the years, even though the country was one of the first in the region to provide a competitive telecom industry.


The market is dominated by older technologies, including 3G, though this in itself is still common among countries in the region where the immaturity of the data market has meant that there is little consumer demand for high-end and data-rich applications requiring fast transfers.


This explains the delay in operators providing LTE services. Vodacom Mozambique launched services in October 2018 following the award of its unified telecoms licence in July 2018. This was followed by Movitel in mid-2019, though Mozambique Telecom did not begin to trial LTE until May 2020. In June 2021, the company announced plans to expand the reach of its LTE infrastructure, aiming to provide national coverage.


The company at the same time began trialling 5G services in Maputo. Given the existing capacity within LTE networks, it is not expected that 5G will be launched commercially for some time yet, though the company is preparing itself in readiness.