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Burkina Faso - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 134 Pages
  • May 2022
  • Region: Burkina Faso
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 1410837

Burkina Faso postpones MNP indefinitely


The net effect of the pandemic has been significant in Burkina Faso. The number of mobile subscribers increased 4.9% in 2020, year-on-year, and stronger growth has been reported into 2021, pushing the penetration rate above 127% by the end of the year.

In most markets, Mobile Number Portability has been a facility keenly adopted by regulators in a bid to encourage operators to improve the quality of services offered. It also encourages price competition, and so can contribute to lower end-user costs.

Legislation dating to November 2008 provided for the implementation of MNP. A decree of February 2011 set in train procedures to set it up, though the process has since been slow. The regulator conducted a study in June 2014, which established that the mobile market would benefit from MNP.

The regulator more recently launched a study to determine the technical and legal details involved in implementing MNP. Proceedings were overseen by representatives from the regulator and the telcos. These were subsequently mired in disputes, with the telcos offering amendments which the regulator mostly dismissed. The regulator then concluded that although the market was characterised by subscribers taking out a number of SIM cards, and from different operators (precisely the conditions which MNP was designed to address), the facility would be of only marginal benefit to them. Implementing it has been postponed indefinitely. However, many neighbouring countries have implement MNP in recent years, with considerable benefit to subscribers

Table of Contents

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
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments
Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Mobile content and applications
Fixed-line broadband market
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Public Internet access locations
  • Computer program
  • ISP market
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
  • Other fixed broadband services
Digital economy
  • E-government
  • E-education
Fixed-network operators
  • Onatel
Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure
Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Burkina Faso 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Development of ICT parameters by service 2012 2021
  • Table 3 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 4 Change in the market share of subscribers by mobile operator 2012 2021
  • Table 5 Development of mobile market revenue, investment (XOF billion) 2013 2021
  • Table 6 Growth in the number of Orange Burkina Faso's mobile subscribers (thousand) 2012 2021
  • Table 7 Development of Orange Burkina Faso's financial data 2016 2022
  • Table 8 Growth in the number of Onatel's mobile subscribers (thousand) 2012 2022
  • Table 9 Decline in the number of Telecel's mobile subscribers (thousand) 2013 2021
  • Table 10 Growth in SMS traffic 2012 2021
  • Table 11 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Table 12 Change in the number of mobile internet subscribers by operator (thousand) 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2021
  • Table 14 Change in the number of fixed internet subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 15 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2013 2022
  • Table 16 Change in the number of public telecentres 2012 2021
  • Table 17 Change in the number of DSL's subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 18 Change in the number of Onatel's fixed broadband subscribers 2016 2022
  • Table 19 Change in the number of Onatel's subscribers by service (thousand) 2012 2022
  • Table 20 Development of fixed-line market revenue, investment (XOF billion) 2013 2021
  • Table 21 Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 22 Change in the number of CDMA lines 2015 2021
  • Table 23 Increase in Burkina Faso's international internet bandwidth 2012 2020
  • Table 24 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Burkina Faso 1999 2011
  • Table 25 Historic - ICT parameters by service 2004 2011
  • Table 26 Historic - SMS traffic 2003 2011
  • Table 27 Historic - Orange Burkina Faso mobile subscribers (thousand) 2006 2011
  • Table 28 Historic - Onatel mobile subscribers (thousand) 2007 2011
  • Table 29 Historic - Onatel revenue (MAD million) 2011 2014
  • Table 30 Historic - Onatel annualised ARPU 2011 2015
  • Table 31 Historic - Telecel mobile subscribers (thousand) 2007 2010
  • Table 32 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1999 2016
  • Table 33 Historic - Fixed internet subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 34 Historic - DSL subscribers 2005 2011
  • Table 35 Historic - Onatel financial data (XOF million) 2011 2016
  • Table 36 Historic - Wireless broadband subscribers 2007 2013
  • Table 37 Historic - Fixed-lines in service and teledensity 1999 2011
  • Table 38 Historic - CDMA lines in service 2009 2014
  • Table 39 Historic - Burkina Faso's international internet bandwidth 2002 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 Development of ICT parameters by service 2012 2021
  • Chart 8 Africa Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 Africa Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 Development of ICT parameters by service 2011 2021
  • Chart 11 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 12 Change in the market share of subscribers by mobile operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 13 Development of mobile market revenue, investment 2013 2021
  • Chart 14 Growth in the number of Orange Burkina Faso's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 15 Development of Orange Burkina Faso's financial data 2016 2022
  • Chart 16 Growth in the number of Onatel's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 17 Decline in the number of Telecel's mobile subscribers 2013 2021
  • Chart 18 Growth in SMS traffic 2012 2021
  • Chart 19 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Chart 20 Change in the number of mobile internet subscribers by operator 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Change in the market share of mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2021
  • Chart 22 Change in the number of fixed internet subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 23 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2013 2022
  • Chart 24 Change in the number of DSL's subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 25 Change in the number of Onatel's fixed broadband subscribers 2016 2022
  • Chart 26 Change in the number of Onatel's subscribers by service 2012 2022
  • Chart 27 Development of fixed-line market revenue, investment 2013 2021
  • Chart 28 Decline in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 29 Increase in Burkina Faso's international internet bandwidth 2012 2020

    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 Map of Burkina Faso