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Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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  • 36 Pages
  • May 2022
  • Region: Botswana
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5094189
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"Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report," a new Country Intelligence Report by the publisher, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Botswana today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2026. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, and mobile segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

The total telecom service revenue in Botswana will grow at a CAGR of 5.4% over the 2021-2026 period, supported by revenue growth in fixed broadband and mobile data segments. Mobile data service revenue will grow at a robust CAGR of 11.3% over the forecast period. This growth will be supported by increasing data ARPUs, rising mobile data consumption and growing mobile internet subscriptions, on the back of mobile coverage expansion and growing adoption of smartphones, with increased affordability of devices. Fixed broadband service revenue will increase at a CAGR of 4.1%, driven by growing broadband service adoption, on the back of ongoing coverage expansion by the government and operators operators.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:
  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in Botswana.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.
  • Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data markets.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.
  • Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.
  • Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


  • The overall telecom service revenue in Botswana will grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during 2021-2026 when valued in US dollar terms.
  • Mobile services revenue will account for 95.7% of the total telecom service revenue in 2026, driven by rising mobile internet subscriptions and growing data ARPS over the forecast period.
  • Mascom led Botswana’s mobile market in terms of mobile subscriptions for 2021, followed by Orange Botswana and BTC.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Botswana’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying the publisher's Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Botswana’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Botswana’s telecommunications markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Botswana.

Table of Contents

  • Market highlights
  • Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context
  • Demographic and macroeconomic context
  • Regulatory context
  • Telecom market outlook
  • Total telecom service revenue
  • Mobile services market
  • Fixed services market
  • Competitive landscape and company snapshots
  • Competitive landscape
  • Mascom
  • Orange Botswana
  • BTC
  • Additional resources
  • Baseline forecast assumptions
  • Data tables
  • Glossary
  • Research methodology
  • Country Intelligence Report coverage
  • About the Publisher

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Mascom Botswana
  • Orange Botswana
  • BTC Botswana