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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Telecom Services Market Size and Analysis by Service Revenue, Penetration, Subscription, ARPU's (Mobile and Fixed Services by Segments and Technology), Competitive Landscape and Forecast to 2027

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  • 38 Pages
  • June 2023
  • Region: Democratic Republic of Congo
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5834881
'DRC Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report', a new Country Intelligence Report by the publisher, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in DRC 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.

Total telecom service revenue in the DRC will increase at a robust CAGR of 21.8%, primarily supported by growth in mobile data, mobile voice, mobile messaging and fixed broadband service segments. Mobile data service revenue will grow at the fastest CAGR of 33.1% over the forecast period, driven by increasing smartphone and mobile internet subscriptions, growth in 3G/4G subscriptions, projected growth in adoption of 5G services, and increasing mobile data ARPU. Also, proliferation of low-cost smartphones will support growth in mobile data revenue. Fixed broadband service revenue will grow during the forecast period 2022-2027, supported by increasing adoption of fixed broadband services, on the back of improving broadband network coverage.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Demographic and macroeconomic context in DRC
  • 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 DRC will grow at a robust CAGR of 21.8% during 2022-2027
  • Mobile services revenue will account for 97.7% of the total telecom service revenue in 2027
  • Top three operators Vodacom, Airtel, and Orange accounted for 90.7% of total mobile subscriptions in 2022

Reasons to Buy

  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of DRC'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 DRC'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 DRC'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 DRC.

Table of Contents

  • Market highlights
  • Key takeaways, telecom services revenue outlook, revenue CAGR by service type, 2022 service penetration
  • Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context
  • Population, nominal GDP, PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, real GDP growth, consumer price inflation, exchange rates
  • Regulatory context
  • Regulatory highlights, National broadband plans, Fiber network expansion, MVNO license, Subsea Cable Deployment etc.
  • Telecom market outlook
  • Total telecom services revenue by category, 2021-2027
  • Evolution of total telecom services revenue, 2021-2027
  • Mobile services market
  • Mobile service penetration and subscription trends
  • Mobile subscription and user penetration, 2021-2027
  • Total mobile subscriptions, 2021-2027
  • Device adoption trends
  • Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2021-2027
  • Handset subscriptions by type, 2021-2027
  • Payment types and technology trends
  • Mobile subscriptions by payment type
  • Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2021-2027
  • Churn and usage trends
  • Churn, voice usage, data usage
  • Market share trends
  • Subscription market shares, 2022
  • Pre-/postpaid market shares, 2022
  • Service revenue trends
  • Total mobile services revenue by service, 2021-2027
  • Mobile services ARPU by payment type, 2021-2027
  • Fixed services market
  • Fixed service penetration and subscription trends
  • Voice telephony and fixed broadband penetration, 2021-2027
  • Total voice telephony and fixed broadband access lines, 2021-2027
  • Fixed-service revenue trends
  • Total fixed service revenue by service category, 2021-2027
  • Fixed services ARPU by service category, 2021-2027
  • Competitive landscape and company snapshots
  • Product portfolios and positioning, market share overview
  • Company snapshot (Vodacom DRC, Orange DRC, Airtel DRC, Africell)
  • Additional resources
  • Baseline forecast assumptions
  • Data tables
  • Glossary
  • Research methodology
  • Country Intelligence Report coverage
  • About the Publisher

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Vodacom DRC
  • Airtel DRC
  • Orange DRC
  • Africell DRC
  • Helios Towers.