Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

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Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Overview

The total telecom service revenue in Botswana was $307 million in 2023 and will increase at a CAGR of more than 4% supported by revenue growth in the mobile data and fixed broadband segments. The revenue growth can also be attributed to the telecom regulator’s National Broadband Strategy and Broadband Infrastructure Development initiatives.

Botswana Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2023-2028 ($Million)

Botswana Telecom Services Market Outlook, 2023-2028 ($Million)

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The Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence report provides an executive-level overview of the telecom services market in Botswana today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2028. Published annually, the report provides a detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics, and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile, and markets, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Market Size 2023 $307 million
CAGR > 4%
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Telecom Service Segment Mobile Services, Fixed Voice Services and Fixed-Broadband Services
Leading Companies Mascom, Orange Botswana, BTC
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Botswana Telecom Services Market Regulatory Highlights

BOCRA signed an MoU with the communications services regulatory body of Mozambique in April 2023, to work together to enhance their regulatory practices. The joint effort will focus on areas such as cyber security, spectrum management, and consumer protection.


Botswana Telecom Services ESG Highlights

Botswana’s Vision 2036 aims to promote national prosperity. The plan identifies four key pillars, namely, sustainable economic development aiming for a high-income, diversified economy, human social development focused on creating a moral and inclusive society, sustainable environment promoting responsible use of natural resources, and good governance emphasizing peace, freedom, and democratic principles.

Botswana Telecom Services Market Analysis by Service

  • Mobile Services
  • Fixed Services

Botswana Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2023-2028 (%)Botswana Telecom Services Market Share by Service, 2023-2028 (%)

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Mobile Services Market in Botswana– Deep Dive

Prepaid services accounted for a majority share of total mobile subscriptions in 2023 and will remain the dominant service category through 2028.

Average monthly mobile voice usage in Botswana will incline during 2023-2028 driven by low-cost calling plans offered by telcos.

The Botswana telecom services market research report offers mobile services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Mobile subscription penetration and subscription by device type
  • Mobile subscriptions by payment type, mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2028
  • Data usage and traffic
  • Mobile ARPU by payment type and service revenue by type

Fixed Services Market in Botswana- Deep Dive

Fixed broadband lines will grow at a CAGR of 8.6% supported by the government’s efforts and investments aimed at enhancing broadband infrastructure in the country.

The Botswana telecom services market research report offers fixed services segment coverage on the following KPIs:

  • Fixed service penetration and subscription
  • Fixed ARPU and Service revenue by service type

Botswana Telecom Services Market - Competitive Landscape

Mascom led the mobile segment in 2023, its leadership in the mobile segment is supported by its focus on mobile network expansion and modernization.

Leading Telecom Companies in Botswana

  • Mascom
  • Orange Botswana
  • BTC

Botswana Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2023 (%)

Botswana Telecom Services Market Share by Companies, 2023 (%)

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The country intelligence report provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

  • The 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 fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data.
  • 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 market.
  • 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.

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 GlobalData’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.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Market highlights
  •  Key takeaways, Country Telecom Market Snapshot 2023-2028, revenue CAGR and penetration by service type, 2023 penetration in regional context

  • 2. Operating Environment
  •  Economic outlook (Population, GDP, CPI, and Exchange rate)
  •  GlobalData country risk index (GCRI) Q3 2023
  •  Country risk analysis – Botswana compared to the AME and the world.
  •  Regulatory context, highlights, national broadband strategy, and broadband infrastructure development
  •  ESG context

  • 3. Telecom services market outlook
  •  Total telecom services revenue by category, 2022-2028
  •  FX Impact on Total telecom services revenue by category

  • 4. Mobile services market
  •  Mobile subscription penetration and subscription by device type
  •  Mobile subscriptions by payment type and Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2022-2028
  •  Data usage & traffic
  •  Mobile ARPU by payment type and Service revenue by type

  • 5. Fixed services market
  •  Fixed service penetration and subscription
  •  Fixed ARPU and service revenue by service type

  • 6. Competitive landscape and company snapshots
  • 7. Mobile Subscription Market Share by Service Area
  • 8. Product portfolios and positioning, service offerings by service provider, 2023
  •  Company snapshot: Mascom
  •  Company snapshot: Orange Botswana
  •  Company snapshot: BTCs

  • 9. Appendix
  •  Baseline forecast assumptions.
  •  Data tables
  •  Glossary
  •  Research Methodology
  •  Contact us.

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