Mobile Broadband Trends in Africa & Middle East - 2019

In mobile user penetration in Africa & Middle East (AME) reached 59% in 2018, and will grow to 70% by the end of 2023, aided by mobile coverage expansion. M2M/IoT will be the fastest growing device segment in AME. This is driven by initiatives in transportation, smart cities, and security solutions, thereby generating service opportunities for telcos and IT vendors. Ongoing trials and developments of 5G networks, primarily in MENA, and expansions of 4G networks throughout AME will create new opportunities for equipment vendors and investors.

Mobile Broadband Trends in Africa & Middle East - 2019' a new Telecom Insider Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the mobile broadband market in Africa & Middle East. It delivers quantitative and qualitative insights into the mobile market, analyzing key trends in the region.

It provides an in-depth analysis of the following -

- Section 1: Africa & Middle East in the global context; this section provides a comparison of Africa & Middle Eastern mobile telecom market size and trends with other regions.

- Section 2: Competitive dynamics; this section provides competitive analysis of various MNOs and MVNOs in Africa & Middle East's mobile market.

- Section 3: Mobile broadband subscription trends in Africa & Middle East; it provides analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of mobile subscriptions, users, and penetration along with device and traffic trends.

- Section 4: Mobile broadband revenue trends in Africa & Middle East; this section examines changes in the breakdown of overall revenue and ARPU over 2018-2023.

- Section 5: Key findings; a summary of key findings for Africa & Middle East mobile broadband market.

Scope

- GlobalData projects mobile data usage to more than double over 2018-2023 in Africa & Middle East. This is driven by the availability of low-cost (below $50) smartphones, a growing number of 4G launches and 4G adoption, combined with a wide range of affordable data plans with a focus on OTT and social media applications. Furthermore, data-centric data bundles could help telcos tailor to evolving customer needs such as growing adoption of social media, mobile video, and OTT communication applications.

- Strong growth in M2M/IoT in Africa & Middle East will be supported by smart city, transportation and industrial initiatives as well as the uptake in mobility and safety/security solutions.

- Commercial launch of 5G services in Africa & Middle East is expected in 2019, with at least five countries aiming to launch 5G in 2019. However, 4G will become the largest mobile technology by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 27.0% over 2018-2023.

Reasons to buy

- This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination through forward-looking analysis of Africa & Middle East's mobile telecommunications markets trends 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 Africa & Middle East's mobile communications markets.

- With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

- 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 Africa & Middle East.

Companies mentioned

9Mobile

Airtel

Batelco

bip

Cellcom

Comium

du

Etisalat

FRiENDi

Globacom Benin

GreenN

Mobily

Moov

MTN

Ooredoo

Orange

Partner

Renna

Sirius Telecoms

STC

Telecel

Telecom Egypt ...

9Mobile

Airtel

Batelco

bip

Cellcom

Comium

du

Etisalat

FRiENDi

Globacom Benin

GreenN

Mobily

Moov

MTN

Ooredoo

Orange

Partner

Renna

Sirius Telecoms

STC

Telecel

Telecom Egypt

Telecom Gabon

Telkom Kenya

Teo

Tigo

Turk Telekom

Turkcell

Visafone

Vodafone

YooMee

Zain

Table of Contents

Table of contents

List of exhibits

Africa & Middle East’s mobile broadband markets - Key takeaways

Africa & Middle East highlights

Section 1: Africa & ...

Table of contents

List of exhibits

Africa & Middle East’s mobile broadband markets - Key takeaways

Africa & Middle East highlights

Section 1: Africa & Middle East in a global context

Africa & Middle East’s main facts - 2019

Africa & Middle East’s demographics at a glance

Africa & Middle East in a global context

Section 2: Competitive dynamics

Major competitive changes in Africa & Middle East

Africa & Middle East’s main competitive market trends

MVNOs in Africa & Middle East

Section 3: Mobile broadband subscription trends

Mobile user trends in Africa & Middle East

Mobile technology trends in Africa & Middle East

5G innovators: Turkey and Gulf countries in a leading position in AME

Mobile device trends in Africa & Middle East

M2M/IoT trends in Africa & Middle East

Mobile data traffic trends in Africa & Middle East

Section 4: Mobile broadband revenue trends

Mobile average revenue per user (ARPU) trends in Africa & Middle East

Mobile revenue trends in Africa & Middle East

Section 5: Key findings and recommendations

Appendix

Acronyms and definitions

Companies mentioned

Related research

Contact information

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Population, 2018-2023 (Millions)

Exhibit 2: Nominal GDP, 2018-2023 (US$Trillion)

Exhibit 3: Real GDP growth, 2012-2018

Exhibit 4: User penetration, 2019 ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Population, 2018-2023 (Millions)

Exhibit 2: Nominal GDP, 2018-2023 (US$Trillion)

Exhibit 3: Real GDP growth, 2012-2018

Exhibit 4: User penetration, 2019 (% of population)

Exhibit 5: Subscription penetration, 2019 (% of population)

Exhibit 6: Prepaid subscriptions as a % of total subscriptions

Exhibit 7: Monthly ARPU, 2019 (US$)

Exhibit 8: Data as a share of total ARPU, 2019 (% of ARPU)

Exhibit 9: Monthly voice MOU, 2019 (minutes/month)

Exhibit 10: MVNO subscriptions and share of total mobile subscriptions in AME, 2017-2023

Exhibit 11: Top five markets in terms of MVNO market share in AME, 2018

Exhibit 12: Mobile user penetration vs. PPP-Adjusted GDP per capita, 2018

Exhibit 13: Mobile users, AME, 2018-2023 (Millions)

Exhibit 14: Mobile subscriptions and penetration in AME, 2018-2023

Exhibit 15: Mobile subscriptions by technology generation, 2018-2023

Exhibit 16: Top five markets in terms of 5G subscriptions as a % of total, 2023

Exhibit 17: Mobile subscriptions by device type, 2018- 2023 (Millions)

Exhibit 18: Net additions by device type, 2018 Vs 2023 (Millions)

Exhibit 19: Mobile handset subscriptions by type, 2018- 2023 (Millions)

Exhibit 20: Souq Egypt and Jumia Nigeria offers, 2019

Exhibit 21: M2M/IoT subscriptions and revenue, AME 2018-2023

Exhibit 22: Select examples of M2M/IoT Solutions by AME MNOs

Exhibit 23: Total mobile data traffic, AME, 2018-2023 (Pb)

Exhibit 24: Vodafone Turkey’s OTT app data pack, 2019

Exhibit 25: Mobile ARPU in AME

Exhibit 26: Cost of 1GB of data as % of the total monthly PPP adjusted GDP per capita, 2018 (USD)

Exhibit 27: Mobile services revenue by device type

Exhibit 28: Fastest growing markets in terms of mobile services revenue

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