Fixed Broadband Market Trends and Opportunities in Africa and Middle East (AME) – 2020

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'Fixed Broadband Market Trends and Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East – 2020,’ a new Telecom Insider Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the fixed broadband market in Africa & the Middle East. It delivers quantitative and qualitative insights into the fixed broadband market, analyzing key trends and growth drivers in the region.

The Africa & the Middle East region is characterized by a vast disparity in the maturity of fixed broadband infrastructure levels resulting in a variety of initiatives required to boost fixed broadband penetration. Some countries are focusing on building and enhancing the core infrastructure, such as national backbone networks, required to deliver fixed broadband, as well as the supply of international capacity; while others are focusing on increasing fiber coverage and providing higher speeds. Increased competition in the fixed broadband market is being driven by open access and wholesale agreements, national broadband initiatives focused on providing affordable broadband, new players' entry, and further multiplay and VAS service offerings (e.g., OTT video and eGaming).

It provides in-depth analysis of the following –
– Section 1: Africa & the Middle East in a Global Context: This section provides a comparison of Africa & the Middle East's macro-economic KPIs, fixed telecoms market size, and trends with other regions.
– Section 2: Regional Market Trends and Competitive Dynamics: This section analyses the competitive dynamics that have been shaping the Africa & the Middle East fixed broadband markets over the past few years, including market entries,market exits, consolidation, and M&A activities. The section also looks at the latest regulatory developments and national broadband initiatives.
– Section 3: Fixed Broadband Subscription Trends: Provides analysis, historical figures, and forecasts of fixed broadband subscriptions and usage trends in the region as well as their growth drivers.
– Section 4: Fixed Broadband Revenue Trends: Examines changes in the breakdown of overall revenue and ARPU over 2020-2025.
– Section 5: Key findings: A summary of key findings and growth opportunities for the Africa & Middle East fixed broadband market.


– Fixed broadband lines penetration of the population will reach 5.9% in 2020, and will grow to 10.0% by 2025.

– AME’s fixed Internet users will record significant growth, expanding to 741.3 million Internet users by 2025.

– FTTH/B will account for 33.2% of total fixed broadband lines in 2025. This is driven by fiber rollouts, fiber wholesale and sharing deals, and the increased availability of fiber packages to support the demand for higher speeds and bandwidth-hungry applications.

– In the Middle East and Africa, the COVID-19 situation has been relatively more sensitive for a region where fixed broadband infrastructure, teleworking habits, and ecommerce have typically been less advanced than in a number of developed countries. The crisis has demonstrated the need for fast and reliable fixed and wireless broadband infrastructure.

Reasons to Buy

– This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination through forward-looking analysis of Africa & the Middle East’s fixed broadband markets trends in a concise analytical 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 & the Middle East’s fixed broadband 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 insights will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players better position to seize the growth opportunities in Africa & the Middle East's evolving fixed broadband market.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Key Takeaways

Africa & Middle East Highlights

Section 1: Africa & Middle East in a Global Context

COVID-19 Impact

AME Demographics at a Glance

AME in a Global Context

Section 2: Regional Market Trends and Competitive Dynamics

Regulatory Drivers of Fixed Broadband in AME

Major Competitive Changes in AME

National Broadband Plans: A Key Growth Driver of

Fixed Broadband in AME

AME’s Main Competitive Market Trends

Section 3: Fixed Broadband Subscription Trends

Internet User Trends in AME

Fixed Broadband Technology Trends in AME

Section 4: Fixed Broadband Revenue Trends

Fixed Broadband ARPU in AME

Fixed Broadband Revenue Trends in AME

Section 5: Key Findings and Recommendations



List of Figures

Population, 2019-2025 (Millions)

Nominal GDP, 2019-2025 (US$ Billions)

Real GDP Growth, 2020-2025

Voice Lines Penetration, 2020 (% of Population)

Internet Users Penetration as a % of Total Population

Broadband Lines Penetration, 2020

Internet Users, AME, 2020-2025 (Millions)

Fixed Broadband Lines and Penetration in AME, 2020-2025

Fixed Broadband Lines by Technology, AME, 2020-2025

Top Five AME Markets in Terms of FTTH/B as a % of Total

Fixed Broadband Lines, 2025

Fixed Broadband ARPU in AME (US$), 2020-2025

Fixed Broadband Revenue, AME, 2020-2025

Select AME Fixed Broadband Market Sizes and Growth Prospects, 2020

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