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Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 - Research and Markets
[December 06, 2017]

Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Services Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022 - Research and Markets


The "Mobile Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Service revenue will grow at a 2.7% CAGR during 2016-2022 to USD45.2 billion amidst regulatory and macroeconomic challenges

"Mobile data services will drive telecoms revenue growth in the region, but mobile voice revenue will continue to dominate."

This report analyses the most important trends and drivers that are affecting mobile telecoms services in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and examines the impact that these trends will have during the next 5 years. It includes country views for Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

This report provides:

  • a 5-year forecast of mobile KPIs for SSA and for six key countries
  • an in-depth analysis of the trends, drivers and forecast assumptions for each type of mobile service, and for key countries
  • an overview of operator strategies and country-specific topics, which highlights similarities and differences between countries
  • a summary of results, key implications and recommendations for mobile operators.

Data coverage

Mobile connections

  • Handset, mobile broadband, M2M
  • Prepaid, contract
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Smartphone, non-smartphone

Mobile revenue

  • Servce, retail
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset, mobile broadband, M2M
  • Handset voice, messaging, data

Mobile ARPU

  • SIMs, handset
  • Prepaid, contract
  • Handset voice, data

Voice traffic


  • Outgoing minutes, MoU

Who Should Read this Report

  • Market intelligence, strategy and project managers at mobile operators in SSA.
  • Regulatory bodies in SSA.
  • Financial institutions that directly invest in the telecoms sector in the region, or advise others who do so.
  • Press and media bodies that need a foundation of knowledge of SSA's mobile telecoms market.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Worldwide trends
  3. Worldwide: Mobile service revenue will continue to increase during the forecast period, reaching USD857 billion in 2022
  4. Regional trends
  5. Mobile data services will drive revenue growth in the region, but mobile voice revenue will continue to dominate
  6. Connections will increase in most countries, driven by improved coverage and competition -but growth will slow down
  7. 2G will remain the predominant technology in SSA, while 4G will account for only 11.7% of mobile connections in 2022
  8. South Africa will have the highest mobile 4G and smartphone share of handsets by 2022 -at 31.3% and 73.6%, respectively
  9. Mobile connectivity has been central to tablet adoption, but substitution from smartphones and Wi-Fi will increase
  10. Spending on non-voice services will help to slow down ARPU decline in most countries in SSA
  11. Improved network coverage, affordability of smartphones and price
  12. Country-level trends
  13. Ghana: Non-voice services, including mobile money, will help to boost revenue despite modest growth in terms of SIMs
  14. Kenya: Demand for data and mobile financial services will encourage the continued growth of connections and revenue
  15. Nigeria: Strong subscriber growth against the backdrop of weak economic outlook which will impact consumer spend
  16. South Africa: The release of LTE (News - Alert) spectrum will improve competition while economic difficulties will weaken demand
  17. Tanzania: Rising smartphone take-up, 700MHz auction spectrum and mobile money will support revenue growth
  18. Uganda: The shift from voice to data usage will be accompanied by revenue growth, despite low adoption of 4G

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5h7qdw/mobile_services


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