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This report, the latest in a series focused on Africa, identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms market, assesses the prospects for the sector on the continent, and provides strategic recommendations for key players.


  • Many African operators are facing headwinds as the rate of growth in their markets slows, competition intensifies, and weaker economic conditions prevail in key markets. At the same time, there are big opportunities in data connectivity and digital services on the continent. The number of mobile broadband subscriptions in Africa will reach one billion in 2020, according to new forecasts by Ovum.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes the latest statistics and forecasts for the African telecoms market.
  • Analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms market.
  • Provides strategic advice to key players.

Key questions answered

  • What are the latest figures and forecasts for the African telecoms market and what do they mean?
  • What strategies are operators and other key players on the continent pursuing, and how successful have they been?
  • How will Africa's telecoms markets develop over the coming few years?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Financial outlook

  • Recent results
  • Africa revenues forecast

Fixed and mobile market assessment

  • Broadband development
  • Broadband outlook
  • Vendor deals
  • Digital service developments


  • Methodology
  • Additional data tables
  • Further reading
  • Author

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