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This report identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms sector and provides strategic recommendations for key players. This latest edition has been updated with 2Q16 market data and new forecasts to 2021.


  • Africa is expected to cross the 1 billion mobile subscriptions mark during the second half of 2016, reaching 1.02 billion by the end of the year.
  • Mobile data revenues are growing strongly in Africa, with further growth forecast.
  • The African broadband market is still among the least developed in the world.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides and analyzes the latest market data for Africa.
  • Includes new Ovum five-year forecasts for the African market, to 2021.
  • Analyzes the performance and strategy of major African operators.
  • Identifies and assesses the key areas for potential growth in the African market.

Key questions answered

  • What are the most important recent developments in the African telecoms market?
  • How will the African telecoms market develop over the coming five years?
  • How should African operators position themselves for growth in a changing market?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Financial outlook

  • Recent results
  • M&A update
  • Revenue forecast

Fixed and mobile market assessment

  • Recent results
  • Broadband development
  • Broadband outlook
  • Vendor deals

New growth strategies

  • Digital service strategies
  • Telcos target e-commerce
  • M2M/IoT
  • ICT services
  • Telco-OTT partnerships


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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