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This report analyzes the African telecoms market and provides strategic recommendations based on Ovum’s Africa market data and forecasts to 2022.


  • Data connectivity and digital services will continue to be the main drivers of growth for the African telecoms market and should be central to the strategies of operators on the continent.
  • Africa will have 1 billion mobile broadband subscriptions by 2022.

Features and Benefits

  • The report sets out and analyzes the main trends in the African telecoms market, and makes recommendations for operators and other key players.
  • The report uses Ovum's Africa market data and forecasts to identify the growth sectors in the African telecoms market.

Key questions answered

  • What are the most important recent developments in the African telecoms market, and what is the outlook for the coming few years?
  • What should operators and other major players in the African market do to make the most of the opportunities on the continent?

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 contracts

Digital services

  • Operator digital strategies


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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