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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.

Digital services gather momentum

Key messages:

  • Landmark of 1 billion mobile subscriptions in Africa is fast approaching. Macroeconomic difficulties and regulatory issues – such as SIM registration drives in a number of countries – held back growth in Africa’s telecoms market in 1H16.
  • Digital service strategies begin to pay off. For the past few years, several major operators in Africa have adopted strategies of pursuing diversification and growth in digital services such as digital media, mobile financial services (MFS), and ICT services.


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