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This report identifies and analyzes major recent developments in the African telecoms market, as well as assessing the prospects for the sector on the continent.


  • The African telecoms sector continues to offer good growth prospects, but in some important respects the pace of growth is slower than it has been in the recent past.
  • Although mobile voice service revenues are still growing in Africa, the data segment offers the best growth prospects. New opportunities are arising thanks to Africa’s increasing international connectivity, the rollout of mobile broadband networks, and the greater affordability of smartphones.

Features and Benefits

  • The report provides and analyzes historical and five-year forecast data about the African telecoms market, including subscriptions and revenues.
  • The report compares the financial results of major operating groups in Africa.
  • The report assesses the development of Africa's broadband market.
  • The report analyzes the efforts of African operators to develop new digital services.

Key questions answered

  • What are the big trends in the African telecoms market?
  • Which markets and service segments offer the best growth prospects in Africa?
  • How are the strategies of the major African operators developing?

Table of contents


  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Financial outlook

  • Recent results
  • Africa’s telecoms sector is still attracting investors
  • Regional forecast

Fixed and mobile market assessment

  • Recent results
  • Mobile and fixed broadband development
  • Mobile broadband subscription trends
  • Major vendor deals in 4Q14


  • Methodology
  • Additional data tables
  • Further reading
  • Author

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