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AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Contents Mobile sector overview –Mobile Africa –Mobile business –Mobile policy –Wireless Internet –Mobile future.

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2 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Contents Mobile sector overview –Mobile Africa –Mobile business –Mobile policy –Wireless Internet –Mobile future 22 Topical Tables 55 Country Pages Directory of ministries, regulators & operators

3 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 MOBILE AFRICA: Worlds fastest growing mobile market

4 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Mobile predominant method of telecommunications in Africa 43 African countries (78%) have more mobile than fixed telephone subscribers Almost 70% of African telephone subscribers use mobile Mobile passed fixed in 2001

5 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 MOBILE BUSINESS CelTel, MTN, Orascom, Vodacom Other strategic investors (> 1 country) Strategic investors in Africa, 2003 Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) Per month, 2003, US$

6 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 MOBILE POLICY Majority allow competition Enhancing competition Universal access Mobile market structure in Africa, number of countries

7 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Universal service Community access centres Coverage Subsidizing low income users

8 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 WIRELESS INTERNET 1.Second Generation (2G) 2.Second and a half (2.5G) 3.Third Generation (3G) 4.Fixed wireless

9 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 SMS per subscriber per month, G SMS4D: Agriculture, democracy, health, finance GSM dial-up SMS close to or above world average

10 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS G Commercial GPRS networks in Africa, Dec CountryOperatorLaunchName Subscribers TotalDate% total subs. South Africa MTNJul.02dataLIVE30'000Jun.030.6% South Africa VodacomOct-02MyLife Sep.030.4% EgyptVodafoneApr.03live!25'000Dec.030.9% EgyptMobinilSep.03Life Dec.032.3%

11 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS G No formal launches or licensing procedures Source: Uganda Communications Commission. Fixed wireless 3G using CDMA2000 1x First mobile 3G network in Angola

12 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Fixed wireless Nigerian Fixed Wireless Access operators deploying CDMA2000 1x, 2003 OperatorFrequencyInfra- structure Vendor Date announced Coverage Intercellular800 MHzMotorolaJuly-03Lagos Multi-Links1900 MHzNortel Networks March-03Lagos Reliance1900 MHzEricssonApril-03Nationwide Starcomms1900 MHzEricssonMarch-03Lagos Starcomms1900 MHzHuaweiAugust-03Kano, Lagos

13 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 MOBILE FUTURE Can growth be sustained? New mobile subscribers in Africa, millions

14 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Barriers? Little relation between mobile penetration and low levels of income Little relation between mobile coverage and urban population

15 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Expanding mobile Government –Minimizing / eliminating taxes/fees –Promote infrastructure sharing –Full service licenses –Interconnect –Minimize inefficiencies –Universal access policies –Market information Operators –Lower interconnect rates –Expand coverage –Roaming/data services Manufacturers –Cheaper & appropriate equipment –Poverty reduction Donors –Capacity building –Recycle handsets –Backbones Low: annual growth 10% Medium: annual growth 16% High: annual growth 21% Forecast mobile subscribers in Africa under different scenarios. Millions, 2010

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17 AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATION INDICATORS 2004 Internet users per 100 inhabitants Top African countries, 2003


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