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Communications Markets in Kenya
'Kenya: Steady Growth Expected as Operator Dynamics Set to Change,' a new Country Intelligence Report by Pyramid Research, offers a precise, incisive profile of Kenya's mobile and fixed telecommunications markets based on comprehensive proprietary data and insights from our research in the Kenyan market. Published annually, this presentation-quality, executive-level report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband and mobile in addition to a review of key regulatory trends.
Key findings of the report include:
> Pyramid Research expects to see overall service revenue in Kenya grow at a 5.2% CAGR over the 2014-2018 period. The fixed/mobile revenue split is not expected to change significantly over the forecast period, with the share of fixed
services remaining at around 5% of total revenue.
> Adoption of 3G technologies is at 16% of the mobile subscription base; we project this will grow as operators continue to expand their networks. Although there has been much talk about the rollout of LTE, so far none of the operators have
been issued a license. Pyramid Research expects the rollout of LTE to begin in 2015 and the total number of subscriptions to reach 1.2m by 2018, 2.7% of total mobile subscriptions in Kenya.
> The total number of broadband access lines grew by 13.6% year over year to 88,400 in 2013, a result of the growth of
fibre connectivity. We expect the number of broadband access lines to increase to 248,900 in 2018. The rollout of fibre
will continue to drive growth, but we also expect the number of XDSL lines to grow steadily over the forecast period.