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Tunisia, Algeria and Libya Telecommunications Report

Tunisia, Algeria and Libya Telecommunications Report

Market Study
Published: October 2016
Pages: 87
Research from: Business Monitor International
Sector: Broadband & Fixed

From: GBP 820.00
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The North African telecoms sector continue s evolving from comprising primarily of voice-centric markets towards mark ets driven by data consumption. M obile broadband is increasingly becoming one of the core drivers and offer s the greatest future growth opportunities. 3G services have been successfully launched in Algeria and Tunisia, and the 4G services licensing and deployment is now underway in both markets. However, demand for these services still depends on the macroeconomic situation: higher purchasing power helps with the development of the telecoms market, while the security situation is always at the forefront in the region .

Latest Updates And Industry Developments

  • We have revised our mobile subscriber forecasts for both Algeria and Tunisia to reflect the latest operator data for the end of 2016 and the first three months of 2016. We now predict that Algeria will have 45mn mobile customers at the end of 2016 (11.4% penetration) and Tunisia will have almost 15mn subscribers (131.5% penetration).

  • Currency depreciations had a negative impact for international operators present in Algeria and Tunisia, as USD-denominated ARPU declined.

  • The wireline broadband market was also impacted by the advance of 3G and 4G services. 4G LTE services were launched in Tunisia in April 2016. Algeria is looking to fast-track the licensing of 4G, although 3G services have only just been introduced.

Algeria's Mobile Market Offers the Region's Greatest Growth Opportunities
3G & 4G Customers to Account for a Growing Share of Total Market
National Sources/BMI

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