Release date: 2008-05-25

New Report Published by Analyses the African Telecom Market

(PRZOOM - Press & Newswire) —  London, United Kingdom, 2008-05-25 -, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report analysing the African telecom market


Report Buyer has added a new report analysing the African telecom market.
“2007 Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Central and Eastern Regions” reports that a new peace agreement signed in the Ivory Coast in March 2007 gives hope for a normalisation of affairs in this divided country. However, most segments of the telecom market have continued to flourish during the crisis which started in 1999.

The report shows that recent events such as the launch of a third and a fourth mobile network and the sale of the second national operator for more than $30,000 per customer are indicators for the enormous potential that is seen in this market. The country has a relatively well developed infrastructure and some of the lowest prices in Africa for ADSL broadband services, with speeds of up to 8Mb/s.

Authors of the report say low fixed-line teledensity and Internet penetration and strong growth of mobile telephony have been the chief characteristics of the telecom markets in the Central and Eastern regions of Africa. Several new international submarine cable projects are now set to bring large amounts of fibre-based bandwidth to countries along the continent's East coast and in the interior for the first time.

The study finds that key countries in the region have privatised their incumbent telcos, liberalised international access and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Internet telephony, and are implementing new competition frameworks. This is creating new opportunities in an environment of converging technologies and services and promises the long-awaited cost reduction and improved availability of telecommunications.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in the telecommunications markets of an additional eight African countries: Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

“2007 Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Central and Eastern Regions” is available from Report Buyer. For more information, see website.

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