1. Market Research
  2. > Telecom Market Trends

The Telecommunication Market in East Africa: Key Fixed and Mobile Market Indicators

  • August 2014
  • 91 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2348376


Table of Contents

International Submarine Cables to Increase Telecommunications Reach

This research service provides an analysis of the East African telecommunications market. It focuses on providing data for fixed, mobile, and Internet subscribers and the respective penetration rates for each country within the region. A discussion of emerging market trends is provided, highlighting the entrance of the international submarine cables and a giving brief socio-economic analysis. In addition, the mobile network operators present in each country are provided, along with their market shares. The research also offers conclusions.

Key Findings
-The most-developed telecommunications markets by penetration rates in East Africa are Kenya ( %), North Sudan ( %), and Tanzania ( %).
-Land-locked countries such as Rwanda and Uganda have shown that geographical location is not a deterrence to telecommunications development. Although these countries are small in area size, investments in international fibre connections has reduced satellite costs and opened a platform for ICT integration with other verticals such as education and healthcare services.
-Socio-economic and political issues, along with government monopolies of the telecommunications markets in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Comoros, have led to low and underdeveloped communications markets in these countries.
-The overall communications penetration is over % in the Seychelles ( %). However, this the result of the robust tourism industry, where mobile SIM cards are bought for short-term use.
-Nevertheless, Seychelles has the highest ICT Development Index (IDI) in Africa, ranked 64th out of countries globally, followed by Mauritius and South Africa, which ranked second and third in Africa, respectively.

Geographic Scope
This research service focuses on the East African telecommunications market and covers the following countries: Service Scope The focus of this research service will be on telecommunications service providers (SPs), which are segmented into the following:
-Fixed-line operators
-Mobile operators
-Internet service providers Technology Scope This research service outlines the range of broadband technologies currently deployed and planned in these markets. Technologies include fibre, satellite, WiMax, Wi-Fi, 3G, ADSL, and CDMA.

Research Scope
-Republic of Sudan

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 60 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

Veronica helps you find the right report:


The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

Middle East and North Africa telecoms market: interim forecast update 2016–2021

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by Analysys Mason

This report provides: - an interim update of our 5-year forecast of more than 175 mobile and fixed KPIs for the Middle East and North Africa, as a whole and for 12 key countries, which was previously published ...

Developed Asia–Pacific telecoms market: interim forecast report 2016–2021

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by Analysys Mason

"Telecoms retail revenue in developed Asia–Pacific will grow at a CAGR of 0.6% from 2015 to 2021 when it will reach USD178 billion." Mobile handset data, IoT, fixed broadband and IPTV revenue will continue ...

Wireless network data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends and forecasts 2016–2021

  • $ 7999
  • Industry report
  • March 2017
  • by Analysys Mason

"Cellular data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa will be over 9 times higher in 2021 than in 2016 – this growth will be key to mobile operators' future prospects." Mobile network operators in Sub-Saharan ...


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.