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This research service provides an analysis of the West 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 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
-In 2013, the West African region had a total telecommunications penetration rate of % with the majority of the population being connected to a mobile network (%). The fixed-line communications sector is still underdeveloped, with a penetration of %, and is only available in the main business districts within the countries in the region.
-Civil wars, poverty, government monopolies, and outdated telecommunications infrastructure are some of the inhibiting factors for parts of the region.
-The mobile sector is the most active means of communication as a result of market liberalisation and investment from major regional operators.
-West Africa is home to the some of the biggest international mobile operators, such as Orange, Millicom, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone. Other regional telecoms investors include Maroc Telecom, Sudatel MTN, and Atlantique Telecom, which is owned by Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
-The Internet market also presents huge opportunities for growth and with the entrance of international submarine cables since 2010. Changes in the market are expected to take place provided that fast bandwidth is available at affordable prices.
-Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea, and Sierra Leone also present opportunities for growth for mobile communications. Meanwhile, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and the Ivory Coast have to look for new revenue streams as a result of decreasing average revenues per user (ARPUs).

Research Scope
Geographic Scope This research service focuses on the West 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.
Total Telecommunications Market: Geographic Scope, West Africa, 2013
-Benin
-Ghana
-Niger
-Burkina Faso
-Guinea
-Nigeria
-Cape Verde
-Guinea Bissau
-Senegal
-Ivory Coast
-Liberia
-Sierra Leone
-Gambia
-Mali
-Togo

Table Of Contents

The Telecommunications Market in West Africa: Key Fixed and Mobile Market Indicators
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary
Key Findings

2. MARKET OVERVIEW

Market Overview
Research Scope
Geographic Scope
West African Countries Overview
Breakdown of Submarine Cables in West Africa
Market Definitions

3. TOTAL WEST AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

Total West African Telecommunications Market
Total Telecommunications Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Total Telecommunications Market—Per cent of Fixed and Mobile Subscribers by Country

4. BENIN ANALYSIS

Benin Analysis
Benin Market Highlights
Benin Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Benin Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

5. BURKINA FASO ANALYSIS

Burkina Faso Analysis
Burkina Faso Market Highlights
Burkina Faso Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Burkina Faso Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

6. CAPE VERDE ANALYSIS

Cape Verde Analysis
Cape Verde Market Highlights
Cape Verde Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Cape Verde Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

7. IVORY COAST ANALYSIS

Ivory Coast Analysis
Ivory Coast Market Highlights
Ivory Coast Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Ivory Coast Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

8. GAMBIA ANALYSIS

Gambia Analysis
Gambia Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Gambia Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

9. GHANA ANALYSIS

Ghana Analysis
Ghana Market Highlights
Ghana Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Ghana Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

10. GUINEA ANALYSIS

Guinea Analysis
Guinea Market Highlights
Guinea Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Guinea Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

11. GUINEA BISSAU ANALYSIS

Guinea Bissau Analysis
Guinea Bissau Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Guinea Bissau Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

12. LIBERIA ANALYSIS

Liberia Analysis
Liberia Market Highlights
Liberia Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Liberia Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

13. MALI ANALYSIS

Mali Analysis
Mali Market Highlights
Mali Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Mali Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

14. NIGER ANALYSIS

Niger Analysis
Niger Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Niger Market—Telecommunication Operators Analysis

15. NIGERIA ANALYSIS

Nigeria Analysis
Nigeria Market Highlights
Nigeria Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Nigeria Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

16. SENEGAL ANALYSIS

Senegal Analysis
Senegal Market Highlights
Senegal Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Senegal Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

17. SIERRA LEONE ANALYSIS

Sierra Leone Analysis
Sierra Leone Market Highlights
Sierra Leone Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Sierra Leone Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

18. TOGO ANALYSIS

Togo Analysis
Togo Market—Fixed-line and Mobile Subscribers
Togo Market—Telecommunications Operators Analysis

19. THE LAST WORD

The Last Word
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The Frost and Sullivan Story
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