Africa witnessed a phenomenal growth of the telecom market throughout the recent years. Today, we explore this increase further by measuring each country’s maturity.
Next on the agenda, new projects in Asia Pacific are underway, which might push the region’s telecoms forward. Let’s have a look at the key upcoming developments selected by our top analysts:
- Mauritius, Ghana and Tunisia lead the African Telecoms
Mobile telephony remains by far the dominant telecom service across Africa, accounting for more than 90% of all telephone lines on the continent.This has lead in most countries to effective competition within the mobile sector and encouraged infrastructure investment to provide services based on upgraded technologies.
Thanks to a recent Budde research, Mauritius is the top ranking country out of 16 Market Leaders with Telecom Maturity score of 43. Moreover, 15 countries are classified as Market Challengers and 13 countries as Developing Nations.
Learn more here: Africa – Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
Improvements to Internet services are expected with the 2018 build-out of a new submarine cable known as the Coral Sea Cable System which will link PNG to the Solomon Islands, with a connecting cable to the Australian (Sydney) landing station.
It will provide increased Internet capacity and reliability as well reduce Internet costs for consumers.The Solomon Islands will also benefit from a domestic cable which will be extended to key major islands.
- Australia major sub-market for data centres in Asia
Australia has progressed to now being one of the four major sub-markets for data centres in Asia alongside Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
There are huge growth expectations for Asia Pacific region and many cloud providers are investing their capital. In response to this growth, a number of existing major Australian data centre providers such as Digital Reality and Metronode and new regional providers such as AirTrunk are ramping up local data centre capacity.
Read more: Australia – Data Centres and Internet of Things (IoT)