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DRC: Network Coverage Extensions, Mobile Data and Fixed Internet to Drive Telecom Market Growth

DRC: Network Coverage Extensions, Mobile Data and Fixed Internet to Drive Telecom Market Growth

  • May 2017
  • 32 pages
  • ID: 4910434
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Revenue from fixed services including voice and Internet access is expected to record a CAGR of ##.##% during 2016-2021 to reach $##.##m by 2021.
According to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the nominal GDP of DRC reached $##.##bn in 2016, up ##.##% over 2015.
Though mobile voice will remain the largest revenue-contributing segment, its share is expected to decline from ##.##% in 2016 to ##.##% by 2021.

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DRC: Network Coverage Extensions, Mobile Data and Fixed Internet to Drive Telecom Market Growth

Brief

In 2016, DRC generated telecom service revenue of US$1.2bn (equivalent to 3.00 percent of nominal GDP), a decrease of 18.50 percent over 2015, primarily due to SIM registration, political and social unrest seen in the nation for most of the year, and depreciation of local currency. The most important two operators, Vodacom DRC and Airtel DRC, which provide mobile voice and data services, accounted for 59.60 percent of global service revenue in 2016. Operators are focusing on expanding their 2G/3G network coverage and offering low-cost smartphones and economical data and device plans to strengthen their market position.

2G remains the most adopted technology in DRC, accounting for 94.00 percent of mobile subscriptions in 2016; however, we expect its share to decline to 87.80 percent by 2021, owing to customers' migration to more advance 3G technologies and the launch of 4G services in the very close future. 3G subscriptions will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.80 percent during 2016-2021, to reach 7.4m or 11.90 percent of global mobile subscriptions by 2021, supported by operator investments in 3G network coverage expansions.

Broadband penetration will continue to remain stagnant during 2016-2021, owing to lack of national and worldwide terrestrial connectivity leading to a high cost of broadband services in the country. However, the ongoing fifth phase of the Central African Backbone project 2014-2019 is anticipated to boost broadband connectivity in the country in the long run.

Over the next five years, operators should seize alternatives arising from increased demand for data services. Furthermore, operator focus on 3G network expansion, on mobile data monetization and on development of fixed broadband infrastructure together with the forthcoming launch of 4G in the close future present opportunities for vendors and investors.

The industry report "DRC: Network Coverage Extensions, Mobile Data and Fixed Internet to Drive Telecom Market Growth" offers an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in DRC today, with exhaustive forecasts of top indicators up to 2021. Moreover, this market report offers in-depth analysis of the near-term opportunities, challenging dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband and mobile sectors, as well as a review of main regulatory trends.

Strategic analysis report:

- Regional context: Telecom market size and forecasts in DRC compared with other countries in the region.

- The regulatory environment and forecasts: A review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as efficient developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, number portability and more.

- A demand profile: Analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice and mobile data markets.

- Service evolution: A look at changes in the breakdown of global revenue between the fixed and mobile sectors and between voice, info and video from 2016 to 2021.

- The ambitious landscape: An examination of top trends in competition and in the performance, revenue market shares and expected moves of service providers over the next 18-24 months.

- In-depth sector analysis of fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice and mobile data services: A quantitative analysis of service adoption trends by network technology and by operator, as well as of average revenue per line/subscription and service revenue through the end of the forecast period.

Firms mentioned in this industry report: Airtel DRC, Orange DRC, Africell DRC, Vodacom DRC, Supercell, Congolese Posts and Telecommunications Corporation, iBurst Africa, Microcom, Liquid Telecom, Alepo, Intelsat, O3b, Gilat Satcom, Regulatory Authority of Post and Telecommunications of Congo.

Overview

- The global telecom services revenue in DRC will grow at a CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) of 9.90 percent during 2016-2021 to reach $1.9bn by 2021. The fixed/mobile revenue split will be dominated by the mobile segment through 2021, with the share of the fixed segment to decline from 10.40 percent in 2016 to 7.60 percent in 2021.

- Mobile data will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.00 percent during 2016-2021, benefitting from increasing smartphone penetration and more reasonable and highly broken down data plans spurring mobile data usage and adoption.

- 2G remains the most adopted technology in DRC accounting for 94.00 percent of mobile subscriptions in 2016; however, we expect its share to decline to 87.80 percent by 2021, owing to customers' migration to more advanced 3G technologies and the launch of 4G services in the upcoming future.

- The best two operators, Vodacom DRC and Airtel DRC, which provide mobile voice and data services, accounted for 59.60 percent of global service revenue in 2016. Operators are focusing on expanding their 2G/3G network coverage and offering low-cost smartphones and cost-effective data and device plans to strengthen their market position.

Great reasons to purchase

- This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of DRC's telecommunications market, service providers and main opportunities in a brief format to benefit executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

- Accompanying GlobalData's Forecast products, the study examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and imminent trends in DRC's mobile communications, fixed telephony/VoIP and broadband markets, containing the evolution of service provider market shares.

- With more than 20 charts and tables, the analysis is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

- The market research offers an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around detailed information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to rapidly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Botswana's telecommunications market.

- The broad perspective of the report coupled with exhaustive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in DRC.

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