Research and Markets: Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts - 2011

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Research and Markets: Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts - 2011

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts" report to their offering.

3G Mobile and International Fibre Access Will Trigger Broadband Growth

This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Zambia's telecommunications market.

Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).Zambia's GDP growth has remained almost unaffected by the global economic crisis and is expected to continue at around 6% p.a.

The country's telecommunications market is dominated by mobile network operator Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain) which has a market share of around 65%. However, the fastest subscriber growth is currently seen by the runner-up, MTN (formerly Telecel) from South Africa. The third competitor in the mobile market is Cell Z, the mobile division of the national telco, Zamtel. Zamtel has been performing poorly in the mobile as well as the fixed-line sector, despite monopoly rights in the latter, including the international gateway. This has also limited growth in the internet and broadband sector, with some of the highest prices for international bandwidth on the continent.

The landlocked country has recently gained access to international submarine fibre optic cables for the first time, which has already led to some significant retail price reductions for broadband services. Third generation (3G) mobile broadband services were launched in early 2011 and national fibre networks are being rolled out by four different companies. Several ISPs have rolled out WiMAX wireless broadband networks. These developments are set to increase broadband penetration significantly in the coming years.

Zambia's main opposition party has stated it will renationalise Zamtel if it wins the 2011 national elections. A majority stake in the telco is owned by the Libyan government.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Telecommunications market

4. Regulatory environment

5. Fixed network operators in Zambia

6. International infrastructure

7. Internet market

8. Broadband market

9. Digital economy

10. Mobile communications

11. Forecasts

Companies Mentioned:

  • ZICTA (formerly CAZ)
  • ZamNet
  • Zamtel Online
  • CopperNet Solutions
  • UUNet Zambia
  • Microlink Technologies
  • AfriConnect
  • Zain Zambia
  • MTN Zambia
  • Cell Z

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