Tanzania Telecommunications Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Tanzania Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: The entrance of Viettel in October 2015 and Tigo's acquisition of Zantel is likely to redistribute the mobile market shares and potentially stimulate growth. Mobile data will continue to grow through 3G and 4G networks. The fixed broadband market will see growth, especially as the TTCL long-term investments begin to bear fruit and the country benefits from TTCL's advanced nationwide fibre - optic network supported by data centres, three active satellites and two commissioned satellites , due to be commissioned soon .

Strong Investment Supports 3G/4G Market Growth
2008-2019
f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, Operators

Key Data

  • The mobile sector grew 16.1% in 2014, compared to growth of 0.8% in 2013 following the discounting of inactive subscriptions and a 1.1% growth in Q313.

  • Despite increased usage, both in terms of voice and data, ARPU continues to decline through strong competition, which will be exacerbated by Viettel's market entry.

  • MFS users have continued to rise and Tanzania has become the first country to offer interoperability across all MFS platforms.

  • The fixed-line market continues to contract because of a lack of investment and fixed-to-mobile substitution.

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
10
Political
12
Economic
13
Operational Risk
15
Industry Forecast
17
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Tanzania 2012-2019)
17
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
22
Sub-Saharan Africa Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index - Q4 2015
22
Table: SSA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index - Q4 2015
25
Market Overview
27
Mobile Market
27
Regional Perspective
27
Table: Regional Comparison, 2014
27
Market Trends
28
Broadband
33
Wireline
34
Regulatory Development
35
Regulatory Developments
35
Table: Tanzania: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
35
Table: Digital Migration Phase One Timetable
39
Competitive Landscape
41
Table: Tanzania Mobile Market Overview
41
Table: Airtel
41
Table: Vodacom
41
Table: Zantel
42
Table: Tigo
42
Table: TTCL
43
Company Profile
44
TTCL
44
Vodacom Tanzania
48
Demographic Forecast
51
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Tanzania 1990-2025)
52
Table: Key Population Ratios (Tanzania 1990-2025)
52
Table: Urban/Rural Population And Life Expectancy (Tanzania 1990-2025)
53
Table: Population By Age Group (Tanzania 1990-2025)
53
Table: Population By Age Group % (Tanzania 1990-2025)
54
Glossary
56
Table: Glossary Of Terms
56
Methodology
58
Industry Forecast Methodology
58
Sources
60
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
60
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
61
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
62

The Tanzania Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Tanzania's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Tanzania Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Tanzania.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Tanzania to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Tanzanian telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Tanzania's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Tanzania.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.