Ethiopia – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband And Forecasts – New Market Report Published

New report provides detailed analysis of the Telecommunications market

LONDON, ENGLAND

Ethiopia is the last country in Africa allowing its national telco, ETC a monopoly on all telecom services including fixed, mobile, Internet and data communications. This monopolistic control has stifled innovation and retarded expansion. The government tries to encourage foreign investment in a broad range of industries by allowing foreigners up to 100% equity ownership. However, there is no official schedule for the privatisation of the national carrier and the introduction of competition, but once this happens, the potential to satisfy unmet demand in all service sectors is huge. A recently announced management contract with France Telecom is expected to lead to improved performance by ETC and is seen as a first step towards privatisation.

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Key highlights:

Forecasts for mobile and Internet markets to 2012 and 2015;
France Telecom to manage ETC for the next three years;
Detailed profile of the monopoly service provider in all market sectors;
Extensive rollouts of national and international fibre infrastructure;
Multi-billion US$ investments planned before 2012.Estimated market penetration rates in Ethiopia’s telecoms sector

For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecommunications sector in Ethiopia, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:

One of the least developed but fastest growing mobile markets in the region;
Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
The monopoly telecom provider in the country;
Internet and broadband development and growth;
Mobile data services, including 3G;
Average Revenue per User (ARPU).This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Ethiopia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:

Key statistics;
Market and industry overviews;
Regulatory environment;
The monopoly situation in all service segments;
Plans for privatisation and market liberalisation;
Infrastructure development;
Mobile voice and data markets;
Average Revenue per User (ARPU) trends;
Internet development;
Broadband, including 3G mobile;
Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

The Ethiopia – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts report includes all research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

Please review the Table of Contents for more details.

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