Cameroon & Gabon Telecom Sector Report Q2 2016 by BMI Now Available at

11 May 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Their dynamic mobile marketplaces, reviving economies and progressive regulatory regulations make Cameroon and Gabon to be slightly risky destinations for investment.

Gabon’s telecom market has reached saturation, with consolidation, however, being underway. This is likely to result in the intensification of price competition, and operators are required to concentrate more on services than infrastructure as an overriding factor. Cameroon’s telecoms regulator ART is vigorously promoting investment in fibre, thus allowing operators to reduce operating expenses and invest in cutting-edge services.

In 2015, a higher degree of competition and mandatory SIM card re-registration had push-pull effects on the mobile marketplace in Gabon. Saturation and the sector’s comparatively small size make the actual competitive scenario untenable, something the merger of Moov and Libertis will mitigate, to some extent. The focus is placed on 3G migration.

Cameroon remains far from the point of saturation, however, addressing the huge rural market implies that this is not an issue that operators have to be scared of anytime soon. The regulator has occupied a more proactive position of late, driving investments in fibre optic backbones and clearing the cost for incumbent CamTel to enter the mobile market.

In-demand report “Cameroon and Gabon Telecommunications Report Q2 2016” elaborated by Business Monitor International (BMI) provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications markets in Sub-Saharan African countries such as Cameroon and Gabon. The study presents a detailed SWOT analysis of the countries’ telecom markets; offers historical and forecast data for the domestic telecom sectors during 2013-2020. For the regional telecom market, the report provides risk-reward ratings for Q2 2016, offering a regional RRI comparison for the countries and Sub-Saharan Africa risk-reward ratio. The study canvases the mobile and wireline voice & broadband market segments; examines the regulatory environment in the countries in question; and limelights the market drivers and trends. Furthermore, the report presents detailed company profiles of the major domestic operators.

Companies mentioned include: Airtel Africa, MTN, and Orange.

More insightful reports by the publisher can be found at BMI page.


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