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Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

September 2020 | 218 pages | ID: NA6EA890C9EEN
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The Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses report includes all BuddeComm research data and analysis on this country. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Nigeria commits funds to widen broadband service availability

Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent after South Africa. The economy’s recovery from a recent recession, helped the telecom sector attract foreign investment, particularly from China, while government infrastructure programs also stimulate investment.

The regulator has licensed a number of regional infrastructure companies (InfraCos) to build the national broadband network and offer capacity to all service providers on a non-discriminatory, open-access and price-regulated basis. This is helping to boost the country’s fixed-line broadband sector, which has seen considerable consolidation among players in recent years. The government has updated its broadband ambitions, aiming to increase penetration from 30% by 2020 to 70% by the end of 2021 though most connections will be via mobile networks. The sector is still dominated by GSM technology, though a greater reliance on LTE infrastructure is expected in coming years, supported by improved terrestrial fibre networks to provide backhaul for data services. In early 2020 the regulator called on industry players to contribute towards its policy framework for 5G.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:
  • Government approves $328 million loan to complete national backbone project;
  • Regulator begins developing 5G deployment policy based on the results of 5G trials;
  • Second stage of the NIPTI project is started, focussed on delivering fibre to northern areas of the country;
  • Government pledges to deploy 18,000km of fibre to extend broadband to rural areas;
  • Two additional satellites proposed to provide additional capacity to NigComSat;
  • National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 aiming to deliver 70% broadband penetration;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2020, operator data to Q2 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:

Nigerian Telecommunications (ntel, Nitel, Pentascope, Transcorp, M-Tel), Globacom (Glo Mobile), VGC Communications (MTN Nigeria), Nepskom Communications, MTS First Wireless, Suburban Telecom, Backbone Connectivity Network (BCN), Traffic Network Services, Fibre Tech West Africa, Phase3 Telecom, Alheri Engineering, Mobitel Nigeria, Prestel (O-Mobile), Galaxy Backbone, 21st Century Technologies, Main One (Mainstreet Technologies), Brymedia, NigComSat, O3b Networks, WASACE, Linkserve, Pinet Informatics, Odu’a Telecom, Swift Networks, Startech Connection, Netcom Africa, MWEB Nigeria, Accelon (Internet Solutions), Polestar, Naija Wi-Fi, Suburban Telecom, Zinox, Starcomms, Layer3, Airtel Nigeria (formerly Zain, Celtel), 9Mobile (Etisalat Nigeria, EMTS, Mubadala), Visafone, Starcomms (Capcom), Multi-Links, Reliance, Econet Wireless, Vodacom.
1 KEY STATISTICS

2 REGIONAL AFRICA MARKET COMPARISON

2.1 TMI vs GDP
2.2 Mobile and mobile broadband
2.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

3 COUNTRY OVERVIEW

4 COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON THE TELECOM SECTOR

4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Mobile devices
4.3 Subscribers
4.4 Infrastructure

5 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET

5.1 Historical overview

6 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 National Telecommunications Policy (NTP)
6.3 Nigerian Communications Act
6.4 West African common regulatory framework
6.5 Interconnection
6.6 Infrastructure sharing
6.7 Telecom taxes
6.8 Universal service
6.9 Telecom sector liberalisation
6.10 Privatisation of Nitel

7 MOBILE MARKET

7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Regulatory issues
7.4 Mobile infrastructure
7.5 Major GSM mobile operators
7.6 Major CDMA mobile operators
7.7 Mobile content and applications

8 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
8.3 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.4 Other fixed broadband services

9 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

9.1 Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel)
9.2 Globacom
9.3 VGC Communications
9.4 National Long-Distance Operators (NLDO)
9.5 Fixed-wireless network operators

10 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 Backbone networks
10.3 International terrestrial infrastructure
10.4 International submarine infrastructure
10.5 Satellite
10.6 Data centres

11 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

12 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

13 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Nigeria 2020 (e)
Table 2 Change in telecom sector contribution to GDP 2010 2020
Table 3 Financial bids for Nitel/M-Tel, first and second round 2010
Table 4 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 5 Change in the market share of subscribers by operator (GSM) 2011 2020
Table 6 Change in the number of prepaid mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Table 7 Growth in SMS traffic 2010 2020
Table 8 Mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria by operator (GSM) 2012 2020
Table 9 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Table 10 Change in the number of outgoing mobile number portings 2013 2020
Table 11 Change in the number of GSM subscribers 2014 2020
Table 12 Change in the number of MTN Nigeria's mobile subscriber base 2011 2020
Table 13 Change in MTN Nigeria's financial data 2010 2020
Table 14 Development of MTN Nigeria revenue by type 2015 2020
Table 15 Development of MTN Nigeria's financial data (NGN) 2017 2020
Table 16 Decline in MTN Nigeria's mobile ARPU 2009 2020
Table 17 Change in MTN Nigeria's capex 2015 2020
Table 18 Change in MTN Nigeria's customer voice and data traffic 2015 2020
Table 19 Growth in the number of Airtel Nigeria's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 20 Growth in the number of Airtel Nigeria's base stations 2018 2020
Table 21 Development of Airtel Nigeria's financial data 2018 2020
Table 22 Change in Airtel Nigeria's quarterly churn 2018 2020
Table 23 Growth in the number of Globacom's mobile and mobile internet subscriber base 2011 2020
Table 24 Development of Globacom's financial data 2017 2018
Table 25 Change in the number of 9mobile's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 26 Development of 9mobile's financial data 2017 2018
Table 27 Decline in the number of Visafone's mobile subscribers 2013 2020
Table 28 Change in the number of m-payment transactions and value 2010 2019
Table 29 Increase in the number of m-money inter-scheme transactions and value 2017 2020
Table 30 Growth in the number of MTN's M-money subscribers 2018 2020
Table 31 Fixed-line (wired) broadband subscribers 2014 2025
Table 32 Fixed-line (wired) broadband subscribers by operator 2014 2020
Table 33 Change in the number of fixed-wired broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2020
Table 34 Evolution of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Table 35 Growth in the number of VoIP lines by operator 2016 2020
Table 36 Increase in international internet bandwidth in Nigeria 2010 2018
Table 37 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1999 2009
Table 38 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 2009
Table 39 Historic - MTN Nigeria ARPU 2002 2009
Table 40 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Nigeria 2000 2015
Table 41 Historic - SMS traffic 2006 2009
Table 42 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2001 2009
Table 43 Historic - CDMA subscribers by operator 2011 2019
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 2 West Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 3 Africa Bottom-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Emergents)
Chart 4 West Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 5 West Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 West Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
Chart 7 Change in telecom sector contribution to GDP 2010 2020
Chart 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 10 Change in the number of prepaid mobile subscribers 2009 2019
Chart 11 Growth in SMS traffic 2009 2020
Chart 12 Growth in the number of mobile internet subscribers by operator (GSM, million) 2012 2020
Chart 13 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 2025
Chart 14 Change in the number of outgoing mobile number portings 2013 2020
Chart 15 Change in the number of GSM subscribers (million) 2014 2020
Chart 16 Change in the number of MTN Nigeria's mobile subscriber base 2011 2020
Chart 17 Change in MTN Nigeria's financial data (ZAR million) 2010 2020
Chart 18 Change in MTN Nigeria's voice and data revenue (ZAR million) 2015 2020
Chart 19 Development of MTN Nigeria's financial data (NGN billion) 2017 2020
Chart 20 Decline in MTN Nigeria's mobile ARPU 2009 2019
Chart 21 Change in MTN Nigeria's capex 2015 2020
Chart 22 Change in MTN Nigeria's customer voice and data traffic 2015 2020
Chart 23 Growth in the number of Airtel Nigeria's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 24 Development of Airtel Nigeria's financial data 2018 2020
Chart 25 Growth in the number of Globacom's mobile and mobile internet subscriber base 2011 2020
Chart 26 Change in the number of 9mobile's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 27 Change in the number of m-payment transactions and value 2010 2019
Chart 28 Increase in the number of m-money inter-scheme transactions and value 2017 2020
Chart 29 Total fixed-line (wired) broadband subscribers 2014 2025
Chart 30 Fixed-line (wired) broadband subscribers by operator (thousand) 2014 2020
Chart 31 Change in the number of fixed-wired broadband subscribers by operator 2017 2020
Chart 32 Evolution of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Chart 33 Growth in the number of VoIP lines (by operator) 2016 2020
Chart 34 Increase in international internet bandwidth in Nigeria 2010 2018
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 West Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Regional FWA licensees
Exhibit 4 Regional FWA licensees in Nigeria
Exhibit 5 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 6 2Africa landing stations


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