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Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

June 2020 | 131 pages | ID: S13C56C6BAEEN
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Senegal delays on starting 5G trials

Senegal’s telecom market has witnessed consistent growth in recent years, with the number of mobile subscribers having increased 5.7% in the year to March 2020. Orange Group’s local subsidiary Orange Senegal (Sonatel) is the dominant player in both the fixed-line and mobile sectors. The company reported solid revenue in 2019, and in mid-2020 it issued a XOF100 billion bond to finance its ongoing network upgrades and service offerings. the vibrant mobile sector continues to attract international investment, with Tigo having been acquired by a consortium and rebranded as Free Senegal, mirroring the brand name of an associated company in France which had upset the local market through cheap pricing and comprehensive service offerings.

Competition in the fixed-line sector was introduced when Expresso launched services as the second national operator (SNO) in 2009. However, Sonatel commands a near monopoly on fixed lines. The relatively low number of fixed lines is mirrored with fixed-broadband, with the result that more than 98% of all internet connections are via mobile networks.

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:
  • Sonatel Group issues XOF100 billion bond to finance investment plans;
  • Expresso delays LTE service launch due to COVID-19;
  • Tigo Senegal is rebranded as Free Senegal;
  • Expresso launches E-Money platform;
  • Digital Senegal 2016-2025 programs to cost XOF1,346 billion;
  • ATOS Senegal replaces the State IT Agency (ADIE) to manage the 3,000km fibre network;
  • Report update includes the regulators market data to March 2020, operator data to Q1 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:

Sonatel (Orange Senegal), Free Senegal (Sentel, Tigo Senegal), Saga Africa Holdings, Sudatel (Expresso), Arc Informatique, Globacom, Mainstreet Technologies, Lycamobile Senegal
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 Market analysis

6 REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Telecom sector reform
6.3 Fixed-line developments
6.4 Mobile network developments

7 MOBILE MARKET

7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile data
7.4 Mobile infrastructure
7.5 Major mobile operators
7.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
7.7 Mobile content and applications

8 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 DIGITAL ECONOMY

9.1 E-health
9.2 E-government
9.3 E-commerce

10 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

10.1 Orange Senegal
10.2 Expresso

11 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 National Research and Education Network (NREN)
11.3 International infrastructure
11.4 Data centres
11.5 Smart infrastructure

12 APPENDIX HISTORIC DATA

13 GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

14 RELATED REPORTS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Senegal 2020 (e)
Table 2 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 3 Change in the market share of subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 4 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers 2012 2020
Table 5 Mobile voice traffic per subscriber per month 2016 2020
Table 6 Development of mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Table 7 Development of SMS traffic 2014 2020
Table 8 Change in the number of SMS sent per month 2016 2020
Table 9 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2025
Table 10 Change in the market share of mobile internet subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 11 Change in market share of mobile internet subscribers by platform 2018 2020
Table 12 Orange Senegal mobile broadband subscribers 2013 2018
Table 13 Change in the number of Orange Senegal's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 14 Development of Orange Senegal's mobile revenue () 2011 2019
Table 15 Development of Orange Senegal's prepaid mobile ARPU (XOF) 2011 2019
Table 16 Development of Orange Senegal's prepaid ARPU (XOF) 2016 2019
Table 17 Growth in the number of Free's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Table 18 Growth in the number of Expresso's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Table 19 Growth in the number of Orange Money subscribers 2014 2019
Table 20 Fixed broadband subscribers by alterative ISPs 2018 2020
Table 21 Growth in the number of internet users in Senegal 2010 2020
Table 22 Market share of internet connections by platform 2011 2020
Table 23 Change in internet penetration by platform 2015 2020
Table 24 Change in the number of internet subscribers by platform 2011 2020
Table 25 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 26 Market share of internet subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Table 27 Change in the number of fixed wireless internet subscribers 2012 2020
Table 28 Change in the share of fixed wireless broadband market by operator (keys and data cards) 2013 2020
Table 29 Development of Sonatel Group's financial results 2010 2019
Table 30 Development of Sonatel Group's revenue by type 2016 2019
Table 31 Growth in the number of Sonatel Group's subscribers by platform 2014 2019
Table 32 Development of Orange Senegal financials (XOF) 2012 2019
Table 33 Change in Orange Senegal's fixed-line ARPU 2010 2019
Table 34 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal 2010 2025
Table 35 Change in the market share of fixed-line subscribers by operator 2012 2020
Table 36 International internet bandwidth in Senegal 2010 2017
Table 37 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration 2000 2009
Table 38 Historic - Mobile voice traffic 2002 2009
Table 39 Historic - Orange Senegal mobile subscribers 1999 2009
Table 40 Historic - Orange Senegal blended mobile ARPU () 2012 2016
Table 41 Historic - Internet users in Senegal 2000 2009
Table 42 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 2009
Table 43 Historic - DSL and fibre subscribers in Senegal 2002 2009
Table 44 Historic - Sonatel Group financial results 2004 2009
Table 45 Historic - Orange Senegal fixed-line ARPU 2004 2009
Table 46 Historic -Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal 1999 2009
Table 47 Historic - International internet bandwidth in Senegal 2002 2009
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita 2018
Chart 2 West Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 3 Africa Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Challengers)
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 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 8 Change in the market share of subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 9 Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers 2012 2020
Chart 10 Development of mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Chart 11 Development of SMS traffic 2014 2020
Chart 12 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2025
Chart 13 Change in the market share of mobile internet subscribers by operator 2011 2020
Chart 14 Change in the number of Orange Senegal's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 15 Development of Orange Senegal's prepaid mobile ARPU (XOF) 2011 2019
Chart 16 Growth in the number of Free's mobile subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 17 Growth in the number of Expresso's mobile subscribers 2011 2020
Chart 18 Growth in the number of internet users in Senegal 2010 2020
Chart 19 Change in the number of internet subscribers by platform 2011 2020
Chart 20 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 21 Change in the share of fixed wireless broadband market by operator (keys and data cards) 2013 2020
Chart 22 Development of Sonatel Group's financial results 2010 2019
Chart 23 Development of Sonatel Group's revenue by type 2016 2019
Chart 24 Growth in the number of Sonatel Group's subscribers by platform 2014 2019
Chart 25 Development of Orange Senegal financials (XOF) 2012 2019
Chart 26 Change in Orange Senegal's fixed-line ARPU 2010 2019
Chart 27 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal 2010 2025
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 West Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Map of Senegal
Exhibit 4 West African common regulatory framework 2005
Exhibit 5 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 6 2Africa landing stations


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