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Tunisia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

August 2020 | 133 pages | ID: TAF9E67A65DEN
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The Tunisia - 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

Tunisia planning nano-satellite launches to 2023

Tunisia has one of the most sophisticated telecom infrastructures in North Africa. Penetration rates for mobile and internet services are among the highest in the region. Stimulated by the Digital Tunisia 2020 program, a number of regulatory measures and infrastructure projects have been instituted aimed at improving internet connectivity to underserved areas. The MNOs have built extensive LTE infrastructure, while operators such as Ooredoo are working with vendors to develop 5G networks and services though the regulator does not expect to offer 5G licenses until 2021. Other investment has been earmarked for vectoring VDSL and fibre to deliver improved fixed-line broadband services.

The events of the ‘Arab Spring’ revolution in 2011 drove the country into a brief recession, but GDP growth soon returned to pre-crisis levels. While GDP growth has been modest yet sufficient to encourage confidence in economic recovery, the government’s measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to result in a significant decline in GDP for 2020.

The MNOs Ooredoo and Orange Tunisie are also licensed as fixed-line operators and have launched DSL and FttP services. In addition, a dozen public and private ISPs compete in this sector, supported by a nationwide fibre optic backbone network and international access via submarine and terrestrial fibre.

A reform of the country’s Telecommunications Act was initiated in 2013, and government internet censorship was abolished. In addition, laws supporting e-commerce and digital signatures have been passed, which has led to one of the most active e-government and e-commerce sectors in Africa.

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:
  • Tunisia adopts UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators (UIUs), signs MoU with India to promote ICTs;
  • Telnet planning launch of 30 nano-satellites;
  • Ooredoo Tunisia contracts Nokia and Huawei to develop 5G networks and systems;
  • 5G licences expected to be issued in 2021;
  • M-money interoperability becomes available across the three mobile networks;
  • Tunisie Telecom delivers FttC with VDSL vectoring, completes G.fast trials;
  • Report updates include the regulators market data to May 2020, telcos financial and operating 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:

Tunisie Telecom (Tunicell), Orange Tunisie, Ooredoo (Tunisiana, Orascom, Wataniya, Qatar Telecom/Qtel), Planet Tunisie, 3S GlobalNet, HexaByte, Tunet, Topnet, Divona Telecom, Thuraya, Nokia Networks, Huawei Technologies, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson.
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 Historical overview
6.2 Regulatory authorities
6.3 Fixed-line developments
6.4 Mobile network developments

7 MOBILE MARKET

7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile infrastructure
7.4 Major mobile operators
7.5 Mobile content and applications

8 FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Broadband statistics
8.3 Public Internet access locations
8.4 Agence Tunisienne d'Internet (ATI)
8.5 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 DIGITAL ECONOMY

9.1 E-commerce
9.2 E-learning
9.3 E-government

10 FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS

10.1 Tunisie Telecom
10.2 Orange Tunisie
10.3 Ooredoo Tunisie (Tunisiana)

11 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
11.2 VoIP
11.3 International infrastructure
11.4 Cloud services
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 - Tunisia 2020 (e)
Table 2 Telecom sector revenue in Tunisia 2016- 2019
Table 3 Telecom sector revenue by major operator 2016 - 2019
Table 4 Telecom sector revenue by sector 2012 - 2019
Table 5 Annual mobile numbers ported 2016 - 2020
Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 7 Change in the number of mobile prepaid and contract subscribers 2014 2020
Table 8 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2010 - 2020
Table 9 Increase in LTE coverage 2016 - 2019
Table 10 Increase in the number of mobile base stations by platform 2015 - 2019
Table 11 Increase in the number of M2M connections 2015 - 2020
Table 12 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 13 Change in the number of dedicated mobile broadband subscribers (3G/LTE with key) 2010 - 2020
Table 14 Change in the number of dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2013 - 2020
Table 15 Change in operator market share of mobile broadband subscribers (3G/LTE) 2013 - 2020
Table 16 Standard 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers and penetration 2013 - 2020
Table 17 Change in the number of 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers by operator 2014 - 2020
Table 18 Increase in monthly mobile data traffic by device type (TB) 2015 - 2020
Table 19 Increase in annual mobile data traffic by device type (TB) 2015 - 2019
Table 20 Change in the number of Tunisie Telecom's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 21 Decline in Ooredoo Tunisia's blended monthly ARPU 2010 - 2020
Table 22 Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data 2010 - 2020
Table 23 Growth in the number of Ooredoo Tunisia's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 24 Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data (TND) 2016 - 2020
Table 25 Change in the number of Orange Tunisie's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 26 Development of Orange Tunisie's mobile revenue 2012 - 2019
Table 27 Change in the number of Lycamobile Tunisie's mobile subscribers 2015 - 2020
Table 28 Development of Lycamobile Tunisie's mobile revenue 2016 - 2019
Table 29 Proportion of fixed-line broadband connections: lower data speed 2014 - 2020
Table 30 Proportion of fixed-line broadband connections: higher data speed 2014 - 2020
Table 31 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Table 32 Increase in computer penetration in households 2010 - 2019
Table 33 Decline in the number of public internet kiosks 2015 - 2020
Table 34 Growth in the number of DSL subscribers 2010 - 2020
Table 35 Change in the number of DSL subscribers by operator 2013 - 2020
Table 36 Change in the market share of DSL subscribers by operator 2013 - 2020
Table 37 Increase in the number of FttP/B subscribers 2008 - 2020
Table 38 Change in the number of fixed-wireless broadband subscribers 2017 - 2019
Table 39 Satellite internet subscribers 2015 - 2020
Table 40 Growth in the number of Ooredoo Tunisie's fixed-line subscribers 2015 - 2020
Table 41 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2025
Table 42 Fixed line household penetration 2017 - 2019
Table 43 Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers by operator 2009 2020
Table 44 Change in the market share of fixed-lines by operator 2009 - 2020
Table 45 VoIP lines in service in Tunisia 2013 2020
Table 46 Market share of VoIP lines per operator 2016 2019
Table 47 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2006 2019
Table 48 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Tunisia 1995 - 2009
Table 49 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Tunisia 1999 - 2009
Table 50 Historic - Ooredoo Tunisia mobile subscribers 2002 - 2009
Table 51 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia 1995 - 2009
Table 52 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2015
Table 53 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2002 - 2009
Table 54 Historic - PC household penetration 1999 - 2009
Table 55 Historic - DSL subscribers 2002 - 2009
Chart 1 Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 2 North Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 3 Africa Top-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders)
Chart 4 North Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 5 North Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 North Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
Chart 7 Telecom sector revenue by major operator (TND million) 2016 - 2019
Chart 8 Telecom sector revenue by sector (TND million) 2012 - 2019
Chart 9 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 10 Change in the number of mobile prepaid and contract subscribers 2014 2020
Chart 11 Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator 2009 - 2020
Chart 12 Increase in the number of mobile base stations by platform 2015 - 2019
Chart 13 Increase in the number of M2M connections 2015 - 2020
Chart 14 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 15 Change in the number of dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2013 - 2020
Chart 16 Change in operator market share of mobile broadband subscribers (3G/LTE) 2013 - 2020
Chart 17 Change in the number of 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers by operator (million) 2014 - 2020
Chart 18 Increase in monthly mobile data traffic by device type (PB) 2015 - 2020
Chart 19 Increase in monthly mobile data traffic by device type (PB) 2015 - 2020
Chart 20 Change in the number of Tunisie Telecom's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 21 Decline in Ooredoo Tunisia's blended monthly ARPU 2010 - 2020
Chart 22 Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data 2010 - 2020
Chart 23 Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data (TND million) 2016 - 2020
Chart 24 Change in the number of Orange Tunisie's mobile subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 25 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2025
Chart 26 Growth in the number of DSL subscribers 2010 - 2020
Chart 27 Change in the number of DSL subscribers by operator 2013 - 2020
Chart 28 Change in the market share of DSL subscribers by operator 2013 - 2020
Chart 29 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2025
Chart 30 Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers by operator (thousand) 2009 2020
Chart 31 Change in the market share of fixed-lines by operator 2009 - 2020
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 North Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Map of Tunisia


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