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Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Mar 2019

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 165 Pages

Nigeria updates broadband penetration target for 2021
Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent after South Africa. The economy has recovered from a recent recession, with DGP growth of 1.9% in 2018. This has helped the telecom sector to attract foreign investment, particularly from China, while government infrastructure programs are also stimulating 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 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.

Key developments:

  • Globacom commissions the Glo-2 cable system;
  • Government approves $328 million loan to complete national backbone project;
  • Regulator licences additional InfraCos;
  • Government pledges to deploy 18,000km of fibre to extend broadband to rural areas;
  • Two additional satellites proposed to provide additional capacity to NigComSat;
  • Swift Networks to add an additional 10,000 hotspots in Lagos, reaching two million people;
  • Digital broadcasting migration process begins in six states;
  • MTN and Airtel apply for Payment Service Bank licence;
  • Government commits to increasing mobile broadband penetration to 70% by 2021;
  • Disagreements emerge among new shareholders of 9Mobile;
  • Regulator calls for an additional 80,000 mobile base stations;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2018, operator data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Table of Contents

Key statistics
Country overview
Telecommunications market
Historical overview
Regulatory environment
Regulatory authority
National Telecommunications Policy (NTP)
Nigerian Communications Act
West African common regulatory framework
Interconnection
Infrastructure sharing
Telecom taxes
Universal service
National Rural Telephony Program (NRTP)
National Information Technology Development (NITD) Fund
Backbone Transmission Infrastructure Project (BTRAIN)
Telecom sector liberalisation
Globacom’s SNO licence
Regional fixed-wireless access (FWA) licences
International gateway licences
Unified licensing regime
Privatisation of Nitel
Fixed network operators
Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel)
National backbone network
Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
Globacom
Network infrastructure
Fibre optic backbone network
International presence
Services
International expansion
VGC Communications
National Long-Distance Operators (NLDO)
Fixed-wireless network operators
MTS First Wireless
Mobitel Nigeria
Prestel (O-Mobile)
Regional FWA operators
Telecommunications infrastructure
Overview of the national telecom network
Backbone networks
National Information Infrastructure Backbone (NIIB)
NIPTI
Suburban Telecom
Phase3 Telecom
Backbone Connectivity Network (BCN)
Private networks
International terrestrial infrastructure
The Central African Backbone (CAB)
Nigeria – Niger link
Trans-Saharan Backbone
NNPC network
International submarine infrastructure
SAT-3/WASC
Glo-1
Main One
WACS
ACE
WASACE
Satellite
Rascom
NigComSat
O3b Networks
Data centres
Broadband market
Introduction and statistical overview
Market analysis
Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
National Broadband Plan
Broadband statistics
Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
Providers
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
Other fixed broadband services
Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
Fixed wireless
Mobile communications
Market analysis
Mobile statistics
General statistics
Mobile voice
Mobile data
Mobile broadband
Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Regulatory issues
GSM licence terms
Spectrum
Mobile Termnation Rate (MTR)
Mobile tariffs
Unified licensing regime
Universal service
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Quality of Service
SIM card registration
Mobile infrastructure
International gateways
National mobile infrastructure plan
Tower infrastructure
Analogue networks
Digital networks
Other infrastructure developments
Major GSM mobile operators
MTN Nigeria
Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain/Celtel Nigeria)
Globacom
9Mobile (Etisalat Nigeria, EMTS, Mubadala)
M-Tel
Major CDMA mobile operators
Multi-Links Telkom
Reliance Telecommunications (Reltel, Zoom)
Starcomms (Capcom)
InterC Network (Intercellular Nigeria)
Visafone
Mobile content and applications
Mobile money transfer, m-banking
M-health

List of Table


Table 2 – Telecom sector contribution to GDP – 2010 – 2018
Table 3 – Financial bids for Nitel/M-Tel, first and second round – 2010
Table 4 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 – 2009
Table 5 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
Table 6 – VoIP lines by operator – 2016 – 2018
Table 7 – Fixed-wireless lines by operator – 2014 - 2018
Table 8 – International internet bandwidth in Nigeria – 2001 – 2016
Table 9 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Nigeria – 2000 – 2009
Table 10 – Internet users and penetration rate in Nigeria – 2010 – 2022
Table 11 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2018
Table 12 – Fixed-line (wired) broadband subscribers by operator – 2014 – 2018
Table 13 – Fixed-wired broadband subscribers by operator – 2017 – 2018
Table 14 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 15 – Fixed and-fixed wireless broadband lines – 2007 – 2018
Table 16 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
Table 17 – Mobile subscribers (active) and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
Table 18 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator (GSM) – 2011 – 2018
Table 19 – Prepaid mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2018
Table 20 – SMS traffic – 2006 – 2018
Table 21 – Mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria by operator (GSM) – 2012 – 2018
Table 22 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2018
Table 23 – Forecast mobile subscribers in Nigeria – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 24 – Annual outgoing mobile number portings – 2013 – 2018
Table 25 – GSM subscribers in Nigeria – 2014 - 2018
Table 26 – MTN mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 27 – MTN Nigeria financial data – 2010 – 2018
Table 28 – MTN Nigeria revenue by type – 2015 – 2018
Table 29 – MTN Nigeria ARPU – 2002 – 2018
Table 30 – Airtel mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 31 – Globacom mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 32 – Etisalat mobile subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 33 – 9Mobile mobile revenue and capex – 2013 – 2017
Table 34 – CDMA subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2017
Table 35 – Historic - Starcomms mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2014
Table 36 – Visafone mobile subscribers – 2009; 2013 – 2017

List of Chart

Chart 1 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
Chart 2 - Internet users and penetration rate in Nigeria – 2000 – 2022
Chart 3 – Fixed-line broadband subscribers by operator – 2014 – 2018
Chart 4 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2018
Chart 6 – Mobile internet subscribers in Nigeria by operator (GSM) – 2012 – 2018
Chart 7 – GSM subscribers in Nigeria – 2014 – 2018
Chart 8 – MTN Nigeria financial data – 2010 – 2018
Exhibit 1 – Regional FWA licensees
Exhibit 2 – Regional FWA licensees in Nigeria

 

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