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Nigeria Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 5, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 5, 2019--

The “Nigeria - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Nigeria has Africa’s largest mobile market, with about 173 million subscribers and a penetration rate of 123%. The number of subscribers fell in 2017 as consumers responded to a poor economic climate and as regulatory measures continued to oblige operators to disconnect unregistered SIM cards, though growth into 2019 was strong. The initial rapid growth in the number of subscribers had led to problems with network congestion and quality of service, prompting the regulator to impose fines and sanctions on network operators.

These operators have responded by investing billions of dollars in base stations and fibre transmission infrastructure to support the increasing demand for data. The migration from the CDMA platform to GSM technology is almost complete, and though GSM still dominates the market there is a growing shift to services based on LTE. Although LTE coverage remains relatively low, investment among operators is extending the reach of services and is helping to develop consumer use of mobile data services.

Efforts are also being made to encourage network sharing and to outsource the management of tower infrastructure to third parties. There remains considerable growth potential in rural areas where the provision of network infrastructure and operations is expensive, and consequently where mobile penetration is lower. The government’s plan to increase broadband penetration to 70% by 2021 largely depends on mobile infrastructure.

Key developments:

Key Topics Covered:

1 Market analysis

2 Mobile statistics

2.1 General statistics

2.2 Mobile voice

2.3 Mobile data

2.4 Mobile broadband

3 Regulatory issues

3.1 GSM licence terms

3.2 Spectrum

3.3 Mobile Termnation Rate (MTR)

3.4 Mobile tariffs

3.5 Unified licensing regime

3.6 Universal service

3.7 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

3.8 Quality of Service

3.9 SIM card registration

4 Mobile infrastructure

4.1 International gateways

4.2 National mobile infrastructure plan

4.3 Tower infrastructure

4.4 Analogue networks

4.5 Digital networks

4.6 Other infrastructure developments

5 Major GSM mobile operators

5.1 MTN Nigeria

5.2 Airtel Nigeria

5.3 Globacom

5.4 9Mobile (Etisalat Nigeria, EMTS, Mubadala)

5.5 M-Tel

6 Major CDMA mobile operators

6.1 Multi-Links Telkom

6.2 Reliance Telecommunications (Reltel, Zoom)

6.3 Starcomms (Capcom)

6.4 InterC Network (Intercellular Nigeria)

6.5 Visafone

7 Mobile content and applications

7.1 Mobile money transfer, m-banking

7.2 M-health

8 Appendix Historic data

Companies Mentioned

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