"DRC: Continued Mobile Network Expansion in Provinces Will Support Subscriber Growth" Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Nov 03 2015

Pyramid Research estimates that total telecom services revenue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will be US$1.8bn in 2015. Over the next five years, we expect DRC's total market revenue to grow at a CAGR of 9.4%, to reach $2.8bn in 2020. Despite lower PPP-adjusted GDP per capita, the DRC's telecom market size is larger than that of regional markets including Sudan, Tanzania and Cameroon. Service revenue growth in the DRC over the next five years will be primarily driven by the continued growth in subscription acquisition as operators continue to expand their mobile networks into rural regions. Currently, the majority of network coverage is concentrated in urban regions. Mobile subscription population penetration will grow from an estimated 67.4% in 2015 to about 110% by 2020.

Key Findings

* The telecommunications market in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will generate an estimated $1.8bn in service revenue in 2015, 26.7% more than in 2014. Mobile voice and data continue to account for the lion's share of overall revenue. Mobile data is expected to grow to $249m in 2015, up 62.4% from 2014.
* Pyramid Research expects overall service revenue to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% between 2015 and 2020. Growth in service revenue will largely be driven by increasing mobile subscription population penetration, which will grow from an estimated 67.4% in 2015 to 109.9% in 2020.
* Investment opportunity in the DRC market is largely related to helping operators to expand network coverage across the country.
* Vendors have an opportunity to provide managed services to enable operators to reduce operational and capital expenditures. Device vendors have an opportunity to target the rapidly increasing mobile subscriber base by offering low-cost handsets through developing new distribution channels and increasing points of sale.

Full Report Details at
- http://www.fastmr.com/prod/1064328_drc_continued_mobile_network.aspx?afid=302

"DRC: Continued Mobile Network Expansion in the Provinces Will Support Subscriber Growth" provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in the DRC today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2020. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into the DRC telecom market, analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors, based on proprietary data from Pyramid Research's databases.

It provides in-depth analysis of the following:

* The DRC in a regional context; a comparative review of market size and trends with that of other countries in the Africa and Middle Eastern region
* Economic, demographic and political context in the DRC
* The regulatory environment and trends; a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to foreign ownership restrictions, fiber rollout regulations, interconnection regulations and more

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