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Burundi Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Q1 2016 East Africa report analyses the latest industry, regulatory and macroeconomic developments within the telecommunications markets in Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Sudan. These six markets are characterised by several challenging business dynamics, including low consumer spending power, high infrastructure costs, large rural populations with poor access and, some cases, politically volatile environments. Limited competition in several of these markets, along with unfavourable fiscal regimes, creates considerable downside risks to market growth. 3G and 4G subscriber penetration rates, as well as their share of total mobile subscriber bases, are expected to remain among the lowest in the world for the foreseeable future.

3G And 4G Subscribers to Increase Share of Total Mobile Market
East Africa Mobile Market Forecasts

Burundi Telecommunications

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo's mobile market continues to show excellent growth prospects and we expect this trend to be ongoing throughout our forecast period. Strong mobile subscriber uptake is partly due to an increase in competition, which has led to aggressive network development and service pricing strategies. BMI believes that the recent contraction in the size of the Congolese mobile customer base was largely due to inactive subscription discounting as the losses primarily came from the prepaid segment. However, we believe that limited subscriber uptake in rural areas means that subscriptions growth is likely to remain strong for the duration of our forecast period to 2020. Burundi's mobile market is viewed as one of the most competitive in the region, with four active mobile operators serving a population of around 10mn. Despite this, low income levels, low urbanisation rates and limited funds for network...

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