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Namibia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Namibia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: June 8, 2022
BuddeComm
Content info: 156 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Namibia's MTC progresses with network expansion

Under its 2019 National Broadband Policy the government aimed to achieve 95% population coverage by 2024, delivering a service of at least 2Mb/s. The policy has continuing objectives though to 2029, while the associated Implementation Action Plan includes programs through to 2024.

These various measures are intended to reduce the digital divide by facilitating investment in IP-based services, and encouraging the take-up of services.

Mobile network coverage has increased sharply in recent years. By the beginning of 2021, 3G infrastructure provided 89% population coverage while LTE infrastructure provided 79% coverage (compared to only 40% a year earlier). Developments with 5G were set back by unsubstantiated public concerns over the health implications of the technology, though the government has requested the regulator to speed up its 5G development strategy.

The increase in the number of mobile broadband subscribers seen since 2018 has partly been attributed to MTC's 081Every1 campaign which is intended to provide national coverage and to improve data rates over its 3G and LTE networks. Phase 1 of the project was completed by June 2020, while Phase 2 was essentially complete by early 2022. Phase 3 is due to be completed by September 2022.

The work undertaken by MTC contributed to the 8.5% increase in the number of mobile broadband subscribers in the year to June 2021, reaching 1.877 million. The regulator noted that continuing growth in the sector has also been supported by the popularity of prepaid internet-enabled SIM cards compared to the use of PCs and laptops.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Key statistics

2 Regional Africa Market Comparison

  • 2.1 Market characteristics
  • 2.2 Market Leaders
  • 2.3 Market Challengers
  • 2.4 Market Emergents
  • 2.5 TMI vs GDP
  • 2.6 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • 2.7 Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Telecommunications market

  • 4.1 Market analysis

5 Regulatory environment

  • 5.1 Regulatory authorities
  • 5.2 Fixed-line developments
  • 5.3 Mobile network developments

6 Mobile market

  • 6.1 Market analysis
  • 6.2 Mobile statistics
  • 6.3 Mobile infrastructure
  • 6.4 Other infrastructure developments
  • 6.5 Mobile data
  • 6.6 Mobile broadband
  • 6.7 Major mobile operators
  • 6.8 Mobile content and applications

7 Fixed-line broadband market

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Broadband statistics
  • 7.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies

8 Digital economy

  • 8.1 E-commerce
  • 8.2 E-government

9 Fixed-network operator

  • 9.1 Telecom Namibia

10 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 10.1 National fibre backbone networks
  • 10.2 Next-Generation Network (NGN)
  • 10.3 International infrastructure
  • 10.4 Smart cities

11 Appendix Historic data

12 Glossary of abbreviations

13 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Namibia 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Development of telecom sector revenue ($ million) 2011 2019
  • Table 3 Development of mobile and total telecom sector revenue (ZAR million) 2011 2019
  • Table 4 Development of telecom sector investment 2010 2019
  • Table 5 Change in shares by revenue by operator 2013 2020
  • Table 6 Decline in international fixed and mobile incoming traffic (million minutes) 2013 2021
  • Table 7 Decline in international fixed and mobile outgoing traffic (million minutes) 2013 2021
  • Table 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 9 Change in the number of mobile prepaid and contract subscribers (thousand) 2012 2021
  • Table 10 Mobile revenue by services (N$ million) 2012 2021
  • Table 11 Change in SMS traffic 2011 2021
  • Table 12 Change in mobile outgoing voice traffic 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 14 Dedicated and standard mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2021
  • Table 15 Change in the number of MTC's mobile subscribers (thousand) 2011 2021
  • Table 16 Development of MTC's mobile revenue (N$ million) 2011 2021
  • Table 17 Development of MTC's revenue, EBITDA, and capex (N$ million) 2011 2021
  • Table 18 Development of MTC's mobile ARPU (N$ / user / month) 2015 2021
  • Table 19 Growth in the number of Telecom Namibia's mobile subscribers 2015 2020
  • Table 20 Development of Paratus Telecom's financial data (N$ million) 2018 2021
  • Table 21 Internet users and penetration 2011 2019
  • Table 22 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2027
  • Table 23 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 24 Change in the number of DSL connections by data rate 2012 2021
  • Table 25 Broadband revenue by technology (N$ million) 2012 2020
  • Table 26 Growth in the number of Telecom Namibia's fixed broadband subscribers 2013 2020
  • Table 27 Increase in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2014 2021
  • Table 28 Growth in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 29 Development of Telecom Namibia's financial data (N$ million) 2011 2020
  • Table 30 Development of Telecom Namibia's revenue by type (N$ million) 2013 2020
  • Table 31 Change in the number of Telecom Namibia's connections by type 2013 2020
  • Table 32 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2027
  • Table 33 Change in fixed outgoing voice traffic 2015 2021
  • Table 34 Change in Telecom Namibia's switching capacity 2009 2020
  • Table 35 International internet bandwidth 2011 2018
  • Table 36 Internet bandwidth per subscriber 2011 2018
  • Table 37 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2010
  • Table 38 Historic - Telecom sector revenue ($ million) 2007 2010
  • Table 39 Historic - Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers 2013 2016
  • Table 40 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 2010
  • Table 41 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995 2011
  • Table 42 Historic - Mobile Termination Rates 2008 2013
  • Table 43 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2005 2010
  • Table 44 Historic - MTC mobile financial data (N$ million) 2005 2010
  • Table 45 Historic - MTC mobile subscribers (thousand) 2005 2010
  • Table 46 Historic - Telecom Namibia financial data (N$ million) 2006 2010
  • Table 47 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2003 2010
  • Table 48 Historic - Internet bandwidth per subscriber 2003 2010
  • Table 49 Historic - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2009 2011
  • Chart 1 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
  • Chart 2 Africa Market Leaders global ranking
  • Chart 3 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
  • Chart 4 Africa Market Challengers global ranking
  • Chart 5 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
  • Chart 6 Africa Market Emergents global ranking
  • Chart 7 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 8 Africa Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 Africa Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 Development of telecom sector revenue 2011 2019
  • Chart 11 Development of mobile and total telecom sector revenue (ZAR million) 2011 2019
  • Chart 12 Development of telecom sector investment 2010 2019
  • Chart 13 Change in shares by revenue by operator 2013 2020
  • Chart 14 Decline in international fixed and mobile incoming traffic 2013 2021
  • Chart 15 Decline in international fixed and mobile outgoing traffic 2013 2021
  • Chart 16 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 17 Change in the number of mobile prepaid and contract subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 18 Mobile revenue by services 2012 2021
  • Chart 19 Change in SMS traffic 2011 2021
  • Chart 20 Change in mobile outgoing voice traffic 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 22 Dedicated and standard mobile broadband subscribers 2011 2021
  • Chart 23 Change in the number of MTC's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
  • Chart 24 Development of MTC's mobile revenue 2011 2021
  • Chart 25 Development of MTC's revenue, EBITDA, and capex 2011 2021
  • Chart 26 Development of MTC's mobile ARPU 2015 2021
  • Chart 27 Growth in the number of Telecom Namibia's mobile subscribers 2015 2020
  • Chart 28 Internet users and penetration 2011 2019
  • Chart 29 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2022
  • Chart 30 Growth in the number of DSL broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 31 Change in the number of DSL connections by data rate 2012 2021
  • Chart 32 Broadband revenue by technology 2012 2020
  • Chart 33 Growth in the number of Telecom Namibia's fixed broadband subscribers 2013 2020
  • Chart 34 Increase in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2014 2021
  • Chart 35 Growth in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 36 Development of Telecom Namibia's financial data 2011 2020
  • Chart 37 Change in the number of Telecom Namibia's connections by type 2013 2020
  • Chart 38 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2027
  • Chart 39 Change in fixed outgoing voice traffic 2015 2021
  • Chart 40 Change in Telecom Namibia's switching capacity 2009 2020
  • Chart 41 International internet bandwidth 2011 2018
  • Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Africa
  • Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 Africa Market Leaders and market developments
  • Exhibit 4 Africa Market Challengers and market developments
  • Exhibit 5 Africa Market Emergents and market developments
  • Exhibit 6 Map of Namibia