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Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: June 16, 2020 Content info: 131 Pages
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Senegal delays on starting 5G trials

Senegal's telecom market has witnessed consistent growth in recent years, with the number of mobile subscribers having increased 5.7% in the year to March 2020. Orange Group's local subsidiary Orange Senegal (Sonatel) is the dominant player in both the fixed-line and mobile sectors. The company reported solid revenue in 2019, and in mid-2020 it issued a XOF100 billion bond to finance its ongoing network upgrades and service offerings. the vibrant mobile sector continues to attract international investment, with Tigo having been acquired by a consortium and rebranded as Free Senegal, mirroring the brand name of an associated company in France which had upset the local market through cheap pricing and comprehensive service offerings.

Competition in the fixed-line sector was introduced when Expresso launched services as the second national operator (SNO) in 2009. However, Sonatel commands a near monopoly on fixed lines. The relatively low number of fixed lines is mirrored with fixed-broadband, with the result that more than 98% of all internet connections are via mobile networks.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

  • Sonatel Group issues XOF100 billion bond to finance investment plans;
  • Expresso delays LTE service launch due to COVID-19;
  • Tigo Senegal is rebranded as Free Senegal;
  • Expresso launches E-Money platform;
  • Digital Senegal 2016-2025 programs to cost XOF1,346 billion;
  • ATOS Senegal replaces the State IT Agency (ADIE) to manage the 3,000km fibre network;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to March 2020, operator data to Q1 2020, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Sonatel (Orange Senegal), Free Senegal (Sentel, Tigo Senegal), Saga Africa Holdings, Sudatel (Expresso), Arc Informatique, Globacom, Mainstreet Technologies, Lycamobile Senegal.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key Statistics

Regional Africa Market Comparison

  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband
  • Fixed and mobile broadband

Country overview

COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Mobile devices
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authority
  • Telecom sector reform
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Telecommunications Act of 2001
    • Universal Service Fund
    • West African common regulatory framework 2005
    • Electronic Transactions Act
    • Taxes
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Digital Cities
    • Digital Senegal
    • Second national operator (SNO) licence
    • VoIP
  • Mobile network developments
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • SIM card registration
    • Tigo Senegal licence dispute
    • LTE licence
    • Roaming

Mobile market

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile data
    • SMS
    • OTT messaging services
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • Mobile broadband
    • M2M/IoT
  • Major mobile operators
    • Orange Senegal
    • Free Senegal
    • Expresso (Sudatel)
    • Hayo Telecom
  • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications
    • Manobi
    • M-payments and m-banking

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP)
    • Other fixed broadband services

Digital Economy

  • E-health
  • E-government
  • E-commerce

Fixed network operators

  • Orange Senegal
    • Subsidiaries
    • Privatisation
    • Financial results
    • Network infrastructure and services
    • Telecentres
    • International expansion
  • Expresso

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National Research and Education Network (NREN)
  • International infrastructure
    • Satellite
    • Terrestrial fibre and microwave
    • Submarine fibre
  • Data centres
  • Smart infrastructure

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Senegal - 2020 (e)
  • Table 2 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 3 - Change in the market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 4 - Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 5 - Mobile voice traffic per subscriber per month- 2016 - 2020
  • Table 6 - Development of mobile voice traffic - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 7 - Development of SMS traffic - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 8 - Change in the number of SMS sent per month - 2016 - 2020
  • Table 9 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2025
  • Table 10 - Change in the market share of mobile internet subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 11 - Change in market share of mobile internet subscribers by platform - 2018 - 2020
  • Table 12 - Orange Senegal mobile broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2018
  • Table 13 - Change in the number of Orange Senegal's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 14 - Development of Orange Senegal's mobile revenue (€) - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 15 - Development of Orange Senegal's prepaid mobile ARPU (XOF) - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 16 - Development of Orange Senegal's prepaid ARPU (XOF) - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 17 - Growth in the number of Free's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 18 - Growth in the number of Expresso's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 19 - Growth in the number of Orange Money subscribers - 2014 - 2019
  • Table 20 - Fixed broadband subscribers by alterative ISPs - 2018 - 2020
  • Table 21 - Growth in the number of internet users in Senegal - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 22 - Market share of internet connections by platform - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 23 - Change in internet penetration by platform - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 24 - Change in the number of internet subscribers by platform - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 25 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 26 - Market share of internet subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2020
  • Table 27 - Change in the number of fixed wireless internet subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 28 - Change in the share of fixed wireless broadband market by operator (keys and data cards) - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 29 - Development of Sonatel Group's financial results - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 30 - Development of Sonatel Group's revenue by type - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 31 - Growth in the number of Sonatel Group's subscribers by platform - 2014 - 2019
  • Table 32 - Development of Orange Senegal financials (XOF) - 2012 - 2019
  • Table 33 - Change in Orange Senegal's fixed-line ARPU - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 34 - Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 35 - Change in the market share of fixed-line subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2020
  • Table 36 - International internet bandwidth in Senegal - 2010 - 2017
  • Table 37 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 38 - Historic - Mobile voice traffic - 2002 - 2009
  • Table 39 - Historic - Orange Senegal mobile subscribers - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 40 - Historic - Orange Senegal blended mobile ARPU (€) - 2012 - 2016
  • Table 41 - Historic - Internet users in Senegal - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 42 - Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2009
  • Table 43 - Historic - DSL and fibre subscribers in Senegal - 2002 - 2009
  • Table 44 - Historic - Sonatel Group financial results - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 45 - Historic - Orange Senegal fixed-line ARPU - 2004 - 2009
  • Table 46 - Historic -Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 47 - Historic - International internet bandwidth in Senegal - 2002 - 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita - 2018
  • Chart 2 - West Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 3 - Africa - Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Challengers)
  • Chart 4 - West Africa -Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 5 - West Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 - West Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
  • Chart 7 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 8 - Change in the market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 9 - Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers - 2012 - 2020
  • Chart 10 - Development of mobile voice traffic - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 11 - Development of SMS traffic - 2014 - 2020
  • Chart 12 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2025
  • Chart 13 - Change in the market share of mobile internet subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 14 - Change in the number of Orange Senegal's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 15 - Development of Orange Senegal's prepaid mobile ARPU (XOF) - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 16 - Growth in the number of Free's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 17 - Growth in the number of Expresso's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 18 - Growth in the number of internet users in Senegal - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 19 - Change in the number of internet subscribers by platform - 2011 - 2020
  • Chart 20 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 21 - Change in the share of fixed wireless broadband market by operator (keys and data cards) - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 22 - Development of Sonatel Group's financial results - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 23 - Development of Sonatel Group's revenue by type - 2016 - 2019
  • Chart 24 - Growth in the number of Sonatel Group's subscribers by platform - 2014 - 2019
  • Chart 25 - Development of Orange Senegal financials (XOF) - 2012 - 2019
  • Chart 26 - Change in Orange Senegal's fixed-line ARPU - 2010 - 2019
  • Chart 27 - Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Senegal - 2010 - 2025

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 - West Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 - Map of Senegal
  • Exhibit 4 - West African common regulatory framework 2005
  • Exhibit 5 - 2Africa submarine cable
  • Exhibit 6 - 2Africa landing stations
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