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Djibouti - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Djibouti - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: August 19, 2020 Content info: 67 Pages

Djibouti benefits from completion of the DARE cable system

Djibouti is one of the few remaining countries in which the national telco, Djibouti Telecom, has a monopoly on all telecom services, including fixed lines, mobile, internet and broadband. The lack of competition has meant that the market has not lived up to its potential. While domestic infrastructure remains poor the country is one of the best connected for international fibre cables in the region. The Djibouti Internet Exchange is a meeting point for a number of cable systems passing between the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.

Despite this connectivity, broadband services in Djibouti remain very expensive, which continues to hold back the full growth potential of the sector. As a result, penetration in all market segments is low. Although growth in the mobile and internet markets is accelerating in line with Djibouti Telecom's investment in its mobile network, competition and foreign investment are both required for the telecoms market to show solid development in coming years. In preparation for this, Djibouti Telecom itself is forging international alliances, and has been a key investor in cables including the DARE, PEACE and AWE systems.

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:

  • Djibouti Telecom contracted to manage the Australia West Cable landing;
  • Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX) joins the African IXP Association;
  • Djibouti Telecom signs an agreement to peer IP traffic through France-IX's IXPs in Paris and Marseille;
  • Gulf Bridge International (GBI) signs MoU to land an extension of its cable to Djibouti;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data for 2018, 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:

Djibouti Telecom (Evatis, Adjib); Telecom Italia Sparkle; Saudi Telecom Company (STC); Algerie Telecom.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional African 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

Regulatory environment

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure
    • 2Africa submarine cable

Market statistics

  • Fixed-line statistics
  • Broadband statistics
  • Mobile statistics
    • Mobile broadband statistics

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Djibouti - 2020 (e)
  • Table 2 - Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 3 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 4 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 5 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2025
  • Table 6 - Historic - International internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2016
  • Table 7 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 8 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 9 - Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2009
  • Table 10 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2000 - 2009
  • Table 11 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2015

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 2 - East Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 3 - Africa - Middle-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Challengers)
  • Chart 4 - East Africa -Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 5 - East Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 - East Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
  • Chart 7 - Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 8 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 9 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 10 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2025

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 - East Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 - Map of Djibouti
  • Exhibit 4 - 2Africa submarine cable
  • Exhibit 5 - 2Africa landing stations
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