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Tunisia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Tunisia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: August 24, 2020 Content info: 133 Pages
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Tunisia planning nano-satellite launches to 2023

Tunisia has one of the most sophisticated telecom infrastructures in North Africa. Penetration rates for mobile and internet services are among the highest in the region. Stimulated by the Digital Tunisia 2020 program, a number of regulatory measures and infrastructure projects have been instituted aimed at improving internet connectivity to underserved areas. The MNOs have built extensive LTE infrastructure, while operators such as Ooredoo are working with vendors to develop 5G networks and services though the regulator does not expect to offer 5G licenses until 2021. Other investment has been earmarked for vectoring VDSL and fibre to deliver improved fixed-line broadband services.

The events of the 'Arab Spring' revolution in 2011 drove the country into a brief recession, but GDP growth soon returned to pre-crisis levels. While GDP growth has been modest yet sufficient to encourage confidence in economic recovery, the government's measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to result in a significant decline in GDP for 2020.

The MNOs Ooredoo and Orange Tunisie are also licensed as fixed-line operators and have launched DSL and FttP services. In addition, a dozen public and private ISPs compete in this sector, supported by a nationwide fibre optic backbone network and international access via submarine and terrestrial fibre.

A reform of the country's Telecommunications Act was initiated in 2013, and government internet censorship was abolished. In addition, laws supporting e-commerce and digital signatures have been passed, which has led to one of the most active e-government and e-commerce sectors in Africa.

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:

  • Tunisia adopts UNESCO's Internet Universality Indicators (UIUs), signs MoU with India to promote ICTs;
  • Telnet planning launch of 30 nano-satellites;
  • Ooredoo Tunisia contracts Nokia and Huawei to develop 5G networks and systems;
  • 5G licences expected to be issued in 2021;
  • M-money interoperability becomes available across the three mobile networks;
  • Tunisie Telecom delivers FttC with VDSL vectoring, completes G.fast trials;
  • Report updates include the regulator's market data to May 2020, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 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:

Tunisie Telecom (Tunicell), Orange Tunisie, Ooredoo (Tunisiana, Orascom, Wataniya, Qatar Telecom/Qtel), Planet Tunisie, 3S GlobalNet, HexaByte, Tunet, Topnet, Divona Telecom, Thuraya, Nokia Networks, Huawei Technologies, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson.

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

  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authorities
    • INT
    • ONT
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Telecommunications Act 2001
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Number Portability (NP)
  • Mobile network developments
    • Network sharing
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • LTE spectrum
    • 800MHz spectrum auction
    • OTT applications
    • Roaming

Mobile market

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • GSM-R
    • Other infrastructure developments
    • IoT and M2M networks
    • Mobile data
    • SMS, MMS
    • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Tunicell (Tunisie Telecom)
    • Ooredoo Tunisia (Tunisiana)
    • Orange Tunisie
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications
    • M-money

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Public Internet access locations
  • Agence Tunisienne d'Internet (ATI)
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • VDSL
    • G.fast
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services

Digital Economy

  • E-commerce
  • E-learning
  • E-government

Fixed network operators

  • Tunisie Telecom
    • Privatisation
  • Orange Tunisie
  • Ooredoo Tunisie (Tunisiana)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • VoIP
  • International infrastructure
    • Submarine fibre
    • Terrestrial
    • Satellite
  • Cloud services
  • Smart infrastructure

Appendix - Historic data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Tunisia - 2020 (e)
  • Table 2 - Telecom sector revenue in Tunisia - 2016- 2019
  • Table 3 - Telecom sector revenue by major operator - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 4 - Telecom sector revenue by sector - 2012 - 2019
  • Table 5 - Annual mobile numbers ported - 2016 - 2020
  • Table 6 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 7 - Change in the number of mobile prepaid and contract subscribers - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 8 - Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 9 - Increase in LTE coverage - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 10 - Increase in the number of mobile base stations by platform - 2015 - 2019
  • Table 11 - Increase in the number of M2M connections - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 12 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 13 - Change in the number of dedicated mobile broadband subscribers (3G/LTE with key) - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 14 - Change in the number of dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 15 - Change in operator market share of mobile broadband subscribers (3G/LTE) - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 16 - Standard 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers and penetration - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 17 - Change in the number of 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers by operator - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 18 - Increase in monthly mobile data traffic by device type (TB) - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 19 - Increase in annual mobile data traffic by device type (TB) - 2015 - 2019
  • Table 20 - Change in the number of Tunisie Telecom's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 21 - Decline in Ooredoo Tunisia's blended monthly ARPU - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 22 - Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 23 - Growth in the number of Ooredoo Tunisia's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 24 - Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data (TND) - 2016 - 2020
  • Table 25 - Change in the number of Orange Tunisie's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 26 - Development of Orange Tunisie's mobile revenue - 2012 - 2019
  • Table 27 - Change in the number of Lycamobile Tunisie's mobile subscribers - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 28 - Development of Lycamobile Tunisie's mobile revenue - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 29 - Proportion of fixed-line broadband connections: lower data speed - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 30 - Proportion of fixed-line broadband connections: higher data speed - 2014 - 2020
  • Table 31 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 32 - Increase in computer penetration in households - 2010 - 2019
  • Table 33 - Decline in the number of public internet kiosks - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 34 - Growth in the number of DSL subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Table 35 - Change in the number of DSL subscribers by operator - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 36 - Change in the market share of DSL subscribers by operator - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 37 - Increase in the number of FttP/B subscribers - 2008 - 2020
  • Table 38 - Change in the number of fixed-wireless broadband subscribers - 2017 - 2019
  • Table 39 - Satellite internet subscribers - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 40 - Growth in the number of Ooredoo Tunisie's fixed-line subscribers - 2015 - 2020
  • Table 41 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2025
  • Table 42 - Fixed line household penetration - 2017 - 2019
  • Table 43 - Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 44 - Change in the market share of fixed-lines by operator - 2009 - 2020
  • Table 45 - VoIP lines in service in Tunisia - 2013 - 2020
  • Table 46 - Market share of VoIP lines per operator - 2016 - 2019
  • Table 47 -Increase in international internet bandwidth - 2006 - 2019
  • Table 48 - Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity in Tunisia - 1995 - 2009
  • Table 49 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Tunisia - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 50 - Historic - Ooredoo Tunisia mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2009
  • Table 51 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Tunisia - 1995 - 2009
  • Table 52 - Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2015
  • Table 53 - Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2002 - 2009
  • Table 54 - Historic - PC household penetration - 1999 - 2009
  • Table 55 - Historic - DSL subscribers - 2002 - 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Overall Africa view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 2 - North Africa - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 3 - Africa - Top-tier Telecoms Maturity Index (Market Leaders)
  • Chart 4 - North Africa -Telecoms Maturity Index by country
  • Chart 5 - North Africa mobile subscriber penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 - North Africa fixed and mobile penetration rates
  • Chart 7 - Telecom sector revenue by major operator (TND million) - 2016 - 2019
  • Chart 8 - Telecom sector revenue by sector (TND million) - 2012 - 2019
  • Chart 9 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 10 - Change in the number of mobile prepaid and contract subscribers - 2014 - 2020
  • Chart 11 - Change in the market share of mobile subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2020
  • Chart 12 - Increase in the number of mobile base stations by platform - 2015 - 2019
  • Chart 13 - Increase in the number of M2M connections - 2015 - 2020
  • Chart 14 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 15 - Change in the number of dedicated mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 16 - Change in operator market share of mobile broadband subscribers (3G/LTE) - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 17 - Change in the number of 3G/LTE mobile internet subscribers by operator (million) - 2014 - 2020
  • Chart 18 - Increase in monthly mobile data traffic by device type (PB) - 2015 - 2020
  • Chart 19 - Increase in monthly mobile data traffic by device type (PB) - 2015 - 2020
  • Chart 20 - Change in the number of Tunisie Telecom's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 21 - Decline in Ooredoo Tunisia's blended monthly ARPU - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 22 - Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 23 - Development of Ooredoo Tunisia's financial data (TND million) - 2016 - 2020
  • Chart 24 - Change in the number of Orange Tunisie's mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 25 - Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 26 - Growth in the number of DSL subscribers - 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 27 - Change in the number of DSL subscribers by operator - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 28 - Change in the market share of DSL subscribers by operator - 2013 - 2020
  • Chart 29 - Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2025
  • Chart 30 - Change in the number of fixed-line subscribers by operator (thousand) - 2009 - 2020
  • Chart 31 - Change in the market share of fixed-lines by operator - 2009 - 2020

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 - North Africa - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
  • Exhibit 3 - Map of Tunisia
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