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Mali - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Mali - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: March 14, 2022
BuddeComm
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Mali slowly improves internet connectivity

One of the key difficulties for fixed-line internet services to develop in Mali relates to the considerable distances from the country’s borders to the landing stations of the regional submarine cables. This consideration, along with the relatively low bandwidth capacity, has contributed to the high cost of access to internet services. Indeed, the country came in at 187th of 2011 countries in a recent comparison of the average monthly cost of a broadband service.

In 2020, the regulator commissioned a report aimed at addressing these issues, hoping to reduce the wholesale price of bandwidth to a level closer to costs. It developed a program of measures, including the creation of a virtual landing point to increase international bandwidth, unbundling the copper and fibre access network, facilitating civil engineering required for additional terrestrial cabling, and setting up a monitoring system for wholesale and retail tariffs (aimed at bringing the two closer together).

Fixed broadband subscriptions are provided via a variety of platforms, including DSL, fibre, WiFi, WiMAX, and fixed-wireless (based on 3G and LTE). The number of subscriptions increased 71% in 2020 (to 243,806), though the sector still accounted for only 2.5% of all broadband connections. In common with most markets in this region, broadband access is dominated by the mobile platforms.

DSL accounted for less than 10% of all fixed broadband connections. Almost four-fifths of all DSL connections are in the capital, Bamako. The small fibre broadband sector has grown rapidly though it accounts for only a small fraction of fixed connections.

The national carrier Sotelma is the principal provider: the company reported a 2.7% increase in the number of fixed broadband subscribers in 2020, year-on-year, and a 4% increase in 2021.

Some progress is being made with improving international connectivity, including Mali being tapped into the National Fibre Optic Backbone Project (the PBNT) of neighbouring Burkina Faso. This network also provides Mali with interconnection to Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Niger.

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 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • 4.1 Economic considerations and responses
  • 4.2 Subscribers
  • 4.3 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market

  • 5.1 Historical overview

6 Regulatory environment

  • 6.1 Regulatory authority
  • 6.2 Fixed network developments
  • 6.3 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market

  • 7.1 Market analysis
  • 7.2 Mobile statistics
  • 7.3 Mobile infrastructure
  • 7.4 Mobile data
  • 7.5 Mobile broadband
  • 7.6 Major mobile operators
  • 7.7 Mobile content and applications

8 Fixed-line broadband market

  • 8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
  • 8.2 Broadband statistics
  • 8.3 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Digital economy

  • 9.1 e-health

10 Fixed network operators

  • 10.1 Sotelma
  • 10.2 Orange Mali

11 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 11.1 Overview of the national telecom network
  • 11.2 International infrastructure

12 Appendix Historic data

13 Glossary of abbreviations

14 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Mali 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 Development of telecom market investment 2012 2020
  • Table 3 Telcom market investments by operator (CFA billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 4 Development of telecom market revenue by sector (CFA billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 5 Development of telecom market revenue by operator (CFA billion) 2012 2020
  • Table 6 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 7 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by operator (million) 2012 2020
  • Table 8 Change in the number of prepaid and contract mobile subscribers (thousand) 2012 2020
  • Table 9 SMS traffic 2012 2020
  • Table 10 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 11 Change in the number of fixed and mobile broadband subscribers by operator 2015 2020
  • Table 12 Change in the number of Malitel's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 13 Change in the number of Orange Mali's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 14 Development of Orange Mali's revenue ( million) 2012 2021
  • Table 15 Development of Orange Mali's revenue (CFA) 2012 2020
  • Table 16 Development of Atel's mobile subscribers 2018 2020
  • Table 17 Growth in the number of mobile money subscribers (million) 2015 2020
  • Table 18 Growth in the number of Sotelma's internet subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 19 Change in the number of fixed-line internet and broadband subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 20 Change in the number of DSL subscribers 2012 2020
  • Table 21 Change in the number of WiMAX subscribers 2012 2020
  • Table 22 Fixed broadband fibre and other subscribers 2018 2020
  • Table 23 Development of Sotelma's revenue 2012 2020
  • Table 24 Growth in the number of Sotelma's fixed lines 2012 2021
  • Table 25 Change in the number of Orange Mali's fixed lines 2012 2020
  • Table 26 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 27 Fixed-lines wired and wireless subscribers 2012 2020
  • Table 28 Increase in international bandwidth 2012 2019
  • Table 29 Historic - Fixed-lines in service and teledensity in Mali 1999 2011
  • Table 30 Historic - Internet bandwidth by operator (Mb/s) 2009 2017
  • Table 31 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate in Mali 2000 2015
  • Table 32 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate in Mali 2000 2011
  • Table 33 Historic - Telcom market investments 2005 2011
  • Table 34 Historic - Orange Mali mobile subscribers 2005 2011
  • Table 35 Historic - Orange Mali revenue 2007 2011
  • Table 36 Historic - Orange Mali ARPU 2014 2016
  • Table 37 Historic - Orange Mali broadband fixed-internet subscribers 2008 2016
  • Table 38 Historic - Malitel mobile subscribers 2005 2011
  • Table 39 Historic - Malitel mobile revenue 2011 2014
  • Table 40 Historic - Prepaid and contract mobile subscribers (thousand) 2005 2011
  • Table 41 Historic - Fixed-line internet and broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 42 Historic - Sotelma internet subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 43 Historic - DSL subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 44 Historic - International bandwidth 2001 2011
  • Table 45 Historic - Telcom market revenue by sector (CFA billion) 2001 2011
  • Table 46 Historic - Sotelma revenue 2005 2011
  • Table 47 Historic - Sotelma fixed-line statistics 2005 2011
  • Table 48 Historic - Orange Mali fixed-line statistics 2005 2011
  • Table 49 Historic - Telcom market investments by operator (CFA billion) 2006 2011
  • Table 50 Historic - Orange Mali revenue 2005 2011
  • Table 51 Historic - SMS traffic 2006 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 market investment 2012 2020
  • Chart 11 Telcom market investments by operator 2012 2020
  • Chart 12 Development of telecom market revenue by sector 2012 2020
  • Chart 13 Development of telecom market revenue by operator 2012 2020
  • Chart 14 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 15 Change in the number of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2020
  • Chart 16 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 17 Change in the number of fixed and mobile broadband subscribers by operator (million) 2015 2020
  • Chart 18 Change in the number of Malitel's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 19 Change in the number of Orange Mali's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 20 Development of Orange Mali's revenue () 2012 2021
  • Chart 21 Development of Orange Mali's revenue (CFA) 2012 2020
  • Chart 22 Growth in the number of Sotelma's internet subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 23 Change in the number of DSL subscribers 2012 2020
  • Chart 24 Change in the number of WiMAX subscribers 2012 2020
  • Chart 25 Development of Sotelma's revenue 2012 2020
  • Chart 26 Growth in the number of Sotelma's fixed lines 2012 2021
  • Chart 27 Change in the number of Orange Mali's fixed lines 2012 2020
  • Chart 28 Change in the number of fixed-lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 29 Fixed-lines wired and wireless subscribers 2012 2020
  • 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 Mali