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Madagascar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Madagascar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: March 14, 2022
BuddeComm
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Madagascar sees increase in fixed broadband subscriber base

Over the years, Madagascar has proved to be a difficult environment for fixed ISPs. Of the nine which were licensed initially, at least four soon went out of business. High subscription costs put internet access beyond the reach of much of the population, and as a result most users gained access at work, cybercafes, public internet access centres, or telecentres. The sector is highly concentrated, with about four-fifths of subscribers being in the capital city.

DSL services were launched in 2005, and soon afterwards the World Bank provided funds to help improve internet connectivity as part of a wider regional communications infrastructure program, which aimed to improve international links to countries in eastern and southern Africa. Madagascar was included in the first phase of the project, together with Kenya and Burundi.

The arrival of two international submarine cables to Madagascar in 2009 and 2010 reduced the cost of international bandwidth, while the rollout of Telma’s national fibre backbone network more than halved the retail price of internet services. These price reductions are expected to continue during the next few years. Following on from the IOX cable coming on-stream in early 2019, the METISS cable was lit in 2021, and the Africa-1 cable will provide further redundancy and help reduce access pricing when it comes into service in 2023.

The poor quality of the copper network was a major problem for DSL services, which encouraged the rollout of fibre based broadband. In terms of subscriber numbers, fibre overtook DSL in 2018. Since then the number of DSL subscribers has become negligible, while fibre has grown strongly.

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 Market analysis

6 Regulatory environment

  • 6.1 Telecommunications reform
  • 6.2 National ICT Policy
  • 6.3 Regulatory authority
  • 6.4 Fixed-line developments
  • 6.5 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market

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

8 Fixed-line broadband market

  • 8.1 Market analysis
  • 8.2 Broadband statistics
  • 8.3 Public internet access locations
  • 8.4 Data licensees
  • 8.5 Broadband infrastructure

9 Fixed network operators

  • 9.1 Telecom Malagasy (Telma)
  • 9.2 Gulfsat Madagascar

10 Telecommunications infrastructure

  • 10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
  • 10.2 Network infrastructure
  • 10.3 National fibre optic backbone
  • 10.4 International infrastructure

11 Glossary of abbreviations

12 Related reports

  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Madagascar 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 Development of telecom market revenue by service (MGA million) 2012 2020
  • Table 3 Fixed-line voice and data revenue (MGA million) 2014 2019
  • Table 4 Development of wholesale revenue by service (MGA million) 2016 2020
  • Table 5 Change in telecom market investment 2012 2019
  • Table 6 Telecom sector share of GDP 2012 2018
  • Table 7 Mobile network coverage of communes (communes covered) 2017 2020
  • Table 8 New mobile network coverage by technology (communes newly served) 2018 2020
  • Table 9 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2027
  • Table 10 Development of off-net mobile traffic (million minutes) 2012 2020
  • Table 11 Development of on-net mobile traffic 2012 2020
  • Table 12 Development of mobile revenue by type (MGA billion) 2017 2019
  • Table 13 Increase in SMS traffic 2012 2020
  • Table 14 Change in SMS revenue 2016 2020
  • Table 15 Population coverage by mobile platform 2014 2020
  • Table 16 Shared and owned mobile base stations 2017 2020
  • Table 17 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 18 Increase in mobile internet traffic 2012 2020
  • Table 19 Mobile internet revenue 2016 2020
  • Table 20 Change in the number of Airtel Madagascar's mobile subscribers 2013 2019
  • Table 21 Change in the number of Orange Madagascar's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Table 22 Change in the number of Telma Mobile's mobile subscribers 2013 2019
  • Table 23 Change in the number of internet users and penetration rate 2012 2020
  • Table 24 Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Table 25 Increase in fixed-line internet traffic 2012 2020
  • Table 26 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2012 2020
  • Table 27 Increase in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2013 2020
  • Table 28 Change in the number of fixed wireless broadband subscribers 2016 2020
  • Table 29 Decline in the number of satellite broadband subscribers 2016 2020
  • Table 30 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 31 Change in the number of fixed lines by type 2015 2019

    Table 32 Decline in fixed-line traffic (million minutes) 2012 2020

  • Table 33 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2012 2018
  • Table 34 Historic - Telecom market revenue by service (MGA million) 2006 2011
  • Table 35 Historic - Mobile network coverage by technology and operator 2017
  • Table 36 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2000 2011
  • Table 37 Historic - Development of off-net mobile traffic (million minutes) 2006 2011
  • Table 38 Historic - Development of on-net mobile traffic 2006 2011
  • Table 39 Historic - Zain Madagascar financial data before takeover 2006 2009
  • Table 40 Historic - Orange Madagascar subscribers 2007 2011
  • Table 41 Historic - Orange Madagascar revenue 2012 2014
  • Table 42 Historic - Fixed-line internet users and penetration rate 2000 2011
  • Table 43 Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 44 Historic - DSL broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 45 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2011
  • Table 46 Historic - Fixed-line traffic (million minutes) 2006 2011
  • Table 47 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2000 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 revenue by service 2012 2020
  • Chart 11 Development of wholesale revenue by service 2016 2020
  • Chart 12 Change in telecom market investment 2012 2019
  • Chart 13 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2012 2027
  • Chart 14 Development of off-net mobile traffic 2012 2020
  • Chart 15 Development of on-net mobile traffic 2012 2020
  • Chart 16 Increase in SMS traffic 2012 2020
  • Chart 17 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 18 Increase in mobile internet traffic 2012 2020
  • Chart 19 Change in the number of Orange Madagascar's mobile subscribers 2012 2021
  • Chart 20 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers 2012 2020
  • Chart 21 Increase in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2013 2020
  • Chart 22 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Chart 23 Change in the number of fixed lines by type 2015 2019
  • Chart 24 Decline in fixed-line traffic 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 2Africa landing stations