Page 1 - Sudan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Published: July 2012

No. of Pages: 27

Price: US $ 450

North and South Sudan, two very different markets This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Sudan’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include:             

Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development, including fibre; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile data services, including 3G broadband; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

Following a referendum, oil-rich South Sudan became the world’s youngest independent state in mid2011. Having been beyond the central government’s control and deprived of development, it is establishing its own independent telecommunications regime, creating new opportunities for service providers and equipment suppliers. Three quarters of the population are in the North where mobile market penetration is much higher, but the average revenue per user (APRU) is higher in the South. The North has a large, relatively well-equipped telecommunications system by regional standards, including a national fibre optic backbone and international fibre connections. The national telco, Sudatel has been privatised more than a decade ago, with major shares and management control now held by Etisalat of the UAE and Qatar Telecom. It is also listed on several regional stock exchanges. The company presided over the world’s fastest growing fixed-line market until it started substituting traditional copper lines with CDMA2000 fixed-wireless access in 2005. Market highlights:     

Higher telecom taxes in 2012; Telecom networks to be separated between the two new states; South Sudan to connect to international fibre bandwidth via Kenya; Intensified mobile broadband competition; Wide variation of broadband pricing and mobile ARPU.

Companies covered in this report:

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Zain MTN Sudatel Sudani Canar Telecom (Canartel) SudaNet ZinaNet Thuraya Network of the World (NOW, Vivacell) Gemtel (G Telecom, LapGreen)

Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband of Sudan Table of Contents 1. Executive summary 2. Key statistics 3. Telecommunications market 4. Regulatory environment 5. Fixed network operators in Sudan 6. International infrastructure 7. Internet market 8. Broadband market 9. Convergence 10. Mobile communications 11. South Sudan 12. Related reports List Of Tables List Of Charts List Of Exhibits - Sudan Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband  

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