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Central African Republic: Improved Political Stability Cause for Guarded Optimism

Published: Aug 18, 2016 | Pages: 25 | Publisher: Pyramid Research | Industry: Telecommunications | Report Format: Electronic (PDF)


The telecommunications market in CAR generated $48.7m in service revenue in 2015 and will grow at a CAGR of 10.1% during 2016 - 2021. Mobile data and fixed Internet will be the fastest-growing segments over the forecast period. The volatile political and security situation will dampen growth in the short term. However, long-term plans by operators to expand mobile network coverage and the expected introduction of 3G services by additional operators will drive long-term growth in the telecom market.

Key Findings

- The overall telecom service revenue in CAR declined 0.9% year-over-year to $44.3m in 2016.

- From 2016 to 2021, the telecommunications market in CAR will see service revenue CAGR of 10.1%, driven by mobile voice revenues.

- Mobile revenue will account for a greater proportion of total telecommunications revenue in 2021. 

- The CAR telecom market will be dominated by Orange as the leading mobile and fixed data operator followed by Telecom.


“Central African Republic: Improved Political Stability Cause for Guarded Optimism” provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in CAR today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2020. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into CAR telecom market, analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors, based on proprietary data from Pyramid Research's databases.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:

- Regional context: Telecom market size and trends in CAR compared with other countries in AME region

- Economic, demographic and political context in CAR

- The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, number portability and more

- A demand profile: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, fixed Internet, mobile voice and mobile data

- Service evolution: a look at changes in the breakdown of overall revenue between the fixed and mobile sectors and between voice, data and video from 2013 to 2020

- The competitive landscape: an examination of key trends in competition and in the performance, revenue market shares and expected moves of service providers over the next 18-24 months

- In-depth sector analysis of fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice and mobile data services: a quantitative analysis of service adoption trends by network technology and by operator, as well as of average revenue per line/subscription and service revenue through the end of the forecast period

- Main opportunities: this section details the near-term opportunities for operators, vendors and investors in CAR's telecommunications market

Reasons To Buy

- Gain in-depth analysis of current strategies and future trends of the telecommunications market in CAR, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format, to build proactive and profitable growth strategies

- Understand the factors behind ongoing and upcoming trends in CAR's mobile communications, fixed telephony and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares, to align product offerings and strategies to meet customer's demand

- Leverage the graphical information (more than 20 charts and tables in the report based on the Pyramid Research forecast products), to gain an overview of the telecom market in CAR

- Analysis of key telecom players in the markets and major business strategies being adopted by them, to identify the opportunities to improve the market share

- Explore novel opportunities to align your product strategies and offerings to meet the requirements and succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in CAR
 Table of Contents

Executive summary 

Market and competitor overview 
  Regional context 
  Economic, demographic and political context 
  Regulatory environment 
  Demand profile 
  Service evolution 
  Competitive landscape 
  Major market players 

Segment analysis 
 Mobile services 
 Fixed services 

Identifying opportunities 
 Overall market opportunities
List of Figures

CAR telecom market size and growth prospects in a regional context, 2016E 
Country indicators 
Regulatory structure and policy 
CAR communications market revenue , 2014 - 2021, US$ 
Segment revenue CAGRs, 2016 - 2021, US$ 
Segment revenues 2014 - 2021 
Service revenue mix: voice, data and video, 2016, 2021 
Service revenue mix: fixed and mobile, 2016, 2021 
Service revenue by operator, 2016 
Key telecom market players 
Major telecommunications market players 
Mobile subscriptions and penetration, 2014 - 2021 
Key mobile market indicators, 2016 
Mobile data revenue mix, 2016, 2021 
Total mobile ARPS; data percentage of total mobile ARPS, 2014 - 2021 
Mobile market shares by subscriptions, 2014 - 2021 
Mobile subscriptions by technology family, 2014 - 2021 
Fixed - line penetration of population, 2014 - 2021 
Key fixed market indicators, 2016 
Fixed voice revenue, 2014 - 2021 
Internet revenue, 2014 - 2021 
Opportunities in the CAR telecommunications market 

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