DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "South Sudan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses 2016" report to their offering.
At only around 23% penetration, one of the lowest in Africa, South Sudan's mobile market has many years of strong growth ahead of it. The virtually untapped internet and broadband market will kick off once the country gains access to international fibre optic cables and a national backbone network is put in place. Sophisticated infrastructure solutions are needed to reach the 80% of the population that live outside of the main urban centres. With a negligible rate of bank account ownership, mobile payment and banking solutions are set to dominate the country's financial services sector as well.
The limits to growth are currently defined by widespread poverty and a low literacy rate, but the government recognises the positive feedback loop on development that access to information and communication technologies (ICT) can have and is providing a range of investment incentives. The international community has provided $4 billion in aid to strengthen governance and institutions in the young nation.
- MTN South Sudan adjusts to deteriorating market conditions
- Zain South Sudan reports significant losses into 2016, reduces workforce
- South Sudan joins the One Network Area scheme, removing international roaming charges for calls between Uganda
- Construction of a $25 million fibre link between Kenya and South Sudan gets under way, with completion expected in early 2017
- Government revisits plan to build 1,600km fibre network to connect to submarine cables via Uganda and Tanzania
- Kenyan telecom regulator helping South Sudan develop ICT regulation
- Kenya and South Sudan begin work on new World Bank-funded terrestrial fibre cable
- Government forms national committee to speed up designing and building the national backbone, considers setting up the National Communications Authority (NCA) to oversee the telecoms sector
- Mobile banking solutions set to revolutionise the largely cash-based economy.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
5. Regulatory environment
6. Fixed network operators
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
8. Fixed-line broadband market
9. Mobile market
- Canar Telecom (Canartel Etisalat)
- Equity Bank
- Fujairah Media Group (FMG)
- Gemtel Green Network (G Telecom LAP Green)
- O3b Networks
- RCS Communication
- Vivacell (Network of the World NOW)
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