Gambia Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 -

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Gambia's telecom market is dominated by the incumbent telco Gamtel, which retains a monopoly on fixed-line telephony services. There are four mobile networks providing effective competition.

The market's leader is Africell, with about 65% market share, while Comium and QCell compete closely for second and third place. Gamtel's mobile unit Gamcel is by far the smallest operator, with about 10% share. Mobile penetration is well above the African average, itself a testament to the poor condition of the fixed-line infrastructure and the lack of availability of fixed services in many rural areas of the country.

Although the incumbent has a relatively well-developed national fibre backbone network, low fixed-line penetration has hindered internet usage. There are only three licensed ISPs, which are small operators serving local areas, and so competition is minimal. The government has embarked on a National Broadband Network program aimed at closing the digital divide affecting many parts of the country, though in mid-2018 the terms of a loan required to continue work on the network were rejected by Parliament.

Key Developments:

  • Government agrees to splitting off Gamcel from Gamtel;
  • Africell launches LTE services, competing with QCell;
  • Government announces liberalisation of the international gateway;
  • QCell launched its Qodoo Mobile Money service, follows with LTE;
  • Gamtel reports further declines in revenue;
  • Legislation prepared to create a new National ICT Agency;
  • Government launches National Broadband Network project;
  • International Network Management Center (IINMC) opens, facilitating traffic on ACE cable;
  • Africell contracts Alepo for Data Solutions;
  • Gamtel contracts Huawei for fibre backbone project;
  • Report update includes Gamtel financial data, ITU data for 2017, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Historical overview

4 Regional Africa Market Comparison

4.1 TMI vs GDP

4.2 Mobile and mobile broadband

4.3 Fixed and mobile broadband

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 National Communications and Information Policy (NACIP)

5.2 Regulatory authority

5.3 2009 ICT Act

5.4 Interconnection

5.5 Universal Access Fund (UAF)

5.6 Telecom sector liberalisation

5.7 Privatisation

6 Fixed network operator

6.1 Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel)

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 Overview of the national telecom network

7.2 International infrastructure

8 Fixed-line broadband market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8.2 Market analysis

8.3 Broadband statistics

8.4 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)

8.5 Fixed-line broadband technologies

9 Digital economy

9.1 e-government

10 Mobile market

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile data

10.3 Mobile broadband

10.4 Regulatory issues

10.5 Mobile infrastructure

10.6 Major mobile operators

10.7 Mobile content and applications

Companies Mentioned

  • Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel)
  • Gamcel
  • Africell
  • Comium
  • QCell
  • Globacom
  • Thuraya
  • GamNet
  • QuantumNet
  • Netpage
  • Airtip

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900