Guinea Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 -

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Guinea's telecommunications sector was given a tremendous boost following the market entry of MTN Group and Orange Group. During the following years the number of subscribers grew strongly while revenue also increased steadily. The mobile market by 2006 included four competing networks, and though the number of subscribers dipped slightly in 2016 this was due to the removal of dormant SIM cards among operators.

The debt-stricken incumbent fixed-line operator Sotelgui operated its Lagui mobile unit before it closed down in late 2012. Sotelgui was declared bankrupt in 2013, and though there have been several announcements regarding its revival the government in late 2017 confirmed that there was no prospect of its return without a public private partnership to inject substantial cash and equip the company with skilled management. The heavily indebted fourth mobile player Intercel was obliged to close down its network in late 2018.

Broadband services are still very limited and expensive. The landing of the first international fibre optic submarine cable in 2012, and the setting up of an IXP in mid-2013, has gone some way to developing the nascent broadband market develop by reducing the cost of internet bandwidth and improving the reliability of infrastructure. A National Backbone Network is nearing completion, connecting administrative centres across the country, though in practice almost all internet connectivity will remain via mobile infrastructure.

Key Developments:

  • Orange secures ten-year mobile licence;
  • Intercel shut down by the government;
  • National fibre backbone nears completion;
  • Guinea and Mali sign agreement to abolish roaming and harmonize interconnection rates;
  • Mobile smartphones and apps deployed to tackle outbreaks of disease;
  • Mobile Money services gain strong customer take-up;
  • MTN signs management services contract with Huawei;
  • Cellcom Guinea launches 3G+ services;
  • Report update includes the regulators annual report for 2017, market data to September 2018, operator data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Market analysis

4 Regional Africa Market Comparison

5 Regulatory environment

5.1 Historical overview

5.2 Regulatory authority

5.3 Privatisation

6 Fixed network operator

6.1 Sotelgui

7 Telecommunications infrastructure

7.1 Overview of the national telecom network

7.2 VoIP

7.3 IXP

7.4 International infrastructure

8 Fixed-line broadband market

8.1 Introduction and statistical overview

8.2 Broadband subscribers

8.3 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)

8.4 Satellite broadband

9 Digital economy

9.1 SchoolWeb Wi-Fi Network

10 Mobile market

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.3 Regulatory issues

10.4 Major mobile operators

10.5 Mobile infrastructure

10.6 Mobile content and applications

Companies Mentioned

  • Socit des Tlcommunications de Guine (Sotelgui)
  • MTN (Areeba
  • Investcom)
  • Orange (Spacetel)
  • Intercel (Tlcel Guinea)
  • Cellcom Guinee
  • MiriNet (Afribone)
  • ETI
  • Universal Communication (DiscoveryTel)
  • Ristel
  • Afripa Telecom
  • Alternet Systems
  • Broad Telecom
  • Soguicis
  • Thucatel
  • Telekom Malaysia

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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