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Gabon Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

June 18, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 18, 2019--

The “Gabon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Gabon remains one of the wealthiest nations in Africa in terms of GDP per capita, with the economy largely buttressed by oil revenue.

The telecom market was liberalised in 1999 when the government awarded three mobile telephony licences and two Internet Service Provider (ISP) licences and established an independent regulatory authority. Gabon Telecom was privatised in 2007 when Maroc Telecom bought a 51% stake in the operator. In June 2016 Maroc Telecom merged Gabon Telecom with Moov Gabon, thereby reducing the number of mobile network operators from four to three.

The 2009 entry of USAN (operated by Bintel Group under the brand name Azur) into a competitive market with high penetration triggered a price war that saw falling revenue and profits, forcing the operators to streamline their businesses and to look for new income streams. Following more than a year of delays, a licence to offer 3G mobile broadband services was awarded in late 2011. Azur failed to weather competition and ceased trading in late 2017, encumbered by debts and fined by the regulator for failing to observe its quality of service obligations.

Both Airtel Gabon and Gabon Telecom Mobile (Libertis) have launched LTE services in a bid to develop revenue from mobile broadband and data services.

In contrast with the mobile market, Gabon’s fixed-line and internet sectors have remained underdeveloped due to a lack of competition and high prices. The country has sufficient international bandwidth on the SAT-3/WASC/SAFE submarine cable but this facility is monopolised by Gabon Telecom. The arrival of the ACE submarine cable, combined with progressing work on the CAB cable, has increased backhaul capacity supporting mobile data traffic.

Key Developments:

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

2 Telecommunications market

2.1 Market analysis

3 Regulatory environment

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Regulatory authority

3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation

3.4 Interconnection

4 Fixed network operator

4.1 Gabon Telecom

5 Telecommunications infrastructure

5.1 Overview of the national telecom network

5.2 International infrastructure

6 Fixed-line broadband market

6.1 Introduction and statistical overview

6.2 Market analysis

6.3 Broadband statistics

6.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies

7 Digital economy

7.1 e-health

7.2 e-learning

8 Mobile market

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile data

8.4 Mobile broadband

8.5 Mobile infrastructure

8.6 Major mobile operators

8.7 Mobile content and applications

Companies Mentioned

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Related Topics:Telecommunications and Networks,Broadband,Mobile Networks

KEYWORD: GABON AFRICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS

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