Industry Trend Analysis - State Investment Rules To Weigh On Mobile Opportunities - FEB 2018

BMI View: Efforts by the Angolan government to liberalise the telecoms market and licen s e a fourth operator are welcomed, as they will bring in much-needed competition and potentially lead to improved services. Still, growth opportunities will require a long commitment and significant investments to expand into underserved and rural areas, which limits interest to operators with robust financial backing.

Against a background of national reforms, the Angolan telecoms regulator and the government have announced a series of developments:

  • The regulator has awarded unified licences to mobile operators Movicel and Unitel and fixed-line incumbent Angola Telecom. These licences include mobile, fixed voice, data and TV services.

  • Opportunities for Growth But Limited Uptake
    Angola Mobile Market Forecast 2015-2021
    f = BMI forecast. Source: BMI, regulator.

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