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Tanzania: Steady growth expected in Kenyan telecoms market as operators expand networks

Kenya was the 13th largest telecom services market in Africa and the Middle East in 2013, with estimated revenue of US$2 billion, or 4.5 percent of GDP, up 13.9 percent from 2012, according to a new Country Intelligence Report released Tuesday by Pyramid research.

“Mobile data was the most important growth driver, generating US$149m more revenue in 2012 than in 2013,” said the global monitor of telecommunications markets, expecting “to see overall service revenue grow at a 5.2 percent CAGR over the 2013-2018 period”.

“Adoption of 3G technologies is at 16 percent of mobile subscriptions, but we expect this figure to grow as operators continue to expand their networks (in the East African country),” PR forecast in the report.

Further, the report pointed out that the total number of broadband access lines in Kenya grew by 13.6 percent year-over-year to 88,400 in 2013, a result of the growth of fibre connectivity.

According to PR, the report “offers a precise, incisive profile of Kenya’s mobile and fixed telecommunications markets based on comprehensive proprietary data and insights from research in the Kenyan market”.

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