Liberia Telecommunications Report 2015 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Liberia Telecommunications Report 2015

Liberia Telecommunications Report 2015 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Liberia Telecommunications Report 2015
Published Jan 31, 2015
54 pages — Published Jan 31, 2015
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...Source: BMI research BMI had previously forecast strong market growth for Liberia s mobile market given its low starting base and the presence of several competitors. ...Data from the regulator showed strong growth between ---- and ---- in which time the market more than doubled in size. However, Liberia has struggled to push the mobile penetration rate above -- , in part as growth has been affected by the Ebola outbreak but also due to regulatory measures such as SIM registration, which negatively affects markets that are heavily prepaid, as we believe Liberia is. The outlook for ---- is still subdued, although we believe there will be greater recovery towards the second half of the year as data suggest Ebola cases slowed towards the end of ----. ...Market leader Lonestar reported ARPU had dropped below USD- in Q--- having been above USD- over the previous two years. We believe this is the impact of the Ebola outbreak and will have a long term impact on the ability of operators to invest in expanding networks to more remote areas of the country and the roll out of next generation data networks.

...Liberia s regulator received equipment to set up the entity s first data centre, with investment from the UN Development Program (UNDP) in October ----. The investment includes -- desktop PCs, -- notebooks, -- UPS, -- switches and six printers. The total cost of the data centre is expected to reach USD---,---. We believe investment in ICT infrastructure will support economic growth and encourage the deployment of broadband infrastructure to meet the needs of all industries. Technology has been used in the fight to control the Ebola outbreak that has affected Liberia. IBM launched a global platform to share Ebola-related open data, enabling affected communities to send messages free of charge about Ebola. Samsung donated -,--- smartphones to -- medical clinics focused on

...BMI View: Liberia ranks --th out of -- markets in Sub-Saharan Africa for mobile penetration, reaching just --.- at the end of ----. We forecast slow growth in ---- as the after effects of the Ebola crisis continue to play out. ...We forecast slow growth in ---- as the after effects of the Ebola crisis continue to play out. Consumer spending on mobile services dropped during ---- as travel restrictions and the shrinking economy reduced the need for consumers to spend on mobile services. The market has continued growth potential, but we believe growth will be slower as operators seek to recoup investments after lower income during ---- and ----. ...

  
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