RIA African Mobile Pricing Index

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Mozambique: Better broadband performance with more competition

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Mozambique: Better broadband performance with more competition The entry of the new operator Movitel into the market in 2012 has shaken up the duopoly mobile and fixed monopoly markets that delivered poor services primarily in the major cities at high prices. Assisted by the reduction in the mobile termination rates in 2012, the market has become [...]

Shift from just­‐voice services: African markets gearing for internet

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Shift from just­‐voice services: African markets gearing for internet Voice and SMS revenues have been eroded by the increasing use of IP-based services such as instant messaging and voice over IP (VoIP). African operators have reacted to this change in the telecommunications market by providing bundling voice, SMS and data services. In South Africa, only MTN [...]

Fall from grace: protectionism and monopolies push Cameroon down broadband index

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Fall from grace: protectionism and monopolies push Cameroon down broadband index Poor policy decisions in Cameroon have impeded the growth of affordable, real broadband services that are taking off in many of the continent’s leading economies. Although the introduction of bundled products by Orange Cameroon has significantly reduced the price for mobile prepaid services, the [...]

Dramatic MTR cuts drives SA’s mobile prices down

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Dramatic MTR cuts drives SA's mobile prices down With the mobile termination rate (MTR) enforced at 20c by the Courts last March the battle for airtime sales has shifted into a full-scale price war significantly improving South Africa's ranking on the Africa Price Transparency Index. MTN SA, previously the most resistant to pricing pressure [...]

Bundling up – new pricing strategies in the African prepaid market

By | November 23rd, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Bundling up - new pricing strategies in the African prepaid market As the African prepaid data market evolves, Over the Top (OTT) services are the new battleground: new entrants and some dominant operators are creating innovative new pricing strategies to increase market share or  retain customers and defend their revenues from OTT players. Bundles exist in [...]

South Africa’s contract value offerings and the entry of virtual networks – Quarter 2 2015

By | August 25th, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

South Africa’s contract value offerings and the entry of virtual networks - Quarter 2 2015 For the longest time Virgin mobile was the first and only virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) in South Africa. Over the last year and a half MVNOs have been on the increase, with pronounced activity and complexity in the range [...]

Postpaid Policy Brief Update

By | May 25th, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Postpaid Policy Brief Update Vodacom released preliminary results for its financial year ending in March 2015, and CellC launched new products and started a buy back contract campaign in the same week as the RIA policy brief was launched. This required an immediate update. Download

Q1 2015 African Prepaid Pricing index

By | May 20th, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Q1 2015 African Prepaid Pricing index Table 1: OECD mobile baskets, 2010 definition, 40 calls. Montly call distribution, minutes and SMS Country name Cheapest product % cheaper than dominant dominant operator cheapest in country USD Rank USD Rank Kenya 1.67 1 1.67 2 Dominant is the cheaper Sudan 2.21 2 1.38 1 38% Egypt 2.81 [...]

Cameroonian government revokes Viettel’s 3G monopoly

By | April 16th, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Cameroonian government revokes Viettel’s 3G monopoly In its edition of September 26 2014, The Cameroonian newspaper Le Quotidien de l’Economie, reported that Viettel’s request for an extension of its exclusivity on the provision of 3G services until 2016 has been turned down by the Cameroonian Government. The Agence de régulation des télécommunications (ART) has reportedly authorised [...]

Q4 African Prepaid Pricing Index

By | February 27th, 2015|Categories: RIA African Mobile Pricing Index|

Q4 African Prepaid Pricing Index Table 1: OECD mobile baskets, 2010 definition, 40 calls. Montly call distribution, minutes and SMS Country name Cheapest product % cheaper than dominant dominant operator cheapest in country USD Rank USD Rank Kenya 0.98 1 0.98 1 Dominant is the cheaper Egypt 2.69 2 2.69 3 Dominant is the [...]