Mobile Markets in Mozambique and Angola Set for Five Year Boom Finds Frost & Sullivan
The mobile communications markets in both countries are young with two operators in each catering to demand. A third operator was due to be licensed in
Many foreign companies have been attracted to these countries due to their available commodities and high GDP growth rates. They are creating a demand for a range of services, with communications being high on the list. As they are not just basing themselves in cities with established fixed-line infrastructure, there is a significant opportunity for mobile technologies.
“Foreign companies are importing staff from countries with developed technology, so they are likely to demand services like VoIP and value added services,” Venter explains. “Operators are therefore investing in infrastructure development to support these services.”
There is also growing demand for communications from the local populations. There is particular interest in basic voice and sms services as these are the cheapest and therefore attractive to the majority of potential customers.
“Operators in both countries will have to look at offering services that are in line with the needs of the population,” Venter says. “For instance, services customised to sugar farmers in
However, as both countries are still in the early stages of development, significant investment is needed in basic infrastructure and to ensure connectivity is available countrywide. As electricity supply is neither widespread nor reliable, there is also a need to come up with alternative power supplies for mobile towers.
“Companies have to be aware that initial investment is going to be high here,” Venter concluded. “However, those who are able to establish themselves in the market early can gain market share and experience. This will be invaluable in the long term.”
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