Summary

Home to 1.2 billion people today, and an expected 2.5 billion in 2050; a working age population that is forecast to grow from just over 700 million to close to 1 billion in 12 years… Africa’s population boom will only be sustainable if its economic development is equally spectacular. The revival of a solid growth momentum since 2017 is good news, but it needs to settle in as a lasting trend. Digital technology is taking hold as a key driver and accelerator of development on the continent.

This is the central challenge that IDATE DigiWorld explores in its benchmark report on Africa, which it has been publishing for four years now.
It combines an analysis of the political, industrial and societal situation, and vital data on network rollouts and how usage is progressing, to allow readers to gain a deeper understanding of the transformation at work.

A transformation shaped by multiple innovations and disruptions (via leapfrogging), but also by having to grapple with resistance and broader risks.

Will the digital economy usher in the hoped-for progress on the educational, social and healthcare fronts, to name but three?

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Table of contents

1. Cornerstones of growth
1.1 Population
1.2 Economy
1.3 Society
1.4 Digital ecosystem

2. Infrastructure deployments
2.1 Smart city
2.2 Infrastructure financing
2.3 Strategy for digital economy
2.4 Spectrum
2.5 Satellite

3. Access and networks
3.1 Mobile
3.2 Smartphone
3.3 FTTH
3.4 TV

4. Service development
4.1 E-money
4.2 E-government
4.3 E-health
4.4 E-education
4.5 E-commerce
4.6 E-agriculture

5. Players
5.1 Telecom operators
5.2 OTT players
5.3 Africa’s growing TV industry
5.4 Satellite operators

6. Geographical markets
6.1 North Africa
6.2 West Africa
6.3 Central Africa
6.4 East Africa
6.5 Southern Africa

Geographic area

Middle East & Africa
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Players

  • Absa
  • Africable
  • Agora
  • Airtel
  • Alcatel
  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Bitland
  • Camtel
  • Canal+
  • Cdiscount
  • DEAN
  • Djantoli
  • E-Diabète
  • Ericsson
  • Ethio Telecom
  • Etisalat
  • Eutelsat
  • Exim Bank of China
  • Expresso
  • Facebook
  • Family Bank
  • GiftedMom
  • GoMyWay
  • Google
  • Hope
  • Huawei
  • Icflix
  • Iflix
  • IROKO
  • JokkoSanté
  • Jumia
  • Konga
  • Kukua
  • Kwesé
  • Lagardère
  • Laser Light
  • LeoSat
  • Maroc Telecom
  • Masoko
  • MedTrucks
  • Microsoft
  • Mira Channel
  • MOS@N
  • MTN
  • Multichoice
  • Naspers
  • Netflix
  • O3b
  • OneWeb
  • Orange
  • Peek Vision
  • Ringier
  • Rocket Internet
  • Safaricom
  • SafeMotos
  • Samsung
  • SES
  • SimbaPay
  • SoftBank
  • Sonatel
  • SpaceX
  • StarTimes
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Telesat
  • Telkom
  • Tigo
  • TraficJet
  • Transsion
  • Viasat
  • Vodacom
  • Wari
  • WeCashUp
  • WeChat
  • Wecyclers
  • WeFly Agri
  • WhatsApp
  • Xinwei
  • Yahsat
  • Yudala
  • Zinex Technologies
  • Zuku TV

Other details

  • Reference: DWI184A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: access, audiovisual industry, Digital economy, E-agriculture, E-Commerce, E-Education, E-government, E-Health, e-money, FTTH, Mobile, Networks, OTT players, satellite, Smart City, Smartphone, Spectrum, telecom operators, Television, TV

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