Share Square: Senegal
Mott MacDonald analyse the prospects for a tower deal in Senegal
Senegal has a population of 13.51 million and is served by 3 mobile network operators: Orange Senegal (62% market share)2, Tigo (Millicom – 23% market share) and Expresso Sengal (Sudatel – 15% market share). With 11.5 million subscribers, penetration is estimated at 86.5%, and grew at 23% in 20123. 99% of subscribers use pre-paid SIMs and 3G penetration is estimated at 4%4. As with many African countries the population is young: it is estimated that over 63% are 24 or younger5.
Senegal Mobile Operators – Market Share
While Senegal is similar to Mali in terms of population and age profile of the population, the country has a GDP per capita (in PPP terms) twice that of its neighbour at $2,2006.