Share Square: Mozambique
Mozambique has the fifth largest population of the East African countries, but ranks only tenth highest in mobile penetration. The entrance of Movitel in 2012 caused a dramatic shakeup in the market, with the MNO rolling out significant infrastructure and become the number one operator (ahead of mCel and Vodacom) within just a few years. Unlike several other East African countries, 4G rollout is yet to commence, although the ongoing extensive rollout of fibre is readying the market for such a move. With new legislation mandating infrastructure sharing being proposed, the Mozambican tower industry may be set to change shape; Mott MacDonald take a deeper look at the country in their latest Share Square.