BMI: positives outweigh negatives for Tanzanian tower market

Favorable macro-economic and political environment, Viettel shakes up mobile market

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  • Room for growth in voice and data but stagnating subscription growth and falling ARPUs
  • Viettel entry could catalyse consolidation
  • Stable political environment and bright economic outlook, power sector scandal notwithstanding
  • Falling oil prices reduce energy opex and boost private consumption

BMI View, by Amy Cameron, MEA ICT Analyst: Low ARPUs and a large rural population are key factors driving the development of Tanzania’s towers market. Although these circumstances have put a drag on subscriptions growth in recent years, Tanzania’s very bright economic growth outlook combined with the positive impact of falling oil prices could yet…

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