Fibre? You’ve got to have it if you want to have a future.
Anonymous African Operator, 2016

At long last, the African FTTH Boom is Here.

On the face of it, Africa is lagging well behind other regions in rolling out Fiber to The Home (FTTH/P) technology. The African continent accounts for less than 1% of global FTTH connections; there are fewer FTTH connections in all of Africa than in Singapore alone; the UAE’s FTTH base is almost twice as large as the entire African FTTH base.

Not much of a FTTH opportunity here then, one would think. One would be wrong.

Dig a little deeper, and signs abound of an increasingly loud FTTH revolution in the African continent, one that is made even more notable by the unique nature of some of its characteristics. Between 2014 and 2016, the number of homes and premises passed by fibre has more than tripled. About 1000 new FTTH connections are activated every day across Africa – a pace that is ~2x 2015 levels and continues to accelerate.

From Kenya to South Africa, Mauritius, Morocco or Congo-Brazzaville, the rise of last mile fibre is upending Africa’s broadband retail market dynamics. From bandwidth speeds to user experience, pricing models and market share upheavals, it’s a whole new game.

Arguably the most comprehensive analysis developed on the rise and impact of FTTH in African markets, “The African FTTH Boom, Last Mile Fibre Dynamics, Economics and Outlook in African Markets” takes an extensive look at FTTH adoption patterns across the continent, including key infrastructure, business economics, winners and losers, market structure and regulatory drivers, current and projected levels of homes passed and connected. And much more.

Download Detailed Table of Contents and some sample pages here – the-xalam-analytics-africa-ftth-report-toc-and-sample-pages

At long last, the African FTTH boom is here.

Arguably the most comprehensive analysis developed on the rise and impact of FTTH in African markets, “The African FTTH Boom” takes an extensive look at FTTH adoption patterns across the continent, including key infrastructure, business economics, winners and losers, market structure and regulatory drivers, current and projected levels of homes passed and connected. And much more.

The report provides a mapping of which markets appear most attractive for an FTTH rollout and offers an in-depth analysis of the addressable market for FTTH in Africa, from businesses in central business districts to gated communities and beyond. Finally, the report takes a close look at African FTTH economics, from cost of deployment to ARPU, profitability and potential returns, along with the implications of those dynamics on projected rollout and adoption.

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Some questions we ask-

  • What is the size of the African FTTH market? What are the rollout run rates, and the FTTH take-up rates?
  • What are the primary drivers of African FTTH growth?
  • Which markets are more likely to see an FTTH boom? What market structures have proved most optimal for FTTH growth?
  • What does FTTH mean for large African (mostly mobile) telcos? For broader competitive dynamics?
  • What is the potential demand for FTTH in Africa?
  • What is the African FTTH upside?
  • Do African FTTH economics work? How can operators make them work?
  • What is the relationship, and the interplay between FTTH, ADSL, 3G/4G and other technologies?

We say a lot of things in this report. A sample:

  • The rise of last mile fibre is transforming Africa’s broadband retail market dynamics – it’s a whole new game.
  • Only around 45% of Africa’s Fixed broadband addressable demand has been reached by fixed broadband access solutions – and only 2% is currently reached by FTTH.
  • We find the notion of an almost mobile-only African connectivity marketplace to be largely fallacious.
  • Regulation is a critical obstacle to African FTTH growth; for the most part, African market structures are not optimized for FTTH roll-outs.
  • Africa’s mobile operators have traditionally ignored FTTH. As a result, they have fallen behind. They can’t afford to.
  • African markets will need between $2.3bn and $4bn over the 2016-2020 period to hit our FTTH projections.
  • African FTTH economics are good in the first 1-2 phases of rollout, and much tougher thereafter. Along with regulation, these economics are the biggest risk to our projections.
  • African FTTH at scale is a long, long term game. Investors looking for quick returns and payback periods will not find them here.
  • But providers that stick to it over the long run will hold a nearly unassailable position in a critical segment of Africa’s digital infrastructure market.
100 Pages of analysis and extensive data on FTTH rollouts and connections, projections, business case, market impact and country snapshot

Supported by 60+ Charts & Visuals
Summary Africa FTTH homes passed and connections Tables (15 Markets)
50 Charts with underlying chart data in Excel format – (Premium Pack Only)
Key Sections of the report are below. Please download Report Summary for detailed table of contents and full list of exhibits and charts here: the-xalam-analytics-africa-ftth-report-toc-and-sample-pages

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.AFRICAN FTTH: JUST THE NUMBERS, PLEASE
2.AFRICAN FTTH MARKET DRIVERS, MARKET STRUCTURE;THE IMPACT OF REGULATION
3.BREAKING DOWN AFRICAN FTTH DEMAND, FROM PARKHURST TO YOPOUGON
4.EXPLORING SOME BURNING FTTH QUESTIONS
Which African Markets are Ripe for FTTH?
How do ADSL, MBB, FWA Impact FTTH – and Vice-Versa?
Does MBB Help or Hurt the Fibre Case?
5.AFRICAN FTTH CAPEX, PRICING AND CHALLENGING ECONOMICS
6.AFRICAN FTTH: PRICING, COMPETITIVE DYNAMICS AND MAPPING OUT FUTURE GROWTH
7.AFRICAN FTTH: JUST THE FORECAST, PLEASE
8.SAMPLE AFRICAN MARKETS FTTH SNAPSHOTS
Mauritius FTTH: On Path to Become Africa’s First Gigabit Economy
South Africa: Africa’s Deepest Combination of FTTH Demand and Supply Fundamentals
Kenya FTTH: Has Done Very Well, but there’s Room for More
Tanzania FTTH: Fibre Wholesale Economics Hold Up Potential
Zimbabwe FTTH: Somehow Thriving Despite Terrible Macro-Economic Environment
Nigeria: An African FTTH Tragedy

 

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100 Pages of analysis and extensive data on FTTH rollouts and connections, projections, business case, market impact and country snapshot;
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Summary Africa FTTH homes passed and connections Tables (15 Markets) – 2015 to 2020
50 Charts with underlying chart data in Excel format – (Premium Pack Only)

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