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BMI View: The biggest hurdles facing operators are low consumer spending power and macroeconomic
uncertainty. There are fewer 'active' mobile subscribers than previously reported, emphasising the
challenges facing operators in the market. A large rural population and limited fixed infrastructure mean
wireless technologies will be the dominant platform for communication. Many users will access the internet
via mobile devices initially, slowly progressing to computers and fixed broadband in the longer term.
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? Mobile forecasts have been revised downwards as Moov has revealed itself to be a far less dynamic
player than previously understood. Its rivals have also seen volatile growth during 2015.
? While the fixed-line market will exhibit growth over our forecast period, the lack of investment in new
networks and the prevalence of fixed-to-mobile substitution will keep the service restricted to main cities.
? Few subscribers have use for broadband services and the limited reach of fixed infrastructure further
limits the reach of the market. The few subscribers who can afford to pay for data services will use
wireless platforms to get online.