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  1. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2017
  2. Canadian Consumer Payments Survey: 2016
  3. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2016
  4. Canadian Consumer Payments Survey: 2015
  5. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2015
  6. The Future of Virtual Currencies: 2014
  7. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2014
  8. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2013
  9. Canadian Payments Forecast:2012
  10. The Mobile Wallet in Canada
  11. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2010
  12. Canadian Payments Forecast: 2009
  13. EMV Migration in Canada: Opportunities and Challenges
  14. Prospects for the Smart Card Market in Canada

 

ICTs in Emerging Economies Research

  1. ICT Investment Opportunities in Africa - Volume 1
    (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe)
  2. ICT Investment Opportunities in Ethiopia
  3. ICT Investment Opportunities in Nigeria
  4. ICT Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe

 

 

 

Canadian Payments Forecast - 2017

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Publication date: May 2017
Number of pages: 260
Charts and tables: 100

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The Canadian payments landscape is undergoing fundamental changes as new technologies vie for the attention of consumers. Shopping habits are shifting as consumers embrace the convenience and functionality offered by smart phones, tablets and an almost ubiquitous internet connection. While mobile is mainstream in many areas, mobile payments are still embryonic. With unprecendented activity in the FinTech space, payments in Canada are likely to be transformed within the next few years.

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2017 examines the Canadian consumer payments market in the context of developments in the Canadian economy and the fundamental shifts taking place in technology. Now in its 8th year of publication, this report will provide in-depth analysis of each of the major consumer payments segments in the Canadian market. Detailed five-year forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure. For more information on this product, please click here

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Canadian Consumer Payments Survey - 2016

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Publication date: May 2016
Number of pages: 120
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Number of questions: 94

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This primary benchmark research study, conducted online amongst 2,000 online adult Canadians, examines the payments behaviour and preferences of Canadian consumers. It is the tracking benchmark in the Canadian payments world, and includes analysis of the awareness, current usage, and future usage intentions for all major consumer payment methods, as well as an analysis of selected market segments. For more information on this product, click here

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2016

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Publication date: May 2016
Number of pages: 260
Charts and tables: 100

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The Canadian payments landscape is undergoing fundamental changes as new technologies vie for the attention of consumers. Shopping habits are shifting as consumers embrace the convenience and functionality offered by smart phones, tablets and an almost ubiquitous internet connection. While mobile is mainstream in many areas, mobile payments are still embryonic. Key players in the industry continue to wrestle with their business models and ways to fit all the pieces together to present a compelling offering to consumers in an already crowded market. And then there’s the matter of waiting for consumers to get their hands on smart devices – including wearable technology – that can accommodate the payment solutions being dreamt up in innovation labs. While these developments capture the largest mindshare amongst payment executives, traditional electronic payments continue to grow, draining the remaining life out of paper-based payments.

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2016 examines the Canadian consumer payments market in the context of developments in the Canadian economy and the fundamental shifts taking place in technology. Now in its 7th year of publication, the report provides in-depth analysis of each of the major consumer payments segments in the Canadian market. Detailed five-year forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure. For more information on this product, please click here

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Canadian Consumer Payments Survey - 2015

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Publication date: July 2015
Number of pages: 120
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This primary benchmark research study, conducted online amongst 2,000 online adult Canadians, examines the payments behaviour and preferences of Canadian consumers. It is the most comprehensive consumer payments survey in Canada, and includes analysis of the awareness, current usage, and future usage intentions for all major consumer payment methods, as well as an analysis of selected market segments. For more information on this product, click here

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2015

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Publication date: July 2015
Number of pages: 260
Charts and tables: 100

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The Canadian payments landscape is undergoing fundamental changes as new technologies vie for the attention of consumers. Shopping habits are shifting as consumers embrace the convenience and functionality offered by smart phones, tablets and an almost ubiquitous internet connection. While mobile is mainstream in many areas, mobile payments are still embryonic.

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2015 examines the Canadian consumer payments market in the context of developments in the Canadian economy and the fundamental shifts taking place in technology. Now in its 6th year of publication, the report provides in-depth analysis of each of the major consumer payments segments in the Canadian market. Detailed five-year forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure.

This new report from Technology Strategies International Inc. provides a detailed and insightful assessment of the prospects for the Canadian consumer payments market, and is recognized by industry leaders as the most comprehensive, authoritative and independent review pf the market available in Canada.

Included in this year's comprehensive update of the report:

  • Selected findings from the 2015 Canadian Consumer Payments Survey, conducted amongst more than 2,000 adult Canadians
  • In-depth analysis of prospects for the Canadian economy, personal expenditure, and the retail sector
  • Analysis and forecast for each major consumer payment segment
  • An assessment of the most important regulatory developments in the Canadian payments market
  • Key Indicator tables for all major payment modes

A strategic resource for payment professionals, Canadian Payments Forecast, 2015 provides essential in-depth planning information for anyone involved in Canada's payment industry.

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The Future of Virtual Currencies

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Publication date: November 2014
Number of pages: 78
Charts and tables: 27

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In this new report from Technology Strategies International, we examine the future of virtual currencies and virtual currency technologies under different scenarios.

The Future of Virtual Currencies addresses the following key questions for senior executives in organizations that may be affected by developments in virtual currency technology:

  • What is really happening beneath the surface in the virtual currency space?
  • What is likely to happen in the future?
  • How should we prepare ourselves for the future?

The Future of Virtual Currencies is an essential in-depth strategic information resource for senior executives in industries that are likely to be affected by the broader adoption of virtual currency technology.

 

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Canadian payments forecast - 2014

Publication date: June, 2014
150 pages
102 charts
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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2014, is an authoritative and independent strategic review, analysis and market forecast on Canada’s consumer payments industry. This annual update provides in-depth analysis of the trends influencing the payments industry, and provides forecasts for all major consumer payment types, including emerging payment mechanisms such as contactless, mobile and online payments.

The report includes findings of the 2014 TSI Payments Surveys conducted amongst more than 2,000 Canadian adult consumers. The TSI Payments Survey focuses on Mobile, Contactless, Online, Prepaid and Gift cards, Cashback, Pre-authorized Payments, P2P Payments and Remittances.

The report also includes key indicator tables for each payment modality covered in the analysis.

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2014 identifies high growth segments in the Canadian payments market in the context of important trends, and developments in the economy and payments industry. Detailed five-year forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2013 

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Publication date: June, 2013
137 pages (excluding Appendix)
90 charts
35 tables

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2013, is an authoritative and independent strategic review, analysis and market forecast on Canada’s consumer payments industry. This annual update provides in-depth analysis of the trends influencing the payments industry, and provides forecasts for all major consumer payment types, including emerging payment mechanisms such as contactless, mobile and online payments.

NEW this year is the inclusion of findings from the TSI Payments Survey conducted amongst more than 4,000 Canadian adult consumers. The TSI Payments Survey focuses on Mobile, Contactless, Cashback, P2P Payments and Remittances.

NEW this year is also the inclusion of key indicator tables for each payment modality covered in the report.

Key questions answered in Canadian Payments Forecast, 2013 include:

  • What is the prognosis for cash, cheques and traditional electronic payment instruments?
  • To what extent have contactless payments gained traction in the Canadian market, and how is the Canadian contactless market likely to develop?
  • How will the mobile payments market develop in Canada over the next five years?
  • How important is the gift card market in Canada?
  • What are the prospects for remittance payments in Canada?
  • How is the P2P market developing in Canada?
  • How is the regulatory environment in the payments industry in Canada likely to develop over the next five years?

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2013 identifies high growth segments in the Canadian payments market in the context of important trends, and developments in the economy and payments industry. Detailed five-year forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure. View the detailed table of contents of the report here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2012 

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Scheduled publication date: May, 2012
116 pages
84 charts
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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2012, is an authoritative and independent strategic review, analysis and market forecast on Canada’s consumer payments industry. This annual update provides in-depth analysis of the trends influencing the payments industry, and provides forecasts for all major consumer payment types, including emerging payment mechanisms such as contactless, mobile and online payments.

Key questions answered in Canadian Payments Forecast, 2012 include:

  • What is the prognosis for cash, cheques and traditional electronic payment instruments?
  • To what extent have contactless payments gained traction in the Canadian market, and how is the Canadian contactless market likely to develop?
  • How will the mobile payments market develop in Canada over the next five years?
  • How important is the gift card market in Canada?
  • Is there life in the alternative payments market in Canada, and how will this market evolve?
  • How has the cross-border debit market advanced in Canada and will it continue to experience high growth?
  • How is the regulatory environment in the payments industry likely to develop in the wake of the Payment Systems Review Task Force and other industry initiatives, and what will be the impact on the industry?

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2012 identifies high growth segments in the Canadian payments market in the context of important trends, and developments in the economy and payments industry. Detailed five-year forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure. Prospects for mobile payments in the Canadian marketplace are analyzed in-depth. View the table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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The Mobile Wallet in Canada 

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Publication date: September, 2011

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Mobile payment technology is surging ahead, but is it leaving the consumer behind? Does the consumer want or need a Mobile Wallet? A TSI/Hotspex survey among 1,000+ Canadian mobile phone users and smartphone intenders looks at consumer ‘app-rehension’ over the Mobile wallet, and what’s behind it.

Previous Hotspex studies prove that smart-phones are the most emotionally driven category ever tested, on par with beer. When you layer security issues into the equation, two-thousand open-ended responses by consumers revealed a far more complex picture of what is required to gain trust. Negative emotions such as apprehension, discomfort, confusion, and pessimism were prevalent, largely driven by fraud, privacy and identity theft concerns.

In conducting this study to test the mobile wallet concept, Hotspex used its unique emotional science methodology to uncover the real drivers of acceptance amongst consumers in the Canadian marketplace. The study was designed, and results analysed, by Technology Strategies International, Canada's leading payment industry research and analysis firm.

For all players in the mobile payment ecosystem, the Mobile Wallet in Canada report offers in-depth insights into the key success criteria for this new payment technology. It comprehensively answers the following important questions:
1. What are the primary obstacles to the mobile wallet adoption?
2. What would clear the path for widespread consumer acceptance?
3. What do consumers think and feel about integrating this technology into their everyday lives?
4. What are the mobile wallet functionality ‘hot buttons’ and watch-outs?
5. Which provider is the ‘most likely to succeed’ according to consumers?

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2010 

Published: August - 2010
138 pages
80 charts
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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2010, is an authoritative and independent strategic review, analysis and market forecast on Canada’s payment industry. New payment segments, in particular, cross-border debit, contactless debit and credit, mobile and alternative online payments are set for extraordinary growth over the next five years. Some key findings of the research include:  

  • The impact of the recession was felt in the payments space with cash withdrawal from ABMs, cash purchases, credit purchases and credit card cash advance volumes declining. Online payments, cross-border payments and contactless payments were largely unaffected by the recession, and grew rapidly in 2009.
  • The intensity of competition is increasing in the Canadian debit payments space. MasterCard and Visa have managed to secure the support of leading issuers to launch an alternative, and more lucrative interchange-driven, debit payment product in Canada – a space currently dominated by Interac
  • The merchant lobby has been highly effective in delaying the launch of scheme debit in Canada. The Credit and Debit Card Industry Code of Conduct has forced would-be issuers of alternative debit products to rethink their launch strategies. 
  • Contactless payments have extended their reach remarkably quickly over the past year, and issuers and acquirers are undertaking a major thrust to make contactless payments ubiquitous in appropriate payment settings. 
  • Cross-border payments are expected to increase apace, with the entry of scheme debit stimulating growth in both the outbound and inbound cross-border payments segments. 
  • Alternative online payment mechanisms (i.e. non-credit card payments) will account for one third of all online payments made by Canadians by 2014
  • Mobile payments continue to attract the interest of payment companies, banks and acquirers, especially in the face of increase smartphone usage in Canada.

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2010, is a comprehensive review, analysis and forecast of consumer payments in Canada. It identifies high growth segments in the Canadian payments market in the context of important trends, as well as recent developments in the economy and the industry. The impact of the recession is examined and key industry developments are analyzed in terms of their impact on the industry. Detailed forecasts are presented on consumer payments and related acceptance infrastructure. Prospects for mobile payments in the Canadian marketplace are analyzed in-depth. View a complete table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2009 

Published: February - 2009
111 pages
69 charts
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Canadian Payments Forecast - 2009, is an authoritative and independent strategic review, analysis and market forecast available on the Canada’s payment industry. New payment segments, in particular, cross-border debit, contactless, mobile and alternative online payments are set for extraordinary growth over the next five years. Some key findings of the research include:  

  • The recession in Canada will result in lower growth for debit and credit card payments as consumers cut back on their expenditures
  • Contactless payments will be the highest growth segment over the next five years, exhibiting phenomenal growth and encroaching on the areas currently dominated by cash and debit cards
  • Card issuers will use the EMV implementation card reissue cycle to issue cards with contactless payment functionality
  • Alternative payment mechanisms for online payments (i.e. non-credit card payments) will account for one third of all online payments made by Canadians by 2013
  • Cross border payments will grow by 70% per year over the next five years

Canadian Payments Forecast, 2009, is a comprehensive review, analysis and forecast of consumer payments in Canada. It identifies high growth segments in the Canadian payments market in the context of important trends as well as recent developments in the economy and the industry. The impact of the recession is examined and the following key developments are analyzed with respect to their impact on the market: fraud, duality in the credit card market; the emerging battleground around merchant discount rates; and Interac’s application to the Competition Bureau to convert to a ‘for-profit’ organization. Detailed forecasts are presented for debit and credit cards in circulation, credit card payments, debit card payments, cash payments, cheque payments, contactless payments, cross-border payments, online payments, ABM installations and POS terminals. View a complete table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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EMV Migration in Canada: Opportunities and challenges 

Published: February - 2007
115 pages
31 charts
16 tables

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EMV Migration in Canada: Opportunities and Challenges, 2007, is the most comprehensive and authoritative independent strategic analysis and forecast available on the Canada's EMV migration plans. While the planning for EMV implementation is at an advanced stage in Canada, there are a number of critical challenges that need to be addressed by issuers, acquirers and retailers for migration to be successful. Some key findings of the research include:

  • EMV migration will be slower than anticipated because of the numerous challenges facing issuers, acquirers, merchants and white-label ABM owners
  • By 2010, the date set by Visa Canada for the liability shift between issuers and acquirers in Canada, only 36% of all credit cards in Canada will have migrated to EMV-compliant smart cards
  • The most significant threat to EMV migration in Canada is in the area of contactless and wireless payments

EMV Migration in Canada: Opportunities and Challenges, 2007, is a comprehensive and insightful strategic assessment of Canada’s EMV migration program. It includes a detailed analysis of the Canadian payments landscape and establishes the payment context in which EMV migration will take place. The 115 page report identifies the most important threats to EMV migration in Canada, and the challenges that will need to be addressed by issuers, acquirers and different classes of merchants for migration to be successful. Key opportunity areas are identified. Detailed forecasts are presented for the migration of credit and debit cards, POS terminals, ABMs and automatic fuel dispensers to EMV. View a complete table of contents here.

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Prospects for the Smart Card Market in Canada

Published: February - 2007
209 pages
56 charts
30 tables

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Prospects for the Chip Card Market in Canada: 2007 is the most comprehensive, insightful and authoritative strategic market analysis and forecast available on the Canadian smart card market. Based on interviews with more than 85 key executives in the industry, as well as extensive secondary research, the report provides subscribers with essential information needed to succeed in this highly dynamic and rapidly developing market. Key findings of the study include:

  • The Canadian market is on the eve of dramatic expansion, with the number of cards in circulation forecast to grow by more than 50% per year for the next five years.
  • By 2011, more than 110 million smart cards will be in circulation in Canada
  • EMV migration in Canada will see payment chip cards accounting for 90% of annual demand for chip cards in Canada by 2011 
  • GSM SIM cards and smart cards used for conditional access for satellite television will remain significant market segments
  • Multi-application cards using the EMV infrastructure will take more than 10 years to appear on the scene in significant numbers

The Canadian smart card market is unique, both in the way in which the market is developing, and in how the supply structure is adapting to meet expected surge in demand for smart cards, terminals and related systems. This report positions the Canadian market in the context of global smart card market developments, examines important technology trends influencing the Canadian market, and provides subscribers with an in-depth assessment of the opportunities for smart cards in Canada in different application sectors, together with insightful analysis of the challenges facing the deployment of smart card systems in these areas. This 210-page market survey, analysis and forecast based on primary and secondary research conducted by Technology Strategies International provides the most in-depth and insightful market intelligence on developments in the Canadian chip card market.  It identifies market trends, growth opportunities, key drivers and critical challenges facing market development. It provides essential information for organizations interested in gaining an understanding of, and tracking developments in, the Canadian marketplace. View a complete table of contents here.

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ICT Investment Opportunities in Africa - 2010 

Published: March - 2010
118 pages
29 charts
21 tables

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Africa is a continent of contrasts. Endemic poverty and political malfeasance are the most widely understood characteristics, but the nascent market power of an underdeveloped continent with a population that is expected to exceed 1 billion people for the first time in 2010, is staggering. The continent that gave birth to the concept of the ‘Digital Divide’ has, with a speed that has confounded even the most optimistic, embraced aspects of information and communications technology at an envious pace. Over the past five years growth in Africa’s mobile communications market has outstripped growth in the global mobile market by a factor of 2 to 1, and at the end of 2009 there were almost 450 million mobile subscribers. African ICT penetration is still well below global averages, and African teledensity is bordering on 50% in a world where the 100% mark represents no barrier.

In this report – the first in a series of such reports – we examine market growth prospects and ICT investment opportunities in three countries, notably, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Nigeria.  These countries have been selected on the basis that they are high growth/high opportunity markets, markets that have sometimes not received the same level of attention that others in Africa may have. 

The ICT investment opportunity review and market forecast prepared for each country will provide important information for companies that are interested in investing in, or competing in, the ICT sector in emerging African markets. Members of the investment community, including investment bankers, development bankers, venture capitalists and private equity companies, angel investors, institutional investors and corporate investors, will find the information in this report invaluable in providing background, context and strategic analysis. It provides a comprehensive review of the investment environment in each country. 

Mobile operators, fixed line operators, ISPs, telecommunications and IT equipment providers, software suppliers and professional services firms will find these opportunity assessments valuable for developing their strategies for each market. 

These reports are available for purchase as a suite, or individually. View a complete table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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ICT Investment Opportunities in Ethiopia - 2010 

Published: March - 2010
37 pages
9 charts
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Ethiopia has the lowest overall teledensity in Africa. The population is approaching 90 million, but there are less than 1 million fixed lines in service, and a little more than 3.3 million mobile subscribers.  The number of internet users is dismal – below 500,000 at the end of 2009. Communications service provision is reserved for the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC), one of the few monopoly providers left on the African continent.

There are indications that the Ethiopian government will finally start to liberalise the telecommunications sector, and it has already appointed a French partner – on a revenue sharing basis – to assist with the management and technical operations of the incumbent ETC. Liberalisation will create a substantial set of investment opportunities in the ICT sector. It is expected that the liberalisation agenda will include allowing competition into the mobile segment. Key uncertainties are the timing and scale of liberalisation that will take place, but it is widely recognised that before the country sees any of the benefits widespread communications access, it will need to allow the private sector to take a prominent role in developing the market.

By 2014 the number of fixed line subscribers in Ethiopia is expected to increase to 4.4 million, representing an annual average growth rate of 38% p.a. The number of mobile subscribers is expected to grow at 43% per year over the period, reaching almost 20 million by 2014. Even at these high growth levels the overall teledensity will be less than 25% in 2014, indicating that the market will be nowhere near saturation. The number of internet users will jump to 12 million, but internet subscribers will still be low at 1.4 million at the end of 2014. Ethiopia presents an opportunity for investors to reap vast returns as the liberalisation agenda gets underway.

In this report we provide a comprehensive analysis of propsects for investment in ICTs in Ethiopia. Forecasts are provided for mobile, fixed and internet usage. Investment opportunities are identified. View a complete table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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ICT Investment Opportunities in Nigeria - 2010 

Published: March - 2010
53 pages
10 charts
9 tables

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Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest markets, with a population exceeding 150 million people. It has enjoyed a GDP growth rate averaging more than 6% per year over the past eight years. The telecommunications market is fully liberalized, with competition allowed in virtually all segments. And there is a unified licensing regime in place, which allows operators to offer converged services. The total number of fixed lines (including fixed wireless access) was as paltry 1.4 million at the end of 2009. The failed sale of Nitel, the state-owned fixed line operator, resulted in the loss of 90% of its subscribers. The Nigerian government is once again looking for a private sector partner to take control of the troubled Nitel.  And while, overall, fixed wireless access has grown, there is a great deal of volatility amongst the fourteen licensed operators.

There are more than 70 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria and it has the largest mobile subscriber base in Africa. With the mobile subscriber penetration potential being more than 100%, there is ample room for growth in the market. National backbone coverage is limited and, in keeping with the government’s Vision 2020 initiative, there are plans underway to extend the backbone, which will provide additional opportunities for investors. The imminent lighting up of the MainOne and Glo-1 undersea cables is also likely to yield a wide range of growth opportunities in making international bandwidth more readily available.  

The Nigerian government has established a number investment promotion initiatives whereby it will provide funding support to investors that address certain types of investments, most notably those aimed at providing broadband access to specific stakeholder groups or communities.  The government is also actively promoting electronics manufacturing in Nigeria on the basis that Nigerian ICT markets are big enough to support local manufacture.  Nigeria thus offers a wide range of investment opportunities in a rapidly growing market. 

In this report we provide a comprehensive analysis of propsects for investment in ICTs in Nigeria. Forecasts are provided for mobile, fixed and internet usage. Investment opportunities are identified. View a complete table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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ICT Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe - 2010 

Published: March - 2010
38 pages
10 charts
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Zimbabwe is notorious for breaking all inflation records, shunning the economic wisdom that has developed in the world, and embarking on an aggressive program of land distribution and redistribution of wealth that was euphemistically know as indigenisation. As could be expected, this trajectory was neither politically nor economically sustainable. There are indications that Zimbabwe has reached a turning point in its destiny, with the dollarisation of the economy that followed shortly after the power sharing political agreement. Fixed line penetration has grown at a modest 3% p.a. during the last half of the crisis decade, reaching only 365,400 subscribers at the end of 2009. The size of the mobile subscriber base more than doubled in 2009, approaching 3.9 million subscribers at year end, testament to the renewed faith that mobile operators have in the Zimbabwean economy, and demonstrative of the huge latent demand in the country. 

The Government of National Unity is in the process of wrestling with an ICT bill that will seek to clear the way for further investment in the ICT sector in Zimbabwe. In addition, it is looking for a strategic partner for the incumbent state-owned fixed line operator, TelOne, with Telkom South Africa currently conducting due diligence to act in such a capacity. 

Given the low level of market development in Zimbabwe, investment opportunities exist in all areas of the ICT sector. There are a number of public sector and private sector projects underway – and investment proposals being prepared – to improve the fibre optic cable infrastructure in the country, and to connect, over land, to various undersea cable landing stations. Econet and Telecel have both launched major network upgrade and expansion initiatives to cater for the surge in mobile demand.  And there is a large opportunity for providing last mile access using different technologies.

Zimbabwe offers a myriad of investment opportunities in a market that is set to grow very rapidly as the political and economic situation normalizes. The risks are likely to be high for the next two years, especially with recent indigenization initiatives, but there is a great deal of opportunity to earn superior returns as the telecommunications sector in Zimbabwe rebuilds itself to offer better and new services.

In this report we provide a comprehensive analysis of propsects for investment in ICTs in Nigeria. Forecasts are provided for mobile, fixed and internet usage. Investment opportunities are identified. View a complete table of contents here. Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

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