December 4, 2018 - 12:45 PM EST
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Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Madagascar, 2018: Market Statistics & Analyses -


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Madagascar cracks down on SIM card fraud

Madagascar's economy has shown steady growth in recent years, benefiting from a revived tourist sector. Plans to exploit and export crude oil, gas and other natural resources may also deliver a boost to the economy in future, despite the falling price of these commodities on international markets.

This period of strengthening economic output is helping to increase consumer spend on telecom services. These services are becoming cheaper as a result of intensifying competition between the main operators, including Orange Madagascar, Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain) and the incumbent telco Telma. A fourth mobile operator, Blueline, now operates its own network having been an MVNO since 2010.

Key Developments

  • Orange Madagascar launches LTE services;
  • Airtel Money made available in branches of the Private Enterprise Credit Agency;
  • Madagascar opens its own internet exchange point;
  • Government and regulator work on SIM card registration scheme;
  • Regulator bans sale of devices without an IMEI code;
  • Telecom service tax raised to 10% in 2016 Finance Act;
  • Airtel extends mobile license for a further ten years, launches LTE services;
  • Orange secures mobile licence renewal;
  • New international fibre cables anticipated;
  • National fibre rollout continues;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data updates for 2017, market data report for 2017, telcos' operating data, recent market developments.

Companies Featured

  • Telecom Malagasy (Telma)
  • Bharti Airtel (Zain, Celtel)
  • Orange Madagascar
  • Madamobil
  • Gulfsat Madagascar
  • Blueline
  • Datacom
  • Data Telecom Services (DTS, Moov)

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Related Topics: Telecommunications and Networks, Broadband, Mobile Networks

Source: Business Wire (December 4, 2018 - 12:45 PM EST)

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