Congo B overview
Congo Brazzaville is our smallest market, with a population of just over 5 million. It has a mobile penetration of 47% and has experienced mobile subscription CAGR of 2% between 2013 and 2020.
Independent forecasts suggest a further 3% CAGR between 2020 to 2026(1)
Recent regulatory initiatives include the launch of a universal service fund in late 2017 to finance projects that enhance consumer connectivity, and an agreement with Africa50 in February 2019 to triple power capacity, drive transformational change and build regional networks.
The market has been a duopoly of MTN and Airtel since mid-2018, and they have a broadly equal share following the withdrawal of two challengers. But both see their network developments as an effective way of competing.
Accordingly, the arrival of 4G in the market has driven data demand higher, with Airtel only launching at the end of 2018.
Helios Towers is the only independent towerco and has a 58% market share of all towers. With 64% of our towers in urban areas, HT’s sites are ideally located to benefit from increased demand from the MNOs to fulfil their densification requirements with new PoS.
(1) GSMA Database, accessed February 2021
HT Q3 2020 KPIs
415 sites 606 Tenants 1.46x Tenancy Ratio
|Marlene Kiniffo-Zounon||CEO Central Africa|
|Colard Nkole||Managing Director|
|Aimeliah Debeka Mfouo Otsially||Head of Legal and Regulatory|
|Steve Lobouaka||Head of Sales|
|Rodrigue Mabiala||Operations Director|
|Catherine Nianga||Human Resources Manager|
|Jean Bruno Kondi||Supply Chain Manager|
|Justin Mabanza||Financial Controller|