Analysis of Mali’s Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets, 2020 – Subsidy Schemes and Promotion of Tele-Health & Tele-Education Amid COVID-19 –

DUBLIN–( BUSINESS WIRE )–The "Mali – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to’s offering.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments Malitel launches Mobicash money transfer service, secures 4G licence;

Orange Mali pays XOF100 million for renewed 15-year concession;

Alpha Telecom Mali launches mobile services;

Government agrees loan to fund the Mali Numerique 2020′ fibre network project;

Huawei granted extension to complete the national fibre backbone network;

Vodafone Wholesale completes its second fibre-optic network connecting Ghana to Mali and Niger;

Orange Mali and Ecobank develop m-banking service;

G5 Sahel countries adopt free mobile roaming measures;

Sonatel begins project to upgrade its network infrastructure; Includes the regulator’s market data for 2016, telcos’ operating data to Q4 2018, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments. The outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures.Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report. Market Overview Mali has a challenging geography for the provision of telecommunication services, with large tracks of the country being sparsely populated desert. Many settlements are hard to reach, making them difficult and expensive to service with effective backhaul infrastructure. Security issues have also been a concern, leading to delays in the national […]

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