Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report

"Botswana Telecom Operators Country Intelligence Report," a new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Botswana today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2025. Published annually, the report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, and mobile segments, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Botswana’s telecom services will increase from US$405.3 million in 2020 to US$516.8 million by the end of 2025, at a CAGR of 5% driven by projected growth in mobile data and fixed broadband segments. The revenues from mobile data services will grow at a robust CAGR of 10.5% over 2020-2025, supported by increasing data ARPS, and growth in mobile internet subscriptions. Fixed broadband revenue will grow at a CAGR of 8% over 2020-2025, supported by growing broadband service adoption on the back of ongoing coverage expansions by operators like BTC and the government.

The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following –

– Demographic and macroeconomic context in Botswana.

– The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, tariff regulation, and more.

– Telecom services market outlook: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, and mobile data markets.

– The competitive landscape: an examination of the positioning of leading players in the telecom services market as well as subscription market shares across segments.

– Company snapshots: analysis of the financial position of leading service providers in the telecommunications markets.

– Underlying assumptions behind our published base-case forecasts, as well as potential market developments that would alter, either positively or negatively, our base-case outlook.


– The overall telecom service revenue in Botswana will grow at a CAGR of 5% during 2020-2025.

– Mobile services revenue will account for 79.1% share of the total telecom service revenue in 2025, driven by rising mobile internet subscriptions and growing data ARPS over the forecast period.

– Mascom leads Botswana’s mobile market in terms of mobile subscriptions for 2020, followed by Orange Botswana and BTC. Mascom led both prepaid and postpaid segments during 2020.

Reasons to buy

– This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Botswana’s telecommunications markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.

– Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Botswana’s mobile communications, fixed telephony, and broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.

– With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

– The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Botswana’s telecommunications markets.

– The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Botswana.

Companies mentioned

Mascom Botswana

Orange Botswana

BTC Botswana


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Market highlights

Demographic, macroeconomic, and regulatory context

Demographic and macroeconomic context

Regulatory context

Telecom market outlook

Total telecom service revenue

Mobile services market

Fixed services market

Competitive landscape and company snapshots

Competitive landscape




Additional resources

Baseline forecast assumptions

Data tables


Research methodology

Country Intelligence Report coverage

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