Egypt Network Infrastructure Overview, 2018 – Capex Expected to Rise Significantly Over the Next 2-3 Years, Due to the Scaling of LTE and FTTC-based DSL –

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Egypt’s government has liberalized its control of the sector cautiously
over the years. The government retains an 80% stake in Telecom Egypt, 13
years after its IPO.

TE remains the largest of Egypt’s four operator groups, followed by
local units of Vodafone (UK), Orange (France), and Etisalat (UAE). All
have 4G licenses now, but TE dominates fixed markets. The four accounted
for a $870M in capex for the 3Q17-2Q18 period, a figure likely to rise
significantly over the next 2-3 years due to the scaling of LTE and
FTTC-based DSL.

The objective of this report is to assess the telecommunications
market of a single country, Egypt:

  • Economic outlook and political environment
  • Regulatory and policy issues
  • Telco competitive landscape
  • Telco network spending priorities
  • Vendor landscape and emerging opportunities

Egypt boasts a number of opportunities for vendors of network
infrastructure and related software and services:

  • 4G network spending is ongoing, will shift more to software & services
    over time
  • Fixed broadband penetration is very low in Egypt, leaving lots of
    untapped demand for Orange, Vodafone & Etisalat to build into
  • Content-related investments are needed to support growing video and
    similar multimedia usage on 4G and fixed broadband networks
  • Egypt lacks data center/cloud infrastructure relative to peer markets,
    and the government is trying to rectify this
  • China has raised its profile in Egypt considerably in recent years,
    partly through projects under the One Belt One Road program. The
    biggest of these is Egypt’s new capital, 45km east of Cairo. Chinese
    banks have committed several billion in financing. The terms generally
    require the use of Chinese technology. This has implications for the
    vendor mix in network infrastructure, as well. Huawei has already won
    contracts in the new capital, and ZTE is back in business in Egypt.
    Success in the new capital could help these vendors’ elsewhere in
    Egypt, at a minimum with incumbent Telecom Egypt.

Companies Mentioned

  • Telecom Egypt
  • Vodafone Egypt
  • Orange Egypt
  • Etisalat Misr.
  • Huawei
  • Nokia
  • ZTE
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Orascom
  • Telecom Media and Technology

Topics Covered

1. Executive summary

2. Macroeconomic and political context

3. Egypt 2030 vision

4. Telecom regulatory climate

5. Telecom market (mobile and fixed services;
transmission infrastructure)

6. Network operators (TE, Vodafone Egypt, Orange Egypt,
and Etisalat Egypt)

7. Concluding comments

List of Exhibits

  • Macro indicators: Population (M)
  • Macro indicators: USD to EGP
  • Macro indicators: Real GDP growth
  • Macro indicators: Core inflation
  • Subscribers by operator: 2013-17
  • Fixed and mobile subscribers: total, and broadband subs per 100
  • Network operator capex: annualized total by operator since 2011, and,
    share by operator for the last five annualized periods.
  • Voice and data household penetration
  • Voice and data mobile penetration
  • ADSL subscribers (000s)
  • Voice and data household penetration
  • Telecom Egypt: Revenues ($M) and capital intensity, annualized
  • Telecom Egypt’s 2016-18 capex by category
  • Vodafone Egypt: Revenues ($M) and capital intensity, annualized
  • Orange Egypt: Revenues ($M) and capital intensity, annualized
  • Etisalat Egypt: Revenues ($M) and capital intensity, annualized

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