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Information Technology Market in Sub Saharan Africa Nigeria Is Open For Business U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria Hannah Ka...
Presentation Overview <ul><li>Nigeria at a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>Telecom Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></...
Gateway to West Africa
Nigeria at a Glance <ul><li>Africa’s largest population – 140 million </li></ul><ul><li>Language of Business: English </li...
Nigeria’s Economy <ul><li>Currency:  Naira 128/$1 </li></ul><ul><li>GDP growth: 5.3% (2006)  8.2% est. (2007) </li></ul><u...
ICT Sector: Room for Growth 3.5% 5 million Internet 26% 37 million Mobile 1.1% 1.6 million Fixed Line Teledensity # of Use...
Mobile Telecom Sector: “0 to 60” <ul><li>Telecom market liberalized in 1998; cell phone license sold off in 2001 </li></ul...
Privatization = Opportunities <ul><li>NITEL sold to private firm – Transcorp Plc </li></ul><ul><li>Trancorp agreement with...
Nigerian Communications Commission  (NCC) <ul><li>Plans to auction 3G networks covering spectrums in the range of 1800 MHZ...
Nigerian Communications Commission <ul><li>Partnership initiative with Celtel Nigeria, Ericsson, Huawei launching pilot te...
Major Cellular Players Nationwide GSM 900/ GPRS MDC (UAE)  * Nationwide GSM 900/ GPRS   M-Tel (NITEL) Major cities, limite...
Big Four +1 Opportunities <ul><li>MTN: using new fiber optic transmission network, plans nationwide expansion </li></ul><u...
Nigerian Elections <ul><li>Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua won presidential election April 21 </li></ul><ul><li>PDP continues p...
Nigeria: Challenges <ul><li>Advance-fee fraud, aka “419” scams </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Basic infras...
CS Nigeria Services <ul><li>NUSA - ~ 4,000 members </li></ul><ul><li>International Company Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Marke...
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  • 100% foreign ownership permitted by foreign firms, except production of firearms and national security projects
  • 10% down payment and fiver year financing terms
  • MDC: Mubadala Development Company of UAE purchased a unified telecom license from NCC in Jan 2007 for $400 million to provide national and international telecom services using fixed and wireless technologies. Purchase makes MDC third largest national carrier after NITEL and Globacom Ltd.
  • Jonathan Goodluck, VP Both university lecturers
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    1. 1. Information Technology Market in Sub Saharan Africa Nigeria Is Open For Business U.S. Commercial Service Nigeria Hannah Kamenetsky Acting SCO www.buyusa.gov/nigeria
    2. 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Nigeria at a Glance </li></ul><ul><li>Telecom Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>CS Nigeria Services </li></ul>
    3. 3. Gateway to West Africa
    4. 4. Nigeria at a Glance <ul><li>Africa’s largest population – 140 million </li></ul><ul><li>Language of Business: English </li></ul><ul><li>World’s 10 th largest oil reserves </li></ul><ul><li>World’s 8 th largest oil exporter </li></ul><ul><li>World’s 7th largest natural gas reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious privatization programs </li></ul><ul><li>Vast infrastructure needs </li></ul><ul><li>Positive perception of U.S. technology </li></ul><ul><li>New government elected April 2007 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Nigeria’s Economy <ul><li>Currency: Naira 128/$1 </li></ul><ul><li>GDP growth: 5.3% (2006) 8.2% est. (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>GDP per capita: $769 (2006) $827 est. (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment Rate: 5.8% (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Inflation Rate: 8.3% (2006) 7.9% est. (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Paris Club debt forgiveness 2005 ($12.4 bln/$18.6 bln) </li></ul><ul><li>Most London Club debts cleared 2006/07 </li></ul><ul><li>Banking system consolidation: 89  25 stronger capitalization </li></ul>
    6. 6. ICT Sector: Room for Growth 3.5% 5 million Internet 26% 37 million Mobile 1.1% 1.6 million Fixed Line Teledensity # of Users Telecom Sector
    7. 7. Mobile Telecom Sector: “0 to 60” <ul><li>Telecom market liberalized in 1998; cell phone license sold off in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>NCC introduced unified licenses in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Explosive growth in mobile sector </li></ul><ul><li>Investment: est. $8.5 billion </li></ul><ul><li>2001: <500,000 wireless & fixed lines </li></ul><ul><li>2006: 37 million wireless and fixed lines </li></ul><ul><li>Teledensity: 50 million+ in next 3 years </li></ul>
    8. 8. Privatization = Opportunities <ul><li>NITEL sold to private firm – Transcorp Plc </li></ul><ul><li>Trancorp agreement with Vodacom will inject $1.2 billion over next 2-3 years to upgrade/expand </li></ul><ul><li>Needs: equipment and services to rebuild decaying infrastructure and buildout new networks nationwide </li></ul><ul><li>But: China often offers more favorable financing terms than U.S. firms </li></ul>
    9. 9. Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) <ul><li>Plans to auction 3G networks covering spectrums in the range of 1800 MHZ, 3G and 450MHZ </li></ul><ul><li>Needs: License purchasers will need technology, equipment and technical services/partners to launch new services </li></ul>
    10. 10. Nigerian Communications Commission <ul><li>Partnership initiative with Celtel Nigeria, Ericsson, Huawei launching pilot test in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt </li></ul><ul><li>Project assessing potential for 3G/HSDPA networks and services </li></ul><ul><li>Needs : mobile phones, PCs, TV and video services for growth and development nationwide </li></ul>
    11. 11. Major Cellular Players Nationwide GSM 900/ GPRS MDC (UAE) * Nationwide GSM 900/ GPRS M-Tel (NITEL) Major cities, limited rural GSM 900/ GPRS CelTel Nationwide GSM 900/ GPRS GloMobile Nationwide GSM 900/ GPRS MTN Nigeria Coverage Technology Mobile Provider
    12. 12. Big Four +1 Opportunities <ul><li>MTN: using new fiber optic transmission network, plans nationwide expansion </li></ul><ul><li>M-Tel: plans to increase capacity by 2.5 million lines, build 800 additional base stations with Vodacom </li></ul><ul><li>Glo-Mobile: ready to launch 3G technology; spend $3 billion over next to years to upgrade/expand network </li></ul><ul><li>Celtel: 3G test trials in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt </li></ul><ul><li>MDB: paid $400 million in Jan 07 for unified telecom license to provide national & international telecom services using fixed & wireless technologies </li></ul>
    13. 13. Nigerian Elections <ul><li>Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua won presidential election April 21 </li></ul><ul><li>PDP continues political domination </li></ul><ul><li>Likelihood of continuing the reforms of Obasanjo </li></ul><ul><li>Official transfer of power: May 29 </li></ul>
    14. 14. Nigeria: Challenges <ul><li>Advance-fee fraud, aka “419” scams </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Basic infrastructure lacking </li></ul><ul><li>Power outages </li></ul>
    15. 15. CS Nigeria Services <ul><li>NUSA - ~ 4,000 members </li></ul><ul><li>International Company Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>International Partner Search </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Key Service </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Show Delegations -  U.S. </li></ul>
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