Research by Xalam Analytics
Our new report highlights how fiber, cloud, managed hosting and mobile payments are driving the Kenyan enterprise market. The transformation over the past five years has been remarkable – but the country is only getting started. We lay out why we project the Kenyan enterprise market to add more cumulative revenue in absolute terms over the next five years than it did over the 2010-2015 period. And we say that in many respects, Kenya’s digital infrastructure setup is what other African countries want to grow up to be.
Some key points:
> A potential market addressable demand of demand 300k formal units, and up to 1m enterprise seats;
> Enterprise ICT and carrier network services that generate around 17% of total telecoms and ICT services – and rising;
> A remarkable 90% of fixed broadband connections that are fiber-based – and the frenetic rollout continues;
> Carrier bandwidth capacity requirements are exploding – and metro fiber rates are among the cheapest in Africa;
> Colocation space supply that will at least double size over the next 18 months;
> Enterprises that are gradually migrating to hybrid cloud/IaaS solutions;
> Outside of the mobile segment, mobile players don’t dominate this market: it’s all about Wananchi, Jamii, Liquid Telecom, Seacom, Internet Solutions and a score of other players;
> And more – all reasons why we project the Kenyan enterprise market to add more cumulative revenue in absolute terms over the next five years than it did over the 2010-2015 period.