This chapter includes the following articles.
Following global trends, the Tunisian telecoms industry has continued to move from fixed telephony into mobile, sustained by a rise in data use and the ongoing expansion of smartphone penetration rates. This has opened up the sector to new product development and expansion opportunities, despite the market’s small size relative to some of its regional neighbours. The telecommunications sector is certain to remain fundamentally important to Tunisia’s economic and social development in the years to come. However, the country’s continued sensitive fiscal position – which has pushed the government to look for additional revenue – presents a risk of lowering of the sector’s growth potential over the short-, medium and long term.