Telecoms firms in Côte d’Ivoire are increasingly tap¬ping into opportunities stemming from increased connectivity. In parallel, the private sector as well as the government are applying tech-driven solutions for socio-economic development, and working to make Abidjan a regional centre in the industry. In 2018 the country’s ongoing growth in mobile money adoption sparked financial innovation, which, along with increased internet capacity, is expected to benefit the development of local content along with value-added services. However, stakeholders will need to dedicate more efforts to digitalising private and public structures in order to optimise the sector’s economic impact going forward.
This chapter contains an interview with Serge Kouakou, Director, Orange Business.