Gabon ICT

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In a country with a population of 1.5m, Gabon’s four operators are fiercely competing to grab market share. After an aborted attempt to introduce 3G technology through a biding process, the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Agence de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, ARCEP) granted a...

The government of Gabon has made of the use of IT a priority within its development strategy. Indeed, the Digital Gabon plan aims at creating a digital economy, in order to diversify Gabon’s economic activities away from the traditional exploitation of natural resources.

Despite promising announcements, a number of delays have kept Gabon’s citizens from benefitting from 3G services. Consequently, government mobile services do not exist yet and private mobile services remain very limited, though Airtel has begun initial attempts to introduce mobile payment solutions.

The Ministry of Digital Economy, Communication and Postal Services is responsible for designing Gabon’s strategy for the transition from analogue broadcasting to digital broadcasting, in order to meet the deadline fixed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). UHF analogue TV must be abandoned by 2015, whereas VHF analogue TV (generally...

What steps should be taken to develop a more coherent system of information and communications technology (ICT)?

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Gabon 2012

The telecoms industry is being redefined by a move toward mobile technology. Mobile subscriptions reached 2.37m in 2011, an increase of 112% since 2007. The mobile market is highly competitive, with four competing operators. With the penetration rate currently reaching the saturation point, operators will have to begin offering new services such as mobile broadband at lower rates to maintain a...

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