From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2017
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With high headline growth opening up new business opportunities, Côte D’Ivoire’s telecoms sector continues to grow on the back of newly inaugurated 4G networks, expanding coverage and a series of regulatory reforms, which include the revocation of some licences for smaller operators and the issuance of a licence for a new entrant. These moves are helping to reshape a market and sector that had previously been hampered by high competition, limited infrastructure and inconsistent service. In parallel, a government-led plan to expand broadband infrastructure across the country is helping to improve fixed and backbone connectivity. Improving conditions for domestic IT companies will help ensure that the expansion taking place in the sector can be maintained for the coming years. This chapter contains an interview with Bruno Nabagné Koné, Minister of Communications, Digital Economy and the Post.