The launch of 3G and 4G in 2014 should provide new revenue streams for Gabon’s telecoms sector, crucially for the four operators that contend for market share among a population of just 1.7m. The expected consolidation of two of the operators should yield some structural changes in the sector, but the focus in the near term is set to be on improving data capacity and network quality, both of which the regulator has stressed. With 4G infrastructure in place less than a year after the launch…
Telecoms & IT
From The Report: Gabon 2015
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The launch of 3G and 4G in 2014 should provide new revenue streams in the telecoms sector, and the focus in the near term will be on improving data capacity and network quality. Growing demand for digital services and the commercialisation of access to Gabon’s second submarine cable are helping to lay the foundations for a rise in activity in the ICT sector.
This chapter includes an interview with Alex Bernard Bongo Ondimba, Managing Director, National Agency for Digital Infrastructure and Frequencies (ANINF).