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Nigeria’s broadband sector to benefit from five more InfraCo licences

Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent. The sector has much potential for growth and so has attracted considerable foreign investment. Market liberalisation measures in recent years have … Continue reading

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Improved mobile network capability in Africa stimulating smartphone adoption

Within Africa there is considerable diversity in the availability and capability of mobile telecom infrastructure. Vast tracks of the continent, particularly in the northern desert regions, are sparsely populated with little in the way of network coverage. However, intense investment … Continue reading

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Africa’s pan-regional MNOs continue jockeying for market position

Mobile telephony is by far the dominant telecom platform across Africa, accounting for more than 90% of all telephone lines in the region. As a consequence, mobile internet also accounts for a similar proportion of all internet connections. Given the … Continue reading

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More internet investment needed to sustain Africa’s economic growth

The development of the internet market in Africa has been stymied by the poor quality and relative scarcity of the fixed-line infrastructure. As a consequence more than 90% of all internet connections are via mobile networks. However, there is continuing … Continue reading

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Nigerian regulator hoping telecoms accounts for up to 25% of GDP by 2025

Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent after South Africa. Given the potential for further growth, the sector attracts considerable foreign investment. Far reaching liberalisation in recent years … Continue reading

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