Gabon Issues Tender for 3G License
Published on: 26th Jul 2010
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Gabon's government has announced a tender to set up and operate a 3G phone network. Tenders have to be submitted to the regulator, Artel by 30th September.
"The third generation is a revolutionary tool that will allow the public easier access to information and conduct business transactions over the Internet," said the Minister of Communication, Postal Services and the Digital Economy, Ms Laure Olga Gondjout
The country currently has four mobile networks, Libertis, Zain, Moov, Azur. According to the Mobile World analysts, the country ended March with 1.93 million subscribers, representing a population penetration level of 126%.
Gabon is more prosperous than most nearby countries, with a per capita income of four times the average for Sub-Saharan Africa. This is in large part due to offshore oil production.