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Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Sierra Leone, 2018: Market Statistics & Analyses -- Sierra Leone’s Mobile Market Showing Continuing Fluidity - ResearchAndMarkets.com

December 4, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--The “Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Sierra Leone has enjoyed sustained political stability in recent years, following a decade of civil war.

The departure of the UN’s local mission in March 2014 marked the end of more than 15 years of international peacekeeping operations in the country. The exceptional economic growth seen in 2012 and 2013 has slowed but remains strong, and this has encouraged international companies to invest in the country. Nevertheless, the telecommunications infrastructure is only gradually recovering from the destruction caused during the war years, and the theft of equipment and cabling.

These difficult operating conditions have been compounded by neglect, mismanagement and underinvestment, factors which have seen the demise of some telcos, including Comium and Smart Mobile. The telecom regulator continues with its efforts to improve the market, including the liberalisation of the international gateway and regulator checks on quality of services. It has not shied from fining miscreant operators for providing poor services, or for promoting packages deemed to be disadvantageous to consumers.

Key Developments

Sierratel launches LTE services, planning major investment program for 2019; QCell hoping to launch mobile services by end-2018; Regulator approves 27% price increase for mobile voice calls; MNOs increase investment to provide national mobile coverage; Regulator selects Subah Infosolutions Ghana to manage the international gateway; Construction of 600km ECOWAS Wide Area Network completed; Airtel completes rebranding as Orange Sierra Leone; Sierratel relaunches a fixed-telephony network following $30 million investment; Report update includes recent market developments, operator data to June 2018.

Companies Featured

Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company (Sierratel) Bharti Airtel (Zain, Celtel) Comium Africell (Lintel) Millicom (Tigo) Cellcom LapGreen (Ambitel, GreenN) Access Point Africa Afcom African Information Technology Holdings (AITH) Onlime (LimeLine)

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Related Topics:Telecommunications and Networks,Broadband,Mobile Networks

KEYWORD: SIERRA LEONE AFRICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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