The race to connected West Africa

The race to connected West Africa

The race to connected West Africa

Connectivity has expanded quickly over the years and the interest for faster data networks is high around the world. With a couple of special cases (Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal), all nations in West Africa have built up a national broadband arrangement or ICT technique and numerous nations are presently associated with fiber optic cables to Europe. In spite of the tremendous development, Africa remains the least-connected mainland.

Africa’s broadband household infiltration represented 15.4% in 2015, a long ways behind the worldwide average of 52.3% (Asia and the Pacific — 46.4%; the Americas — 64.4%; and Europe — 84%). With regards to individual Internet utilization, Nigeria was the best-performing West African nation in 2015, with just about one out of two Nigerians connected.

However, due its large population, Nigeria is also among the top six countries in the world with the largest offline populations (after India, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan). The world’s most popular way of access the Internet is with mobile devices (Smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices).

The digital divide in that sector remains large: mobile penetration in the developed world is 81% versus 46% in the developing world. The number of unique mobile phone subscribers in Africa reached half a billion in 2015, out of which some 25% had access to a mobile broadband (3G/4G) connection; this percentage is rapidly growing thanks to network rollouts and the increasing availability of affordable mobile broadband devices and tariffs.

The digital divide in that area remains extensive: mobile penetration in the created world is 81% versus 46% in the creating scene. The quantity of exceptional cell phone supporters in Africa achieved a large portion of a billion out of 2015, out of which some 25% approached a mobile broadband (3G/4G) connection; this rate is quickly developing because of system rollouts and the expanding accessibility of moderate mobile broadband gadgets and taxes.

The challenge is to bring online the least connected countries of Guinea-Bissau and other neighboring countries infrastructure for high-speed 4g internet will be needed to expand Internet access to underserved communities, without compromising the fundamental principles of a free and open Internet.

Cajutel sarl is an upcoming wireless internet and cellular service provider looking to provide services in Guinea-Bissau, and neighboring countries. While utilizing 4G technology, it will also heavily incorporate blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.


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