The battle for 4G subscribers in Cote d’Ivoire looks like it will hot up soon as the “big gorilla” operators enter the market. There’s currently a blockage but the Government and regulator think they have a plan to overcome it. Russell Southwood spoke to Yann Le Guen, Managing Director of Cote d’Ivoire’s only independent 4G provider YooMee.
Launched in 2011, YooMee in Cote d’Ivoire offers LTE in Abidjan and WiMAX in the country’s second city. It operates in 2300 Mhz spectrum as there is no 800 Mhz spectrum available, more of which later.
In June 2015 the broadcast market will be opened to new players. Abidjan is making a comeback as the business hub for Francophone Africa and looks set to become a very active TV production hub. Russell Southwood spoke to the Sales Manager, BeBlack TV about this Ivorian produced TV channel and its Pan-African ambitions.