Africa

ITU Africa region

Africa is currently experiencing a mobile revolution. Mobile phone subscriptions quintupled from 90 million in 2007 to 475 million in 2013, and is forecast to rise further to 930 million by 2019. Chinese telecommunication companies, specifically Huawei and ZTE, play a significant role in this due to their rapid expansion in the continent.

With billions of dollars of international investment flowing in, and subscriber numbers rising across the continent, Africa’s communications marketplace has now passed the tipping point from high potential to high growth. Unburdened by a legacy of installed telecom infrastructure, Africa has leapfrogged the fixed-line phase of development to go straight to mass-market mobile networks and services.

Deployed LTE Networks

The following chart shows the number of active 4G LTE networks, distributed by LTE frequency band. These data are rendered live and may update unexpectedly.

Countries in this Geographical Region

There are 51 unique countries, territories, and/or sovereign states in this geographic region.

ISO 3166: AO
Policy Maker: Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies
Spectrum Regulator: Angolan Institute of Communications (INACOM)
ISO 3166: SH-AC
Policy Maker: Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Spectrum Regulator: Office of Communications - Ofcom
ISO 3166: BJ
Policy Maker: Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP-BENIN)
Spectrum Regulator: Haute Autorité de l'Audiovisuel et de la Communication
ISO 3166: BW
Policy Maker: Ministry of Transport and Communications
Spectrum Regulator: Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)
ISO 3166: BF
Policy Maker: Ministère du Développement de l'Economie numérique et des Postes
Spectrum Regulator: Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)
ISO 3166: BI
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes, des Technologies de l'Information, de la Communication et des Médias
Spectrum Regulator: Agence de Régulation et de Contrôle des Télécommunications (ARCT)
ISO 3166: CM
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications
Spectrum Regulator: Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART)
ISO 3166: CV
Policy Maker: Ministério da Economia e Emprego
Spectrum Regulator: Agência Nacional das Comunicações (ANAC)
ISO 3166: CF
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications, chargé de la Promotion des Nouvelles Technologies d'Information et de Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART)
ISO 3166: TD
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes et des Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes
ISO 3166: CD
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes, Télécommunications et Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
Spectrum Regulator: Autorité de Régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications du Congo (A.R.P.T.C.)
ISO 3166: CG
Policy Maker: Ministère des Postes, des Télécommunications et de l'Economie numérique
Spectrum Regulator: Agence de Régulation des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (ARPCE)
ISO 3166: CI
Policy Maker: Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications/TIC de Côte d'Ivoire (ARTCI)
Spectrum Regulator: Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences (AIGF)
ISO 3166: GQ
Policy Maker: Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Nuevas Tecnologías
Spectrum Regulator: Órgano Regulador de las Telecomunicaciones (ORTEL)
ISO 3166: ER
Policy Maker: Ministry of Transport and Communications
Spectrum Regulator: Ministry of Transport and Communications
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