Niger government bracing up to award 3G licenses
Plans to award 3G licenses have been announced by the government of Niger, according to sources.
According to a statement on state TV, these licenses can go to any operator who desires them. Operators already set up here and who have global licenses also stand to have a shot at acquiring one.
As per sources, there are close to 14.4 million mobile phone users in Niger, representing a 23% population penetration level.
In addition, four mobile networks operate in the country.