Niger government bracing up to award 3G licenses

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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.