Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector Taxation in Chad

January 25, 2017 | Connected Society | Sub-Saharan Africa | Chad | GSMA

Despite over 78% of Chadians living in rural areas, the country’s two leading operators have each brought 2G coverage to 86% of the population. Mobile penetration has grown from 140,000 unique subscribers in 2006 to over four million in 2016.5 However, over eight million Chadians remain unconnected and mobile penetration lags behind many other African countries. Mobile broadband networks are still in their infancy, with 3G penetration only around 2%,6 and internet usage is the lowest among countries with comparable GDP per capita.

 

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