Millicom’s online business team is taking new products and services to millions of new customers and to different markets that fall outside our mobile telecommunications footprint. We are more convinced than ever about the potential for online services in Africa to grow strongly and leapfrog traditional retail.
Angola is the second largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa yet still one of the world’s poorest countries. Access to information and communications technology is improving after a prolonged civil war that ended in 2002.
The mobile market has soared with increased foreign investment and new regulations adopted in 2001. Internet penetration remains comparitively low, at 16.9 per cent.
Initiatives are in place to provide free internet access to schools and internet services are gaining momentum.
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