Republic of Congo
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.
We see a growing proportion of the public in Congo, especially youth, accessing the internet more frequently and utilizing online social media, especially Facebook.
Most of the population is covered by a GSM signal, higher than in other resource-rich African countries. Government-led initiatives are in place to elevate Congo as a regional hub.
While internet penetration is low at 6.6 per cent, mobile subscription is greater than 100 per cent.
National ICT infrastructure projects have been initiated - the West Africa Cable System (WACS) and the National Coverage Project.