Eritrea has a mobile penetration of 6%, Internet (1%) and Fixed line (1%) in early 2014
UNDER a state-owned monopoly on fixed and mobile services, Eritrea is the least developed telecommunications market in Africa with a mobile penetration of only around 6% in early 2014.
Solely the internet service provider (ISP) sector is open to competition. Growth in the mobile and internet sector is now accelerating as the national telco, the Eritrean Telecommunication Services Corporation (EriTel) is rolling out a third generation (3G) mobile network, but more investment into telecom infrastructure is needed.
As a first step, Eritreans were given the opportunity to buy shares in EriTel for the first time in 2013. Continue reading Eritrea Rolling out 3G Mobile Network