16 May 2019
This report produced by GSMA, a group of 750 operators with nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, offers a wealth of information on mobile operator data, analysis and forecasts about West Africa. The number of unique subscribers in the region will reach 248 million (54%) by 2025. 3G will overtake 2G in 2019 to become the leading mobile technology in West Africa. Smartphone connections accounted for 38% of total connections in 2018; this number will rise to nearly 70% by 2025.