Located in Central Africa, Gabon has diverse geographical features including coastal plains, mountains, savannahs, and rainforests. The population is unevenly distributed with over 87% living in urban areas, primarily in the capital city of Libreville. In terms of telecommunications, Gabon boasts one of the highest mobile phone penetration rates in Africa, largely due to the presence of three major operators: Airtel Gabon, Azur, and Moov Gabon. Despite this, internet connectivity still lags behind with only about 50% of the population having access, indicating a potential area for development. Infrastructure-wise, Gabon has made significant strides in renewable energy, particularly in hydroelectric power, which accounts for nearly 60% of the country's total power production. Nonetheless, the technology sector overall is still considered developing, with challenges persisting in areas such as e-commerce and digital technologies due to infrastructural and regulatory issues.

ITU Region
Geographic Region
Regulatory Body
Agence Nationale des Infrastructures numériques et des Fréquences ANINF
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Mobile Network Operators

The are 3 companies operating mobile networks in this region.

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Airtel Gabon is a branch of the Indian multinational telecommunications services company, Bharti Airtel Limited, commonly known as Airtel. The company was formed in 1999 then as Celtel Gabon, until its acquisition by Zain in August 2008 becoming Zain Gabon. June 2010 saw the company change hands again when Bharti Airtel Africa acquired Zain's African operations, with the entire network rebranded in November 2010 to Airtel.

The parent company is based in New Delhi and operates in 18 countries across South Asia and Africa. Airtel Gabon provides telecommunications services in Gabon, one of the...


Azur Gabon is a telecommunications company operating in Gabon. It was established in 2009, and is a subsidiary of the Bintel Group, a Dubai-based telecommunications company with operations across Africa and the Middle East. Azur Gabon provides a range of mobile telecommunication services to customers in Gabon, including voice, data, and value-added services.

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Moov Gabon is a telecommunications company operating within the African country of Gabon. Historically a state-owned enterprise, the company was formed in June 2001 following the reorganisation of the postal and telecommunications sector. In March 1999, Gabon Telecom created Libertis, its mobile brand. In February 2007, following an international tender, the Gabonese state ceded 51% of the shares to Maroc Telecom, finalised in December 2010. Gabon Telecom has since July 2016, operated a merger with the company Atlantic Telecom Gabon (MOOV), subsidiary of the Etisalat Group. Moov Gabon provides...

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