Gabon's ARCEP outlines new universal service plans

12 Jul 2016

Gabon’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) has finalised the latest phase of its universal service strategy, as it seeks to eliminate so-called mobile coverage ‘white spots’. According to local news site, rules governing a new pilot project were presented to Pastor Ngoua N’Neme, the minister of digital economy on 7 July, by Serge Essongue, executive secretary of ARCEP. The first area to receive improved connectivity has been named as the Ogooue-Ivindo province, which is the north-eastern-most of the nine provinces of Gabon.