1 billion previously unconnected in Sub-Saharan Africa reached through Africa Mobile Networks
Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) announced that it now processes more than 1 billion phone calls annually for subscribers in previously unconnected rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In June 2020, AMN processed 91,623,222 voice calls, representing an annualised rate of 1.1 billion calls per annum, plus nearly 6 terabytes (6,000 GB) of data. These services are provided to rural users in Sub-Saharan Africa who previously were mostly unconnected before AMN's investment in the mobile network infrastructure.
AMN now owns and operates approximately 1,200 base stations serving a population of 4 million people in 8 countries: Nigeria, DRC, Cameroon, Guinea, Zambia, Bissau, Liberia and Congo. The 2G/3G/4G mobile network services are provided by AMN on behalf of tier-1 licensed mobile network operators in each country.
AMN is installing new base stations at a rate of about 200 per month and by the end of 2020 will have nearly 2,000 base stations. The company aims to deliver mobile network services to over 60 million people in up to 30 countries with more than 20,000 base stations.
The network's solutions are 100% ubiquitous, without restrictions due to power or backhaul connectivity, and can be deployed at any location throughout the continent with no exceptions.
AMN's success has been built on ultra-low capex and opex solutions, and an innovative, fully-turnkey Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) commercial model, which enables the network to deliver mobile services economically to smaller communities than has ever been possible before.
The company is now able to serve communities as small as 500 people with long-term economic sustainability. All of the major pan-African tier-1 operators partner with AMN to extend their network coverage deep into rural Africa.