The African country of Gabon attracts terminators with a high rate and cheap cellular communication within the country. Originating companies pay $0.11- $0.22 per minute for a call. The mobile sector is well developed in the country, but what about the Internet services market? To do a profitable termination of GSM traffic, you need a reliable Internet connection.
Unlike the cellular market, the fixed-line and Internet sectors are not well developed. This is due to the lack of competition and rather high prices for services. In Gabon, there is a good international network capacity, thanks to the SAT-3/ WASC / SAFE submarine cable. But this object is monopolized by Gabon Telecom, a local telecommunications company.
The Gabon Telecom provider is not just a leader in the Internet services market. In fact, the country has a monopoly on providing access to the Internet but there is another service provider - IG Telecom (Internet Gabon Telecom). However, it resells the services of Gabon Telecom as it is its subsidiary.
At the same time, the ACE underwater cable was recently installed in the country, which allowed increasing the bandwidth to support mobile Internet traffic. But the 3G Internet is not suitable for efficient termination as it cannot ensure the normal operation of a voip voice gateway with router.
As of June 2017, the Internet penetration in Gabon reached 48.1%, which is more than 865 thousand connections. The average speed in the country is 1.74 Mbps but it is possible to connect high-speed Internet in urban areas. Basically, the country uses ADSL and VSAT technologies.