One of the largest leading international service provider in the market is taking the lead to sue a mobile operator in West Africa that belongs to a well-known telecom group. The legal action was a result of an agreement breach from the mobile operator’s side after a long-term successful partnership between both entities.

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West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than $50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7% of the region’s GDP, according to a new GSMA study. The study finds that rising mobile phone ownership and the ongoing migration to mobile broadband networks and services across the region will see the mobile ecosystem’s economic contribution continue to increase over the coming years, forecast to reach almost $70 billion (9.5 per cent of GDP) by 2023.

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