million people - Total number of Mobile Internet users in West Africa by 2025
Estimate of Mobile Industry's contribution to West Africa’s GDP by 2023
The percentage of total connections attributed to 4G in West Africa by 2025


West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) is a platform through which Telecommunication Regulators work together to broaden access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services in the sub-region. WATRA promotes the adoption of best global practices that stimulate investment in telecommunications infrastructure and services, deliver cheaper services to more citizens and connects people, societies and economies across West Africa and beyond.
  • Guiding Principles

    Our main aim is to lower barriers- to availability, affordability, cultural, literacy etc - and enable more and more people in West Africa to become more productive
  • Universal Access

    Because of the capacity to transmit voice, video, and data at greater speed and clarity, broadband is widely recognized as an accelerator of economic and social development.
  • Affordability

    The digital economy has become one of the biggest drivers of economic growth and sources of revenue in West Africa. It has enormous potential to contribute even more in boosting productivity and growth.
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