For the tenth anniversary of Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi, at the helm of the Nigerian start-up founded in 2012, pulled out all the stops: between growth forecasts, expansion projects and stock market listing, this former member of the Californian incubator Y Combinator proudly displays the color. The company with 300 employees and 3,884 access points in Nigeria and Ghana is advancing its pawns to enter two markets, which are already well served by traditional telecom operators.
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If Tizeti hopes to open a breach in Togo – where the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (Arcep) calls on mobile and fixed operators to “improve the quality of services and lower prices” – competitors of size could curb the enthusiasm of the Nigerian start-up in Côte d’Ivoire. Orange, MTN and Moov control mobile internet services with 44.1%, 35.7% and 20.2% market share respectively in the first quarter of 2022. According to data from the Ivorian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARTCI), the French operator also largely dominates the fixed market with 97.6%, followed by the French ISP GVA 1.5% and the Moroccan Moov 0,3 %.