I. Achievements

The liberalization of the ICT sector to private partners in the framework of the economic reforms initiated by the country’s authorities, enabled it to rank among the growth sectors of the Congolese economy. The development of production evidenced is as follows:

Government Vision
• Construction of modern national telecommunications infrastructure (mobile and broadband internet);
• Development of internet centers in all the remote areas of the country;
• Development of Applications of New Information Communication Technologies in Universities, Colleges and in primary and secondary schools;
• Development of ICT in the promotion of agriculture;
• Implementation of management mechanisms of Internet exchange point, meaning, network interconnection centers spread by Internet providers;
• Provision of standard Internet services : web browsing, email, file transfer, interpersonal communication, etc.;
• Development and implementation of advanced technology applications like video conferencing, telemedicine, tele education or the virtual university,
• land planning, mineral prospecting, of forestry and oil, etc.

• Building a modern national telecommunication infrastructure (mobile telephony and broadband internet) through a public-private partnership;
• Improvement of the level of accessibility to telecommunications services and new technologies;
• Strengthen the liberalization and fair competition in the sector to attract private investment.
The specific objectives are: 
• By 2016 increase, tele density of 40 lines or a mobile phone per 100 inhabitants; 
• By 2016 lay, 5000 Km of fiber optic cable on the national territory (national fiber optic network or back bone);
• By 2016 connect, around 30 million fixed and mobile lines (Metropolitan network);
• Computerize the public administration and specialized State services and border posts.

• To achieve these objectives, there is a plan to:
• Improve governance and competition in the sector through the sanitation of the frequency spectrum;
• Update the legal and regulatory framework for telecommunications and to build the capacity of the Regulatory Authority (ARPTC);
• Increase the rate of public investment in the sector and promote public / private partners;
• Finalize the work of construction of the landing station of Moanda to ensure the connection of the fiber optic cable transmission network with the submarine cable of WACS consortium;
• Ensure the commercial operation of the first phase of the National backbone between Kinshasa and Moanda;
• Continue the construction of the backbone between Kinshasa and Kasumbalesa;
• Finalize the transition from analogical television to digital television (TNT);
• Restructure public operators RENATELSAT and SCPT.

List of some ICT operators in DRC:
Mobile and fixed telephony
• AIRTEL RDC
• VODACOM RDC
• TIGO RDC
• ORANGE RDC
• AFRICELL RDC
• STANDARD TELECOMS

• Internet, Data and others
• CIELUX
• HUAWEI RDC
• TECHNOLOGIES
• IBURST RDC
• INFRACO
• M. INTERCOM
• MICROCOM
• TECH MAHINDRA

7 February 2019