Telecoms competition is a must to drive down prices and keep technology current. However, there comes a point when a market simply has too many options. Usually, a couple of companies have a dominant market share with the rest left to struggle for customers.
Such is the case in Cote d’Ivoire where the Ministry of Communications is making attempts to combine Comium, Green Network, and Cafe Mobile into a single fourth mobile operator with 1.1 million subscribers (a 6% market share). Such a move would allow for the companies to better compete with giants MTN, Orange, and Moov.