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Guinea has a population of 10.6 million people and geographically covers 246,000 square Kilometres (of which 140 sq. Km is covered by water). 65% of the population live in rural areas. As of 2013, approximately 45% of the population and 25% of the land area are covered by at least one of the 5 (Areeba [MTN], Orange, Sotelgui, Intercell and Cellcom) licensed mobile network operators, and by 2015 this is projected to increase to 60% population and 30% land area coverage. This means that by 2015 there will still be nearly 175,000 sq. Km of land area and more than 4 million citizens of Guinea outside the reach of essential telecommunications services. According to studies by The World Bank, 10% of the population can’t be served economically by mobile network service, but this figure is reduced significantly due to AMN’s innovative low-cost solution which allows very small populations to be viable at the same times as maximizing the coverage area of a single cell and the population served.

AMN is investing $43 million to build 350 mobile network base stations in Guinea. Each of these will be connected to one of the licensed operators. The AMN network will serve a total population of 2.8 million people (25% of the population), with an average of 8,000 people served by each base station and generating an estimated 1.3 million new mobile subscribers worth circa $48 million per year in gross airtime revenues.