Mobile broadband distribution

Mobile broadband distribution

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Mobile broadband distribution
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Technology and Communications
Internet Media and Services
Business Model Description

Develop mobile broadband infrastructure where assets are built and rented to users.

Expected Impact

Significant effects across many sectors, improving ease of doing business and access to information and services.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
5% - 10% (in ROI)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Short Term (0–5 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
> USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9) Partnerships For the Goals (SDG 17)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Vanu installation
Photo by BCtA / Vanu
Case Study: Vanu connects the unconnected through sustainable connectivity to off-grid markets
Vanu, a UNDP Business Call to Action (BCtA) member, is a global provider of turnkey mobile communications solutions that allow mobile network operators to serve off-grid markets. Its innovative technology enables cellular coverage in areas that cannot be covered profitably with existing technology.
Sector Sources
  • 1) Nigerian Communications Commission (2017). 2) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2020). Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025. 3) Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (2020). Opportunities - services. 4) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2017). Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017 - 2020. Abuja: Ministry of Budget and National Planning. 5) Nigerian Communications Commission (2020). Invest in ICT Nigeria - a world of limitless possibilities.
IOA Sources
  • 6) Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (2020). Nigeria targets $50 billion ICT investment by 2018. 7) Nigerian Communications Commission (2017). 8) PwC analysis based on Prof. A. Damodaran data, 2020. 9) Perchstone & Graeys (2018). Nigeria: Tech start-ups - understanding the ICT tax regimes. 10) Globacom (2021). 11) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2020). Integration of the SDGs into National Development Planning: A Second Voluntary National Review (2020). 12) Federal Republic of Nigeria (2017). Implementation of the SDGs: a national voluntary review. 13) Sachs, J., Schmidt-Traub, G., Kroll, C., Lafortune, G., Fuller, G., Woelm, F (2020). The Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19. Sustainable Development Report 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.