Telecoms news from Sierra Leone
Libya's Lap Green Networks says that it is committed to launching its network in Sierra Leone, despite a controversy over how it acquired its majority stake in the local mobile subsidiary. ...more.
Sierra Leone's Parliament has summoned executives from the country's four mobile networks to explain reports of poor network quality. ...more.
Edgewater Wireless Systems says that it has won a C$4.9 million contract from World Affinity Telecom to supply Wi-Fi technology as part of a multi-phase program ...more.
Sierra Leone's mobile networks are to be summoned to appear before Parliament to explain complaints about poor quality of service made by customers. ...more.
Africell Sierra Leone (a subsidiary of Lintel Holding) announced that it has crossed the one million active subscriber mark. ...more.
Mobile banking has already taken off in Southern and Eastern Africa. Sierra Leone is now one of the few West African countries with a service providing mobile phone transactions. ...more.
Millicom International has sold its Sierra Leone subsidiary to Africell Holding for an undisclosed amount. ...more.
Convergys says that the Lintel Group has extended its preferred supplier relationship to provide prepaid and value-added services obtained from Convergys' acquisition of Intervoice to Lintel's mobile customers in West Africa. ...more.
Sierra Leone based telco, Sierratel has launched its CDMA network after running voice call tests since last August. ...more.
Harris Stratex Networks says that it has been selected by Africell Holding to expand its GSM networks in Gambia and Sierra Leone. Deployments began in December for a contract valued at US$1.9 million. ...more.
Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won a follow on contract from Africell to deploy a 3GPP mobile softswitch in Gambia and Sierra Leone. ...more.
The Sierra Leone state owned CDMA network operator, Sierratel has started voice call tests on its new CDMA network expansion. ...more.
China has agreed to provide financing to the Sierra Leone state owned CDMA network operator, Sierratel. As part of the low-interest rate US$17 million loan, a CDMA expansion contract will be awarded to China's Huawei to boost services in rural and suburban areas. ...more.
Sierra Leone is to get two new GSM operators after the telecoms regulator, Natcom approved Israel based Cellcom and Lybian backed LapGreen Networks for services. ...more.
The private equity group, Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has announced a US$20 million investment in Cellcom, a mobile telecommunications company with operations in West Africa. The funds will be used to expand Cellcom's network and operations in Liberia and launch service in Guinea and Sierra Leone. ...more.