Telecoms news from Senegal
Senegal could get a fourth mobile network operator after the country's President, Macky Sall ordered the Council of Ministers to take the necessary steps towards awarding a license. ...more.
In a brief statement, Millicom International Cellular says that it has finalized an agreement announced back in August to settle its mobile license dispute with the government of Senegal. ...more.
Millicom International Cellular says that it has settled its mobile license dispute with the government of Senegal. ...more.
With a mobile services penetration rate of 65% at year-end 2010 that is expected to catapult to 93% by 2016, Senegal is one of the more advanced mobile markets in West Africa, with plenty of room for growth, ...more.
A pilot project in rural Senegal uses text messaging to remind women of upcoming doctor's appointments and local health meetings. ...more.
Nigeria's Globalcom (Glo Mobile) is reported to have been granted a mobile operators license in Senegal. ...more.
Orange has launched its mobile payment service, Orange Money, in three additional African countries, Senegal, Mali and Madagascar in recent weeks. ...more.
Kirene, a mineral water brand in Senegal says that it has launched an MVNO in the country, running on the Orange Senegal network. ...more.
Orange says that it will be launching a pan-African brand campaign across the majority of African countries where the brand is present unveiling its new international vision: "together we can do more". ...more.
France Telecom has taken control of Senegal based Sonatel after it brought 9.87% of the company from the Senegalese government, taking its ownership to 52.2%. ...more.
After the Senegal Government cancelled the operating license for Millicom International's local mobile phone network last month - the company says that it has instituted arbitration proceedings with the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against the Republic of Senegal under provisions of Sentel's license and international law. ...more.
Orange has set up a new mobile relay station 250 km from Dakar, Senegal that is 100% powered by a solar generator. This represents the 200th such station deployed by Orange in the Africa-Middle East-Asia (AMEA) region. ...more.
Senegal's government has announced that it is to terminate the mobile license of the Tigo mobile phone network - potentially cutting off some 1.8 million customers - at the end of this month. ...more.
Mobile content distributor, Buongiorno says that it has signed a larger agreement with Orange for the management of the operator's WAP portals in Africa. The new contract supersedes a previous agreement that saw Buongiorno providing Orange with interactive mobile services and CRM. ...more.
Senegal's Sonatel, which trades as Orange has launched a trial HSDPA network in the capital city, Dakar. The trial is limited to 200 Orange subscribers and selected journalists covering the technology sector ...more.
The site - including base station, microwave and all other electrical components - is completely powered by the sun, providing telecom services to remote communities on the island of Bettenty and surrounding Saloum islands - in Senegal that previously had no access to wireless communications services. ...more.
Following the loss of 58k customers in Q2 as a result of the customer registration programme, the Senegalese mobile market recovered somewhat in Q3, posting a net gain of 115k customers. ...more.