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Globalcom Granted Senegal's 4th Mobile Network License

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Nigeria's Globalcom (Glo Mobile) is reported to have been granted a mobile operators license in Senegal. The Senegalese licence will also allow Globacom to land its trans Atlantic submarine cable, Glo 1, in the West African country with opportunities to extend the infrastructure to Mali.

"In line with our vision, Glo will continue to play a major role in stimulating a new era of prosperity in the sub-continent and build facilities that will offer Africa advanced telecoms services such as teleconferencing, distance learning, disaster recovery, telemedicine, on-line diagnosis and video conferencing during surgery and research," the statement from Globacom said.

Globacom has operating licences in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic and Cote d'Ivoire, but has recently threatened to withdraw from Ghana claiming its network is being sabotaged.

The country has a population penetration level of 53% and has three mobile networks. The Mobile World records their market shares as: Sonatel Mobiles (67%); Sentel (30) and Sudatel Senegal (3%)

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