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Monty Mobile invests in Comium Gambia

Published 14 Oct 2021 16:34 CET | Gambia

UK-based VAS provider Monty Mobile has invested in mobile phone operator Comium Gambia, reports The Voice. Comium had its services suspended for a month on 05 October for ...

Comium says partner investors to settle arrears if PURA lift suspension

Published 07 Oct 2021 15:54 CET | Gambia

Gambian operator Comium said its partner investors are willing to settle the arrears the company is owing to the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), The Chronicle ...

UNICEF and Africell sign deal to bolster youth engagement via U-report

Published 05 Oct 2021 15:33 CET | Gambia

UNICEF and Gambian operator Africell have agreed to support youth participation in decision-making processes through the U-Report platform. Africell will provide free SMS ...

PURA suspends Comium for failure to pay licence and spectrum fees

Published 21 Sep 2021 12:35 CET | Gambia

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has announced the suspension of Comium Gambia for failure to pay licence and spectrum fees for the period of 2020 and ...

Gambian municipality Kanifing assigns digital addresses under Google Plus Codes scheme

Published 10 Aug 2021 13:59 CET | Gambia

The Gambian ICT ministry and Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) have implemented the Google Plus Codes Project after a successful pilot in Banjul in 2020. The Google Plus ...

Africell Gambia adds Fix & Foxi to pilot mobile TV service

Published 04 Jun 2021 11:25 CET | Gambia

Fix & Foxi TV, the international children's and family channel operated by German media company Your Family Entertainment, will be part of Africell's upcoming mobile ...

Gamtel says cable cut caused internet outage on 02 February

Published 08 Feb 2021 09:55 CET | Gambia

Gambian operator Gamtel says a back-up cable link that connects Gambia to the outside world was unintentionally cut by a construction company, which led to a general internet ...

Gambia Cyber Security Alliance starts training police

Published 21 Dec 2020 14:34 CET | Gambia

The Gambia Cyber Security Alliance (GCSA) in collaboration with Northampton University has commenced a month-long training in cyber security and cyber crime for the ...

Gamcel needs government support to avoid shutdown - report

Published 10 Mar 2020 11:02 CET | Gambia

Gambian operator Gamcel risks closing down if the government does not bail it out of the financial challenges it is currently facing, ITWeb reported citing an unnamed insider ...

Africell Gambia spends USD 6 mln on Chinese equipment to modernise network

Published 21 Feb 2020 11:31 CET | Gambia

Gambian operator Africell has announced its investment in USD 6 million of equipment to modernise its internet, Ecofin reported. Musa Ceesay, Africell's Head of Corporate ...

Gambia orders Africell to return money taken from customers after package changes

Published 20 Feb 2020 11:59 CET | Gambia

Gambia's telecom industry regulator, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), has ordered privately-owned operator Africell to refund money it allegedly overcharged ...

Africell begins offering eSIMs in Gambia

Published 03 Oct 2019 10:22 CET | Gambia

Gambian operator Africell has begun providing eSIMs, reports The Point. To obtain one, customers should visit an Africell customer care office with an eSIM-enabled device and ...

PURA fines Africell GMD 5.58 mln and suspends sale of SIM cards

Published 28 Aug 2019 10:47 CET | Gambia

Gambia's Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has fined Africell GMD 5.58 million for selling SIM cards activated at points of sale to subscribers without registering ...

Gambia plans to migrate to DTT by 2020

Published 22 Jul 2019 10:29 CET | Gambia

Digital Gambia (DGL), the public signal distributor for terrestrial television (DTT) and its partner EXCAF-Gambia telecom, have announced plans to migrate from analogue to ...

Gamtel launches national broadband network

Published 28 Jun 2019 11:30 CET | Gambia

Gambia's operator Gamtel, in collaboration with Huawei, has launched the Gambia National Broadband Network, reports The Point. Gamtel CEO Seedy Jaiteh recalled that the ...

Gamcel seeks financial bail-out to keep operating

Published 31 May 2019 09:33 CET | Gambia

Gambian operator Gamcel has called for a financial bail-out from its current serious and precarious financial constraints, or it risks stopping operation, Foroyaa reported. ...

PURA names Gamtel among major defaulters for paying regulatory fees

Published 27 May 2019 13:17 CET | Gambia

The Gambian Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) said that the main defaulters on regulatory fees have hampered its activities in the past two years, reports Foroyaa. ...

Sonatel signs deal to buy Gambia's Xoom Wireless

Published 01 May 2019 10:23 CET | Gambia

Senegalese operator Sonatel said it has entered into an agreement to acquire 91.6 percent of the share capital of Xoom Wireless, an ISP in Gambia. The agreement is subject to ...

Gambia to establish ICT agency

Published 22 Mar 2019 14:08 CET | Gambia

Gambia's ICT ministry said it plans to set up an ICT agency. The ministry of justice drafted an ICT Agency Bill which has since been finalized following consultation with ...

Gambia plans to restructure Gamtel, may sell Gamcel

Published 04 Mar 2019 11:23 CET | Gambia

Gambia's cabinet of ministers has agreed that state-owned operators Gamtel and its mobile subsidiary Gamcel will be restructured, The Voice reported. The cabinet also agreed ...

Gambia's ICT sector generates GMD 900 mln in tax revenues in 2018

Published 01 Feb 2019 10:19 CET | Gambia

The Gambian ICT sector generated GMD 900 million in tax revenues in 2018, Ecofin reported, citing the communication and IT minister, Ebrima Sillah. According to the minister, ...

Gambian govt, PURA process TV broadcasting licence applications

Published 12 Jan 2018 11:10 CET | Gambia

The Gambian ICT ministry and industry regulator PURA are processing applications for TV licences following the adoption of the Digital Broadcasting Policy (DBP) by the ...

Gambia gets its first private TV station

Published 04 Dec 2017 10:07 CET | Gambia

Gambia finally has a private television operator, 52 years after independence, reports Africanews. QTV joins state broadcaster Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS). It ...

TPT Global Tech signs Lion Universe smartphone distribution deal with ACMM in Gambia

Published 25 Aug 2017 10:19 CET | Gambia

TPT Global Tech said that its smartphone division, Lion Universe, has signed an exclusive distribution deal with ACMM Investments Gambia to distribute its Full HD and Full HD ...

Qcell set to launch mobile services in Sierra Leone

Published 14 Aug 2017 13:23 CET | Gambia, Sierra Leone

Gambian mobile operator QCell plans to launch mobile services in Sierra Leone after receiving regulatory approval from the industry regulator, KTV reported. CEO Muhammed Jah ...


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