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Huawei Marine Networks begins work on Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express Cable

Published 29 Apr 2020 11:14 CET | Cape Verde, Senegal

Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) has announced the start of the Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) Cable. This will be the first high-capacity direct link from the ...

Free Senegal and Comviva enhance mobile money service

Published 07 Apr 2020 14:12 CET | Senegal

Senegalese mobile operator Free has deployed Mobiquity Money to enhance its service 'Free Money' and enable digital payments for its customers. Comviva will bring global ...

Expresso Senegal postpones LTE commercial launch due to Covid-19 pandemic

Published 07 Apr 2020 08:48 CET | Senegal

. In the meantime, the operator plans to work on improving the quality of 3G services. It has also been offering its subscribers one hour of free internet access every day ...

Senegal seeks Vietnamese investments in telecoms

Published 23 Mar 2020 10:40 CET | Senegal, Vietnam

The government of Senegal has announced plans to attract Vietnamese investors to its telecom sector, reports Ecofin. A partnership has been discussed in Dakar between Nguyen ...

Senegal regulator gives green light to IoT deployments in 868-870 MHz band

Published 11 Mar 2020 09:35 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP has published a decision setting the conditions under which IoT market players will be able to operate Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) ...

Expresso Senegal to launch LTE commercial offers on 31 March

Published 05 Mar 2020 16:28 CET | Senegal

The company's executive team inaugurated the new network at a press event earlier this week. As reported by Le Quotidien, LTE services will go live on 31 March and soon ...

Senegal's mobile connections grow 8% in 2019, internet adoption reaches 74%

Published 04 Mar 2020 15:42 CET | Senegal

In early October, Senegal's second largest mobile operator introduced new offers under the Free brand, which replaced Tigo. In the three months to December, Free saw its ...

Sonatel posts full-year EBITDA growth of 4%, customer base up 10% in 2019

Published 03 Mar 2020 08:55 CET | Africa, Senegal

Sonatel reported full-year EBITDA of XOF 482 billion, up 4.2 percent year-on-year (+4.7% on a like-for-like basis). The group said that it benefited from higher revenues and ...

Senegal's Sirius Telecoms presents Promobile as soon-to-launch MVNO brand

Published 11 Feb 2020 11:16 CET | Senegal

Sirius Telecoms announced that its MVNO business will soon introduce commercial offers in Senegal under the Promobile brand, reports Agence Ecofin. Alongside mobile voice and ...

Senegal adds 197,000 mobile lines in Q3

Published 29 Jan 2020 12:28 CET | Senegal

Senegal's mobile connections rose to 17.4 million at end-September, representing year-on-year growth of 6.1 percent, according to telecom regulator ARTP. Quarter-on-quarter, ...

WorldRemit partners with Wizall Money to launch mobile money transfer service to Senegal

Published 28 Jan 2020 14:21 CET | Senegal

WorldRemit has joined forces with Wizall Money to launch a mobile money transfer service to Senegal. WorldRemit customers in over 50 countries, including France, Spain and ...

Expresso and Prepay Nation launch online channel for airtime and data distribution

Published 07 Jan 2020 10:45 CET | Senegal

Senegalese operator Expresso has announced the launch of an online portal to enable customers to buy and add airtime and data bundles to their prepaid account. The portal has ...

Senegal regulator threatens Free with sanction over inclusive WhatsApp access

Published 31 Dec 2019 09:54 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP has addressed a decision to Saga Africa Holdings, which operates under the Free brand, stating that the operator will be sanctioned unless it ...

MainOne, Subcom declare Dakar and Grand Bassam branches ready for service

Published 03 Dec 2019 10:07 CET | Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal

SubCom and MainOne have announced that two new branches of the MainOne Cable System are ready for service. The branches extend from the MainOne omnibus cable between Seixal ...

Senegal regulator cuts charges for USSD service providers

Published 28 Nov 2019 11:18 CET | Senegal

Senegal telecom authority ARTP has announced a significant reduction in the charges that market players will have to pay to access USSD codes. In 2018, the USSD market was ...

Free Senegal adds Alcatel MW40 mobile hotspot to 4G+ offering

Published 18 Nov 2019 17:34 CET | Senegal

Free Senegal (formerly Tigo) announced on Twitter the availability of the MW40 mobile hotspot for XOF 20,000. Made by Alcatel, the device supports theoretical speeds of up to ...

Senegal regulator tells Saga Africa Holdings to amend new mobile plans under Free brand

Published 14 Nov 2019 10:22 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP has published a ruling on the mobile plans launched by Saga Africa Holdings under the Free brand on 01 October. The regulator launched a ...

Senegal's NIMA Codes to launch app in 15 African countries for maps of places without formal addresses

Published 11 Nov 2019 13:03 CET | Senegal

Senegalese start-up NIMA Codes, a digital mapping service for locations without formal addresses, has upgraded its application and plans to go live in fifteen African ...

Orange Senegal launches new mobile plans, tests faster LTE-A speeds

Published 11 Nov 2019 11:29 CET | Senegal

Sonatel has announced a new drop in the price of its mobile internet plans, marketed under the Orange brand, saying that the move honours the commitments undertaken as part ...

Senegal regulator finds Saga Africa Holdings in breach of regulation on promotional offers

Published 05 Nov 2019 09:52 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP has taken action against Saga Africa Holdings, which uses the brand name Free (formerly Tigo), accusing the operator of disregarding recently ...

Orange Senegal launches digital centre in Dakar

Published 24 Oct 2019 15:42 CET | Senegal

Orange Senegal says it is inaugurating the Orange Digital Centre, a new concept of a place entirely dedicated to innovation. The launch, which took place in Dakar, follows ...

Free replaces Tigo brand in Senegal, launches new 4G+ plans

Published 01 Oct 2019 21:02 CET | Senegal

The second largest mobile operator in Senegal has launched services under the Free brand, which will replace Tigo. New commercial offers are now available and the Free brand ...

Senegal adds 224,400 mobile lines in Q2

Published 27 Sep 2019 16:00 CET | Senegal

Senegal's three mobile network operators reached a combined customer base of 17.2 million at end-June, representing nearly 224,400 net additions since March, according to the ...

Vertiv names sales director for Benelux, Nordics

Published 10 Sep 2019 11:17 CET | Benelux, Senegal

Data centre infrastructure specialist Vertiv announced the appointment of Daniel Breum (35) as sales director for the Benelux and Nordic markets. The company said he has ...

Tigo Senegal launches unlimited call bundle for state agents

Published 10 Sep 2019 09:43 CET | Senegal

Tigo Senegal launched a new service dedicated to state agents, Ecofin reported. The service is an unlimited call bundle that allows subscribers to call each other for free. ...