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Workz opens new office in Senegal

Published 05 Jul 2019 09:06 CET | Senegal

Workz Group, a mobile and IoT products provider, said it has opened a new office in Dakar, Senegal, to serve the West African telecoms market, strengthening the firm's ...

Senegal regulator brings in new checks on operator promotions

Published 11 Jun 2019 10:43 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP has introduced new measures to regulate promotional offers on mobile voice/data plans. Operators will have an obligation to notify the ...

Sonatel posts FY EBITDA growth of 2.2%, stable net income

Published 07 Mar 2019 09:06 CET | Africa, Senegal

Sonatel reported annual revenues of XOF 1.022 trillion for 2018, up 5 percent year-on-year. EBITDA progressed to XOF 463 billion, with the growth rate easing slightly to 2.2 ...

Sirius Telecoms to launch MVNO services in Senegal by June

Published 01 Feb 2019 13:47 CET | Senegal

Sirius Telecoms plans to introduce commercial services by June, becoming the first MVNO in Senegal, reports Cio Mag. Owned by local business tycoon Mbackiou Faye, the company ...

Senegal's OniriQ provides solar-powered digital TV service

Published 20 Dec 2018 13:47 CET | Senegal

Senegalese startup OniriQ has combined the traditional Solar Home System (SHS) with a set-top box to provide off-grid African populations with access to solar-powered digital ...

Tigo Senegal selects Ericsson to upgrade network

Published 20 Dec 2018 10:26 CET | Senegal

Tigo Senegal has selected Ericsson for its nationwide network modernization project. The three-year deal covers over 1,000 existing sites and includes the latest Ericsson ...

BCP acquires majority sake in mobile money provider Wizall

Published 17 Dec 2018 12:23 CET | Senegal

African bank Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) has acquired a majority stake in Senegal-based mobile money provider Wizall. The terms and value of the transaction were ...

Tigo Senegal secures LTE licence

Published 05 Dec 2018 11:16 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP announced that Saga Africa Holdings, which acquired Millicom's Tigo operations earlier this year, has been granted an LTE licence. Tigo will ...

Senegal and Internet Society enter MoU to strengthen IoT security

Published 04 Dec 2018 09:05 CET | Senegal

Senegal's digital economy minister has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Internet Society (ISOC) on cooperation in a new initiative dedicated to IoT security. In ...

Tigo Senegal picks Sagemcom to extend fibre network

Published 27 Nov 2018 15:42 CET | Senegal

The mobile operator Tigo Senegal has hired the French firm Sagemcom to extend its optical fibre network, reports Ecofin. Tigo said the extension of the optical fibre network ...

Jumia to distribute Carrefour products in Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal and Kenya

Published 26 Nov 2018 16:36 CET | Africa, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal

African online retailer Jumia has signed two new deals to distribute Carrefour-branded products on its online platform from the start of next year. One of the two agreements ...

Senegal mobile market grows by 262,000 to 16.4 mln in Q3

Published 22 Nov 2018 13:40 CET | Senegal

Senegal's mobile connections rose by around 262,000 in the three months to September to reach 16.40 million, according to national regulator ARTP. This represented a higher ...

Senegalese government launches French-backed African cyber security school

Published 12 Nov 2018 13:35 CET | Africa, France, Senegal

The Senegalese government has inaugurated a cyber security school to strengthen West Africa's defences against computer hackers and use of the internet for terror funding and ...

Orange Senegal reaches 50% LTE population coverage, expands LTE-A network

Published 02 Nov 2018 16:35 CET | Senegal

Sonatel announced that its LTE services, marketed under the Orange brand, are now available to 50 percent of the population, up from 34 percent in November 2017. The ...

Senegal consults on IoT market

Published 20 Oct 2018 20:39 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority Arcep has published a consultation to seek stakeholders' views on several topics relating to the development of IoT networks and services in the ...

Baobab+ ties up with PayJoy for device finance in Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar

Published 12 Oct 2018 13:27 CET | Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Senegal

Digital financial group Baobab+ is tying up with PayJoy's Checkout platform, including its proprietary Lock technology, to offer device finance for solar home systems and ...

Senegal mobile market growth steady at 4.6% in Q2

Published 11 Oct 2018 11:09 CET | Senegal

Senegal's mobile connections rose by 156,370 in the three months to June to reach 16.14 million, according to national regulator ARTP. This represented an annual growth rate ...

SubCom wins contract to extend MainOne's cable system to Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire

Published 20 Sep 2018 10:59 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal

MainOne has selected SubCom to extend its submarine cable system into West Africa's francophone region, with the addition of two branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and Cote ...

StarTimes secures exclusive broadcast rights for Senegalese football league

Published 19 Sep 2018 11:14 CET | Senegal

StarTimes has secured an exclusive deal to show matches for Senegal's top tier football league, Ligue 1, reports Nextvame. StarTimes has been trying to secure rights to a ...

Orange invests in MainOne Cable, to own new cable station in Dakar

Published 14 Sep 2018 14:33 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal

Orange and MainOne Cable Company said that they have signed an agreement for Orange to make a major investment in the West African submarine cable system, enabling the ...

Senegal regulator warns Sonatel over quality of service problems

Published 27 Aug 2018 09:55 CET | Senegal

Senegal's national regulator ARTP said that it has issued a formal warning to Sonatel over the operator's failure to address a previous request to tackle quality of service ...

Senegal and Mauritania plan cross-border harmonisation in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands

Published 20 Aug 2018 10:22 CET | Africa, Mauritania, Senegal

Senegal's telecom regulator ARTP has hosted talks with its Mauritanian counterpart and representatives from the mobile network operators in the two countries to consider the ...

ARTP announces LLU regulation in Senegal

Published 12 Jul 2018 10:04 CET | Senegal

The director of Senegal's telecom authority ARTP, Abdou Karim Sall, announced on Twitter the introduction of local loop unbundling (LLU) regulation to open up the fixed ...

Yahsat becomes Gold sponsor of West Africa Com from 10-11 July

Published 10 Jul 2018 10:50 CET | Senegal, United Arab Emirates

UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat will participate in West Africa Com in Senegal from 10-11 July as a Gold sponsor. At the event, Yahsat will showcase its flagship ...

Senegal increases tax on telecom operators

Published 05 Jul 2018 11:03 CET | Senegal

The Senegal government has approved an increase in taxes telecom operators as part of the latest budget law. The industry group Restic called on the government to reconsider ...


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