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Senegal regulator tells Saga Africa Holdings and Sonatel to comply with MNP rules or face sanctions

Published 12 Apr 2021 11:54 CET | Senegal | Update: 12 Apr 2021 16:36 CET

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP has addressed formal requests to Saga Africa Holdings, which operates under the Free brand, and Sonatel, which trades as Orange, after ...

Senegal agrees ICT cooperation with Morocco

Published 08 Apr 2021 11:00 CET | Morocco, Senegal

Morocco and Senegal have agreed to cooperate in the ICT and digital economy sectors, reports Ecofin. An agreement was signed by Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and ...

Senegal regulator launches consultation on VAS aggregators

Published 02 Mar 2021 11:09 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom authority ARTP is seeking views on a proposal to authorise aggregators in the VAS (Value Added Services) market, with the aim to facilitate interconnection ...

Sonatel posts 7.6% EBITDA growth in 2020, despite lower revenues in Senegal

Published 01 Mar 2021 12:40 CET | Africa, Senegal

Sonatel generated full-year EBITDAaL of XOF 519 billion, representing an annual rise of 7.6 percent (+4.2 % in 2019). This progression was mainly driven by control of ...

Sudatel obtains 4G licence for Senegalese operations

Published 01 Mar 2021 11:06 CET | Senegal

Sudatel Telecom Group of Sudan has obtained a 4G licence for its Senegalese subsidiary, Expresso. It said this follows a meeting by a delegation headed by Sudatel Group ...

Senegal adds 449,000 mobile lines in Q4

Published 19 Feb 2021 11:26 CET | Senegal

Senegal's three mobile network operators reached a combined customer base of 19.1 million at end-2020, representing nearly 449,000 net additions since September and a net ...

Expresso could lose telecom licence in Senegal

Published 11 Feb 2021 11:04 CET | Senegal

Senegalese mobile operator Expresso risks losing its license to operate a publicly available electronic communications network in Senegal, Ecofin reported citing the industry ...

Sonatel starts two-year 5G trial stage using Huawei equipment

Published 27 Nov 2020 14:42 CET | Senegal

Orange Senegal (Sonatel) carried out the country's first 5G test on 24 November in partnership with Chinese hardware vendor Huawei, reports Agence Ecofin. Company officials ...

Senegal's internet penetration rises to 88% at end-September

Published 25 Nov 2020 12:41 CET | Senegal

Senegal experienced a significant jump in internet adoption during the third quarter, driven by growing take-up of handset-based mobile subscriptions. According to the latest ...

Spacecom wins contract to supply communications to Senegal's La Poste

Published 11 Nov 2020 13:42 CET | Senegal

Spacecom has announced a multi-year contract with La Poste, the Senegalese Post Authority, Spacecom will migrate La Poste from its current satellite provider to the Amos-17 ...

Sirius Telecom Africa signs MVNO services deal with Sonatel

Published 02 Sep 2020 09:31 CET | Senegal

Sirius Telecom Afrique, a telecom engineering, IT, and digital services company, has signed a hosting contract as a MVNO with Sonatel of Senegal, reports Ecofin. Sirius ...

Senegal regulator says Orange to add new price plans after complaints

Published 28 Aug 2020 10:37 CET | Senegal

Senegal's telecom regulator ARTP has held a press conference to address consumer complaints over the change in Orange's pricing in July. After first ordering Orange to ...

Senegal mobile growth slows in Q1, internet users jump 12% to over 13.5 mln

Published 21 Aug 2020 09:56 CET | Senegal

Senegal ended the first quarter of 2020 with 17.95 million mobile lines, an increase of just 0.38 percent from three months earlier. Growth slowed compared to previous ...

Helios Towers to acquire over 1,200 sites from Free Senegal for EUR 160 mln

Published 12 Aug 2020 10:58 CET | Senegal

Helios Towers has signed an agreement with mobile operator Free Senegal to acquire its passive infrastructure assets for an upfront cash consideration of EUR 160 million. ...

Senegal regulator asks Orange to suspend changes to Illimix mobile plans

Published 10 Aug 2020 13:02 CET | Senegal

Senegal's regulator ARTP said that it has demanded the suspension of the recent changes introduced by Sonatel within the Illimix mobile range, marketed under the Orange ...

Senegal regulator imposes daily fine on Saga Africa Holding over dispute with Sirius Telecoms

Published 05 Aug 2020 17:19 CET | Senegal

Saga Africa Holding, which operates in Senegal under the Free brand, has been issued with a sanction in relations with its dispute with MVNO Sirius Telecoms, reports ...

Senegalese govt offers free Orange mobile internet connectivity to students

Published 24 Jul 2020 12:49 CET | Senegal

The Senegalese government has made 108,421 free connection lines available to students, Ecofin reported citing the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. It ...

Senegal's telecom market revenues up nearly 5% in 2019, investments jump 71%

Published 20 Jul 2020 12:20 CET | Senegal

Telecom operators in Senegal generated annual revenues of XOF 763 billion in 2019 across the fixed and mobile segments, representing a year-on-year increase of 4.6 percent, ...

Senegal regulator announces new lower charges for USSD service providers

Published 09 Jul 2020 18:24 CET | Senegal

Senegal telecom authority ARTP has approved a further reduction in the charges that market players have to pay to access USSD codes, following the cuts introduced last year. ...

Senegal regulator warns operators over quality of service failings

Published 02 Jul 2020 13:59 CET | Senegal

Senegal's regulator ARTP issued formal warnings to the country's three main telecom operators over their failure to meet quality of service (QoS) standards. The conclusion ...

Sonatel to raise XOF 100 bln on West African debt market

Published 11 Jun 2020 09:59 CET | Senegal

Sonatel said that it would issue XOF 100 billion of bonds by mid-July in the largest ever debt issue by a private company on the regional market, Reuters reported. The bond ...

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 ...