Expresso bypasses Sonatel thanks to ACE cable investment

Monday 24 December 2012 | 08:32 CET | News
Mobile operator Expresso Senegal invested in the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) cable to be able to connect to it directly, rather than depending on Sonatel (Orange Senegal) for its international connectivity, CEO Emmanuel Hamez told DakarActu. Expreso will bundle voice, messaging and data at a lower cost thanks to its connection to the cable. In addition to raising the amount of bandwidth available, the ACE cable will increase competition among operators. Hamez said Expreso wants to be a major player for smartphone services in Senegal and other countries such as Ghana and Guinea, where the

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Expresso Senegal / Orange Senegal / Sonatel
Countries: Ghana / Guinea / Senegal
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Youssou Ndour's media group to bid for mobile licence

Published 03 Dec 2013 09:37 CET | Senegal
Senegalese media group Futurs Medias plans to enter the mobile phone market, according to local press reports. International ...

Expresso Ghana lands ACE cable

Published 09 May 2013 12:30 CET | Ghana
Expresso Ghana has landed the USD 700 million 17,000 km-long Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable on the shores of Ghana. ...

ACE cable lands in Dakar

Published 05 Feb 2013 09:02 CET | Africa
The Africa Coast Europe (ACE) cable has landed in Senegal's capital, Dakar, Agence Ecofin reports. The new capacity will meet the ...

Tax pressure would harm investment in Senegal - Orange CEO

Published 31 Jan 2013 18:40 CET | Senegal
France Telecom-Orange CEO Stephane Richard has called on the Senegalese government to strengthen economic regulations and the ...

FT-Orange, partners launch Africa Coast to Europe cable

Published 20 Dec 2012 08:29 CET | Africa
France Telecom-Orange and its consortium partners have switched on the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) cable, connecting the first ...

Expresso to land ACE cable in Ghana

Published 21 Mar 2012 10:34 CET | Ghana
Ghana operator Expresso said it would soon land the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) undersea cable in Ghana, Adom News reported. A ...

Senegal's mobile customers grow 12% to 9.35 million in 2011

Published 19 Mar 2012 11:14 CET | Senegal
Senegal's mobile users grew by 12.09 percent a year to 9.35 million, for a 76.84 percent penetration rate, at the end of 2011, ...

Expresso takes over Kasapa Telecom

Published 15 Nov 2010 10:29 CET | Ghana
Expresso Telecom has formally launched its services in Ghana after acquiring the assets of Kasapa Network. The company focuses on ...

ACE submarine cable gets new members

Published 04 Dec 2009 09:07 CET | Africa
Six new telecommunication operators have joined the ACE consortium which is rolling out a submarine cable system from France to ...