0
Broadband

Google says Senegal ISPs lack any legal status

Monday 10 December 2012 | 13:01 CET | News
Google says the lack of status of ISPs in Senegal is acting as a bar to investment in the country's telecommunications sector, Agence Ecofin reported, quoting Tidjane Deme, the operations manager for Google Africa (Francophone West). At a meeting with ISPs on 27 November, Deme said that local laws do not allow ISPs to deploy their own infrastructure. State telecom laws do not once mention the word 'internet' and ISPs are classed as providers of value added services (VAS). Deme said this means no investment, and in turn, no competition. He pointed to the fact that in 2009, there were nine

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. 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.

Subscriptions

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: Internet
Companies: Google / Sonatel
Countries: Senegal
::: add a comment

Add 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.


Related

Senegal forms private data commission

Published 11 Feb 2013 10:03 CET | Senegal
Senegal has formed personal data protection commission CDP, and independent organisation made up of legal and IT professionals ...

Senegal takes away civil servants' work mobiles

Published 08 Jan 2013 14:54 CET | Senegal
The Senegalese government drastically reduced its telecom expenditure at the end of last year by suspending mobile phone ...

Senegal cut off in 24-hour breakdown of submarine cable

Published 21 Dec 2012 11:26 CET | Senegal
Senegal was cut off from the rest of the world for 24 hours earlier this week in a breakdown of the submarine cable operated by ...

Senegalese consumer association wants price hikes reversed

Published 20 Dec 2012 10:47 CET | Senegal
Senegalese consumer association Adeetels has called on the need to consider applying price regulation on all mobile telecom ...

Orange Senegal workers fight job losses to Cote d'Ivoire

Published 19 Dec 2012 11:57 CET | Senegal
Senegalese operator Sonatel's workers are fighting the decision by its over 40 percent shareholder Orange's decision to relocate ...

Senegal mobile penetration exceeds 88% in Q2

Published 15 Oct 2012 11:33 CET | Senegal
Senegal's telecoms watchdog, the Agence de Regulation des Telecoms et Postes (ARTP), said mobile penetration in the country has ...

Sonatel joins British Council schools ICT programme

Published 08 Aug 2012 11:13 CET | Senegal
Sonatel (Orange Senegal) has joined forces with the British Council to bring the Connecting Classrooms programme in the country's ...

Sonatel net profit up 15% in H1

Published 25 Jul 2012 12:35 CET | Senegal
Senegalese operator Sonatel's net profit rose 15 percent to CFA 87.02 billion during the first half of 2012, Reuters reported. ...

Former head of Senegal's regulator placed under arrest

Published 29 Jun 2012 08:38 CET | Senegal
The former chairman of Senegal's telecommunications regulator ARTP, Ndongo Diaw, has been arrested with an extended period of ...

Senegal pilots SMS to register births

Published 17 Jun 2012 12:30 CET | Senegal
Senegal's Kolda region is testing a system allowing people to register births on their mobile phones, thanks to support of NGO ...





81%
use WiFi on their mobile phones
Netherlands  |  2017Q2

Calendar   /   Industry Events

24 Jul Alphabet Q2 2017
24 Jul Logitech fiscal Q1
24 Jul Maroc Telecom Q2 2017
24 Jul Veon AGM
25 Jul Akamai Technologies Q2 2017
25 Jul AT&T Q2 2017
25 Jul Telekom Austria Q2 2017
25 Jul Juniper Networks Q2 2017
25 Jul Inwit Q2 2017
25 Jul Texas Instruments Q2 2017
25 Jul TIM Brasil Q2 2017
25 Jul Drillisch EGM
26 Jul Limelight Networks Q2 2017
26 Jul Telefonica Brasil Q2 2017
26 Jul Telefonica Deutschland Q2 2017
26 Jul KPN Q2 2017
26 Jul Orange Poland Q2 2017
26 Jul AltiGen Communications Q2 2017
26 Jul Orange Belgium Q2 2017
26 Jul Fortinet Q2 2017
26 Jul STMicroelectronics Q2 2017
26 Jul Mellanox Technologies Q2 2017
26 Jul TE Connectivity fiscal Q3
26 Jul Netgear Q2 2017
26 Jul Paypal Q2 2017
26 Jul Analytics Leaders Summit 2017
26 Jul IoT Summit 2017
27 Jul Microsemi fiscal Q3
27 Jul Netscout fiscal Q1
27 Jul Intelsat Q2 2017
::: More Calendar Items