Chad is looking for a fourth telecoms operator

The Chadian government has decided to add a fourth mobile phone operator to its telecom market. For this purpose, a notice of international tender was published on June 8, 2018, by the Ministry of Posts and New Information and Communication Technologies. The procedure is open only to companies with experience in the operation of telecommunication networks, with appropriate technical and financial capacities.

According to Madeleine Alingué, the minister, it will be a question of granting a license of establishment and exploitation of mobile networks of 2nd, 3rd and 4th generations to the company retained at the end of this operation . Each candidate will have to accompany his file with a bid bond worth 100 million FCFA. This invitation to tender is part of the implementation of the Chad Digital Plan 2017-2021, the objective of which is to create an environment conducive to the emergence of digital technology in Chad.

Currently, the Chadian telecom market is disputed by three telecom operators. Tigo, a subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular (MIC), claims the position of leader, closely followed by Airtel, a subsidiary of the Indian telecom group Bharti Airtel. Salam, the public company, is in last place.

Source: Agence Ecofin