- April 8, 2019
- Posted by: Myles Freedman
- Category: More Industry Insights
The Government of the Republic of Guinea is currently working on the effective launch of a new incumbent telecommunications operator to replace the defunct Sotelgui. For Guinea Telecom, the new entity created on paper, the government is looking for technically reliable and financially robust partners. Asked by the newspaper L’Indépendant, about the possibility of entrusting this partnership to Huawei, Moustapha Mamy Diaby (photo), the Minister of Posts, telecommunications and the Digital Economy, says that the Chinese technology equipment manufacturer ” is not interested in the
According to the boss of the Guinean telecom sector, major equipment manufacturers, in general, ” are not interested in the operation “ . Never mind, the search for partners continues.
The objective through Guinea Telecom, is probably to endow the country with a sovereignty in telecommunications that will allow the state to be less dependent on the services of foreign operators such as Orange, MTN and Cellcom. The public telecom company is also expected to help lower telecom utility bills.
During his interview with the newspaper The Independent, Moustapha Mamy Diaby also unveiled the government’s intention to divest new shares in Guinean Broadband (