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More Africa NewsSenegal: blocked by Free, Sirius Telecom Africa finally signs with Sonatel to launch its MVNO services

September 2, 2020by myles0

Sonatel will finally host the virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) Sirius Telecom Africa. The two parties signed the related contract on August 31. The MVNO, blocked since April 2019 by Free its initial partner, announces innovative offers adapted to Senegalese.

Sirius Telecom Africa, a telecommunications engineering, IT and digital services company, signed on August 31, 2020 a hosting contract as a virtual mobile network operator with the National Telecommunications Company (Sonatel) of Senegal. Through this agreement, Sirius Telecom Africa can launch its voice and broadband internet services in Senegal through its Promobile brand. For this purpose, the company will rely on the 4G + mobile network of the incumbent telecommunications operator.

Sirius Telecom Africa indicates that with its collaboration with Sonatel, it can move forward in its ambition to bring “to Senegal and Senegalese quality digital services, accessible and affordable for all segments of the population”. The company is also announcing “innovative offers, responding to a community strategy adapted to the realities and needs of the Senegalese populations”. 

Sirius Télécoms Afrique, officially the holder of an MVNO license granted by the Senegalese state since March 2019, finally signed with Sonatel after several months of conflict with its initial partner Free. The conflict that began in April 2019 following a tariff dispute led on July 12 to the sanction of Free by the Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Authority (Artp).

Source: Agence Ecofin

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