Consumers in Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal now have access to new data capacities. Provided by the Manantali Energy Management Company, they will meet the growing connectivity needs of the populations of the four countries.
The Manantali Energy Management Company (SOGEM), shared by Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal within the framework of the Organization for the Development of the Senegal River (OMVS), entrusted the management from its fiber optic ground wire (CGFO) to the consortium formed by Envol Technology, the company specializing in ICT and telecoms, and Sonatel, the incumbent operator in Senegal. The signing ceremony of the related contract was chaired on Saturday April 3 in Bamako by the Malian Minister of Communications and the Digital Economy, Hamadoun Touré.
According to the Minister, the additional data capacities provided by this telecoms infrastructure represent added value for the digital ecosystem of each OMVS member country. They will contribute to a better quality of service and lower costs for consumers in different countries.
The award of the SOGEM / OMVS CGFO management contract to Envol Technology and Sonatel comes in a context marked by an explosion in demand for connectivity in Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Mauritania. New uses of the Internet – video on demand, video calls, online games, teleworking, etc. – have developed since 2020, driven by the Covid-19 crisis.
For Harouna Diakité, secretary general of Envol Technology, “ this network is a contribution to the growth of the Internet in the region […] and will stimulate the digital economy by meeting connectivity needs and increasing traffic in the region. the sub-region ”.