Expresso Senegal is shifting into high gear in the 4G segment. The telecoms company, which has great ambitions on the national market, is settling the last details to continue with serenity its project of conquering the country.
The mobile operator Expresso Senegal will proceed, on Tuesday, May 11, to the signing of its agreement on the acquisition of the 4G license. The ceremony to be held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance and Budget will see the participation of the Minister of Digital Economy and Telecommunications, the Director of the Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Agency (ARTP) and the Director General of Expresso Senegal.
The signing by Expresso Senegal of its license agreement will give it all the regulatory assurances relating to the continued deployment of very high-speed mobile technology. By 2022, Expresso Senegal wants to cover 80% of the population with its 4G.
Expresso Senegal came into order almost ten weeks after its 4G services were put on the market. After several months of negotiations, the company finally obtained the green light from the telecoms regulator to offer the technology to Senegalese on February 26. It was on the sidelines of the visit to the country of a strong delegation from the Sudanese telecoms group led by Magdi Taha, Chairman and CEO of Sudatel. He had also been received in audience by the President of the Republic Macky Sall.
With its license agreement in hand, Expresso Senegal will be able to attack many large cities. The company, which is two years behind in 4G compared to Sonatel and Free, firmly believes in a return to the race. In December 2020, it held an 18.96% market share, according to ARTP data.