More Africa NewsSenegal: National mobile roaming now effective

August 11, 2023by myles0

Senegal’s Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP) has welcomed the implementation of roaming arrangements between the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs). ‘National roaming is now a reality in Senegal,’ Abdou Karim Sall, Director General of the watchdog, confirmed on Wednesday following initial testing in the Diourbel region. He noted, however, that while 100% of calls and SMS were successfully switched between networks, the operators still need to resolve some technical issues with mobile data traffic.

Introduced in response to a request by President Macky Sall to expedite initiatives to achieve nationwide mobile network coverage, roaming aims to extend network connectivity in underserved areas, promote competition between operators, and ensure service continuity in the event of network disruption.

Source: Commsupdate

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