Gambia: Govt adopts National Fibre Protection Policy

The Gambian government has adopted a ‘National Fibre Protection Policy’ in an attempt to ensure the safety and protection of fibre-optic telecoms cables and to minimise damage and level of risk to such infrastructure. As reported by Agence Ecofin, the policy defines roles, responsibilities and obligations of all players in the fibre infrastructure ecosystem and...

Gamcel seeking partnership to modernise network for 4G/5G services

Gambia Telecommunications Cellular Company (Gamcel), a subsidiary of state-backed Gambia Telecommunications Company (Gamtel), has initiated a competitive tender to attract a private sector partner to improve the quality of its mobile services, Gambian newspaper The Point reports. The bidding process seeks a partner with the expertise to modernise Gamcel’s existing 2G/3G GSM/W-CDMA network to provide 3G, 4G...

The Gambia Seeks Nigeria’s Help to Accelerate the Development of its Telecommunications Sector

Nigeria is Africa’s largest telecommunications market with around 210 million mobile phone subscribers. Other countries on the continent want to learn from Nigeria’s success in a context marked by the acceleration of digital transformation across Africa. The Gambian government wants to learn from Nigeria to accelerate the development of the telecommunications sector. To this end, Ousman Bah...

Gambia: Huawei and Monty Mobile form a strategic partnership, starting with Comium

Monty Mobile, the global fast growing telecommunication company offering innovative technology and communication solutions, partnered up with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to further elevate the network of Gambian GSM certified mobile operator, Comium, with groundbreaking products and solutions. Earlier this year, Monty Mobile had...

Gambia’s government issues fifth mobile operator licence

The Gambian government has issued a fifth mobile network operator licence to locally-owned Giraffe Telecom. The telco will compete with Africell, Qcell, Gamcel and Comium Mobile for a share of the country’s mobile telecommunications market. Officials believe increased competition will improve services and reduce the cost of communications for the country’s population of almost three...

Gambia: Friends in high places: govt grants mobile licence to Giraffe

Gambia’s telecoms minister Ebrima Sillah has confirmed that the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MOICI) has issued the country’s fifth GSM mobile network operating licence to a start-up company named Giraffe Telecom, The Voice newspaper reported yesterday. Minister Sillah stated that ‘there is a space for a fifth operator’, adding that heightened competition would...

Gambia: Monty Mobile investing in Comium Gambia

UK-headquartered mobile VAS solutions provider Monty Mobile has invested in struggling cellco Comium Gambia, reports Gambian newspaper The Voice. Comium – which had its services suspended for a month on 5 October for non-payment of dues – declared at a press conference that Monty Mobile was willing to clear all of its debts to allow the suspension...

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