Guinea: Unidentified SIMs to be disconnected from May 2021

Guinea’s Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (L’Autoritie de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications, ARPT) has announced that it will begin deactivating unregistered SIM cards from 2 May. During a press conference on 2 March, ARPT director general Yacouba Cisse explained that Decision D/001/ARPT/CNRPT/2021, which entered into force on 31 December 2020, requires subscribers to provide a national identity card,...

Guinea: Regulator orders closure of Cellcom’s offices; Orange Guinea activates 4G+ network

Guinea’s Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (L’Autoritie de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications, ARPT) ordered the closure of Cellcom’s head office on 8 October, following the mobile network operator’s (MNO’s) non-payment of fees on national and international calls totalling more than GNF140 billion (USD14.3 million). The regulator stressed that only administration, finance and customer services...

Guinea launches construction of its very first national data center

Guinea is taking one more step towards its digital sovereignty through the construction of its very first national data center. The work which started on September 16 will last 8 months. The technological infrastructure will contribute to securing a set of public and private information. The Prime Minister of Guinea, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, launched on September 16,...

Orange Guinea selects Alepo to digitise fixed broadband services

Orange Guinea has selected Alepo’s authentication, authorisation and accounting (AAA) platform to digitise its fibre broadband services by migrating to digital enablement and revenue management. Customers who purchase pre-paid FTTH plans will receive e-mailed renewal notifications when their plans near expiration. Once the plan expires, they will automatically be redirected to the payment portal when they try...

Huawei is not interested in being part of Guinea Telecom, a new operator being positioned by the government of Guinea to replace the defunct national telecoms company, the Societe des Telecommunications de Guinee (Sotelgui). Guinea Telecom is expected to help reduce telecom utility bills and provide the country with sovereignty in telecommunications – meaning the...

The Government of the Republic of Guinea is currently working on the effective launch of a new incumbent telecommunications operator to replace the defunct Sotelgui. For Guinea Telecom, the new entity created on paper, the government is looking for technically reliable and financially robust partners. Asked by the newspaper L’Indépendant, about the possibility of entrusting this partnership...

Orange Guinea, the country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has been awarded a 4G licence by the Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT). The ARPT this week also granted Orange Guinea an extension of ten years on its current 2G and 3G licences, while the new LTE licence will also be valid for the same duration....

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