The licence approval was presented to the company in Banjul, the Gambian capital, on Monday, bringing to six the number of countries in which the company holds a license.
The countries are Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Gambia.
‘The new licence adds impetus to our desire to provide the West African sub-region an excellent communication network and a cost-effective voice, data, video and e-commerce services,’ the statement quoted the firm’s Executive Director, Human Resources, Mr. Adewale Sangowawa, as saying.
‘It underscores our resolve to build for Africa a network that will provide the most comprehensive international communication services to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the World.’
Africa News reports: With a population of just over 1.5 million, Gambia, the smallest country in main land Africa, boasts of a highly competitive telecommunications industry, with four GSM operators, compared to bigger neighbours like Mali, with a population of 14 million, which has only two.