Nigerian telecommunications operator Globacom has won an operating licence in the Gambia.
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.