(Ecofin Agency) - Sirius Telecom Afrique, a telecom engineering, IT, and digital services company, signed on August 31 a hosting contract as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator MVNO with the National Telecom Company (Sonatel) of Senegal. This means Sirius Telecom Afrique can launch its voice and broadband Internet services in Senegal via its brand Promobile, relying on the 4G+ mobile network of the incumbent operator.
Sirius Telecom Africa sees this agreement as a step forward in its ambition to bring “to Senegalese people quality digital services, accessible and affordable for all segments of the population.” The company also announces “innovative offers, responding to a community strategy adapted to the realities and needs of Senegalese populations.”
Officially holder of an MVNO license granted by the Senegalese State since March 2019, Sirius has finally reached a deal after several months of conflict with its initial partner Free. The conflict, which began in April 2019 following a tariff dispute, led to Free being sanctioned by the Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Authority (Artp) on July 12.