(Ecofin Agency) - In Gambia, actors of the internet market are against the entrance of Sonatel in the market, deemed too small.
Interviewed by foroyaa, Africell, Gamcel and many internet service providers think that Sonatel’s arrival in the market is "unnecessary" due to the numerous internet access providers already operating in Gambia.
Lamin Fofana, head of marketing and communication at Gamcel, estimates that instead of approving the entrance of a new operator in an already "crowded" market, the government should invest in the existing providers and let them upgrade to new technologies.
“As service providers, we do not think that their arrival (ed.note : Sonatel and Teranga Capital, Ndlr) is necessary in view of the market we have in Gambia,” says Musa Sise, Senior Manager / Corporate Affairs and Media Consultant at Africell Company Ltd.
On the other hand, this arrival has raised consumers’ hope for better quality at affordable price. They usually complain of the misleading advertisement of internet providers claiming that they offer broadband internet while it is far from the truth.