Government selects four GSM operators

16 Nov 2004

The National Transitional Government of Liberia has awarded three GSM-900 licences to newcomers Comium, Libercell and Celcom, to compete with former monopoly GSM operator Lonestar Communications Company. The four companies were selected by the government from a total of nine contenders based on their economic and technical potential, but the decision has been opposed by the unsuccessful parties – in particular Ducor International Communication – which claim the decision was biased and unfair. The government has requested that the new licensees interconnect their networks with the existing operator as soon as possible.

Liberia, Lonestar Cell-MTN