Gambians to benefit from GamTel’s Global Expansion Project

22 Mar 2005

The Gambia Telecommunications Company (GamTel) says it is poised to connect more than 10,000 telephone lines in the Greater Banjul Area as part of its Global Expansion Project to bring telecoms access to both urban and rural communities. In addition the telco has signed a GMD80 million (USD2.82 million) contract with Cerrillion for the implementation of a modern billing system, and is negotiating a GMD168 million deal with Alcatel for 25,000 additional lines in and around the capital. Gambia is currently putting the finishing touches on a new Telecommunications Act which will hopefully give GamTel greater incentive to operate profitably in a liberalised telecoms environment.