New licences for Niger?

12 Feb 2007

The government of Niger has said it is considering issuing new telecoms licences, covering fixed and wireless voice and data services. No further details were released. Niger main cellcos are Celtel Niger, Sahel-Com and Telecel Niger, which at the end of 2005 shared 300,000 customers. The incumbent telco, Sonitel, offers a wireless in the local loop (WiLL) CDMA2000 network, and had 24,000 subscribers at the same point.