Sierratel receives international gateway boost

29 Aug 2008

According to IDG News Service, Sierratel’s exclusive right to operate the country’s international gateway has been extended for another five years. The company’s managing director, Alpha Sesay, revealed that operating the international gateway was crucial to Sierratel’s fortunes. ‘Towards the end of 2006, we were given the exclusivity to the international gateway. That is, we are responsible for the channeling of all international calls in and out of the country. We are able to generate money through this service to sustain the company,’ Sesay said. ’We’ve been finding it very difficult to compete favourably with GSM operators in the country. A lot of our infrastructures were damaged during the war, and we haven’t gotten a replacement.’