Globacom runs into frequency problems in Benin

19 Sep 2008

Nigerian wireless operator Globacom’s successful launch in the Republic of Benin in June could be soured by news that the Beninoise government has withheld certain frequencies that it promised the Nigerian firm, reports AllAfrica.com. A source close to the Ministry of Communication was quoted as saying that Globacom has made several urgent appeals to the state to release the spectrum, which is currently held by state-run Libercom, but to no avail. Unnamed sources from the local telecoms industry said that most of the spectrum released to Globacom so far was in the 1800MHz band but not the promised 900MHz band, and that this could frustrate the Nigerian operator’s plans to expand coverage and improve service quality.

Benin, Globacom Benin (Glo Mobile)