Azur launches commercial services

12 Oct 2009

Gabon’s fourth mobile operator Azur (the brand name of USAN Gabon) launched commercial GSM services in the capital Libreville on 8 October, reports Gaboneco. A subsidiary of Middle Eastern firm Bintel, Azur launched over a network of 35 base stations with a capacity of 100,000 lines, whilst it aims to expand to Port-Gentil and Franceville in the next few weeks, before rolling out services nationwide next year. Azur is aiming to pick up subscribers by undercutting existing operators’ pre-paid domestic and international call tariffs. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, at the end of June 2009 Gabon had over 1.4 million active cellular subscriptions, split between Zain (56%), Libertis (36%) and Moov (8%).

Gabon, USAN Gabon (Azur)