‘Azur were’: newcomer allowed to resume service by ministry

11 Dec 2009

Gabon’s newest cellco USAN Gabon, which operates under the Azur brand, resumed offering services to the public on 8 December following a three-week suspension ordered by the Ministry of Communications in order to comply with rules and regulations governing the country’s mobile sector. The ministry indicated that a technical review of Azur’s operations had been carried out as well as adjustments to licence conditions, whilst technical training had been made available to the operator, although it did not give details of any specific regulatory infringements. Gabon’s fourth mobile operator Azur launched commercial GSM services in the capital Libreville on 8 October, and has so far expanded its services to Port-Gentil, with other areas to follow.

Gabon, USAN Gabon (Azur)