Gamtel to expand 3G, says minister

14 Sep 2011

Gambia’s Daily Observer reports that the Ministry of Information, Communication & Information Infrastructure has revealed to the National Assembly that state-backed Gamtel is currently working on plans to expand its fledgling 3G wireless data network in the Greater Banjul area and other major towns and cities including Soma, Farafenni, Bansang and Basse. The disclosure was made in response to ministers’ questions on when 3G infrastructure would be expanded to provide wireless internet access for outlying communities. However, it was added that the expansion of the network is not in Gamtel’s 2011 budget, and would instead be included in its 2012 budget.