Sierra Leone gets Thuraya satellite service with Africell

28 Mar 2012

The Sierra Leone mobile operator Africell has announced the launch of Thuraya satellite-based services in the country. The firm is offering a single-mode satellite handset as well as a dual-mode GSM/satellite device, providing access to both voice telephony and mobile internet services. Africell is part of the Lebanon-based Lintel group, and is the largest mobile operator in Sierra Leone, with an estimated 1.25 million subscribers and a 44% share of the overall market at the end of 2011, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database.

Sierra Leone, Lintel SL (Africell SL), Thuraya