Senegal’s Regulatory Authority for Telecoms and Post (ARTP) has granted three new ISP licences, Le Quotidien reports. The three recipients have been named as Waaw, Africa Access and Arc Informatique, all of which are locally owned. According to Director of Telecommunications at the ARTP, Modou Mamoune Ngom, the three ISPs paid a combined total of XOF950 million (USD1.534 million) for the concessions. The would-be ISPs reportedly have six months in which to begin commercialising their services, and each operator has been assigned a zone to cover before they are able to expand into other regions of the country. It is hoped that the introduction of the three new ISPs will reduce access prices for customers and help to improve the quality of service (QoS) available across Senegal.