Gabon Telecom, Airtel Gabon renew operating licences for ten years

26 Jun 2017

Gabon’s two largest mobile network operators (MNOs) by subscribers, Gabon Telecom and Airtel Gabon have both renewed their operating licences for a ten-year period, writes Agence Ecofin. According to the chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) Lin Mombo, the extension concerns the two companies’ 2G licences, which have now been made technology neutral. The licence renewal will cost the cellcos XAF9 billion (USD15.4 million), which is XAF2 billion less than the firms originally paid for their licences.