Four companies apply for a mobile licence in Swaziland

4 November 2016

Telecoms

MBABANE – South African mobile giants Vodacom and Cell C have shown no interest in investing in the country’s mobile telephony industry as four companies showed interest in competing with Swazi MTN and SPTC.

This is illustrated by that, of the four companies that submitted their bids to the Swaziland Communications Commission (SCCOM), none originated from South Africa. The companies included Swazi Mobile, Data Networks, Mauritius Telecom Orange and Viettel Group from Vietnam.

The fact that these companies are interested in venturing in the country’s mobile telephony space was made known to the public yesterday when SCCOM opened the bids submitted by the prospective operators. The opening of the bids is a preliminary stage of the licence application process.

During the opening of the bids, conducted at SCCOM offices housed at Sibekelo Building yesterday, Swazi Mobile was represented by Victor Gamedze,vMauritius Telecom Orange by Jason Ning among others, while Viettel Group from Vietnam was represented by Nguyen Phuong Thao. The name of the representative of Data Networks could not be established as he left before the process was completed. Read the full article on Anatao here:

Source: Anatao 1 November 2016