Glo Wins Telecoms Licence in Senegal and will land Glo One cable there


Nigerian mobile operator Globacom has won a licence to operate in Senegal. The latest licence was issued by the Government of Senegal on Monday and signed by the country's Ministers of Finance and Telecommunications.

A statement from the Office of Globacom's Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr said the licence would enable the telecommunications giant to offer world class telecommunications services to the government and people of Senegal.

The Senegalese licence will also allow Globacom to land its gigantic trans-Atlantic submarine cable, Glo 1, in the West African country with opportunities to extend the infrastructure to Mali. It will also give the telecoms giant the right to carry traffic for major operators, the government and wholesale customers.

With this development, the people of Senegal have been positioned to be part of the telecommunications revolution which Globacom is bringing to Africa.

Also, with the Senegalese licence, Glo will be able to provide international carrier services for the other telecoms operators in the country, Expresso and Tigo. The company which has gateway switches outside the continent is currently a major player in the global telecommunications industry.

Other countries where Globacom has operating licences are Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic and Cote d'Ivoire. The company started operations in Nigeria in August, 2003 and introduced revolutionary products and services that made telephony affordable and available to Nigerians.