Globacom gets Mobile Licence in Gambia and will build landing station

Barely four months after it was awarded an operating licence in Senegal, Globacom has received another license that will enable it to operate in The Gambia. Globacom in a statement made available to ThisDay disclosed that the latest licence approval was presented to the company in Banjul, Gambia, on Monday by the Secretary General of the Government of the country Dr. Njogou Bah. Globacom also disclosed that the Gambian licence is the sixth the company has so far won in Africa. It now has operating licenses in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic and Cote d'Ivoire. The company started operations in Nigeria in August, 2003, and in Benin in June 2008. It has also concluded plans to roll out services in Ghana. The statement disclosed that the country's Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Alhaji A. Cham and his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Hon. Momodou Tangara were in attendance at the presentation of the approval. The licence will also allow Globacom to land its submarine cable, Glo 1, in the West African country with opportunities to extend the infrastructure to neighbouring countries. It also gives the company the right to carry traffic for major operators, the government and wholesale customers in Gambia.