Mali Seeks Bids for 3rd Telecommunications License, L’Essor Says


Mali’s government is inviting bids for a third telecommunications license and is expected to make a decision within two months, state-owned L’Essor newspaper reported, without saying where it got the information.

Submissions will be allowed from Sept. 19 to Oct. 11, with the handing over of bid documents set for Nov. 14, according to the newspaper. The payment of license charges is expected to be completed by the end of November, L’Essor said.
Orange and the former incumbent Sotelma-Malitel are the two incumbent operators in the African nation, the newspaper reported.