Togo to Award a 3rd Mobile Operator License Shortly


The government of Togo has authorised plans to award a third mobile operator license for the country. It is currently carrying out a feasibility study into how to carry out the process.

The Ministry partnered with the Banque Ouest Africaine de développement (BOAD), and although it is yet to publish a detailed schedule, the process should lead to a tender.

Currently the country has the two mobile networks -- the state owned Togo Cellulaire, and Moov which is majority owned by Etisalat.

According to our records, Orange was granted an operating license back in 2008, but its not clear what happened to that.

Togo is one of the smallest countries in West Africa, and its population of 6.5 million is spread over 56,600 square kilometers.