After signing its 4G licence deal on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, Expresso Senegal seems to have the wind in its tails, hoping for the best to compete with full force in a market largely dominated by Orange.

The signing, which took place in the capital Dakar, is the culmination of several months of negotiations that saw the regulator grant the Sudatel subsidiary the licence in February this year.

The move comes barely thirty-seven days after the appointment of a new MD. Hani Osman El Hassan took up the position on 5 April 2021.

Expresso, which is Senegal’s third-largest mobile operator, currently holds 18.96% of the country’s market share.

Though Senegal has constantly delayed the introduction and trials of 5G, its telecom market appears to have grown exponentially in the past years, with the number of mobile subscribers having increased 5.7% in the year to March 2020. 

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