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DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Gambia – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Gambia’s telecom market is technically competitive, given that there are four network operators offering services. However, Africell Gambia is by far the dominant player. The others include Gamcel, which in 2019 sought a government bailout to avoid having to close down operations. Revenue was insufficient to allow for investment in network infrastructure and technologies, and as a result its services were limited to voice and basic data.

The network reach was also restricted to the main towns, and where it was available customers experienced serious network congestion. As a result, the company lost market share steadily, with the number of subscribers having fallen 81% in the three years to be beginning of 2021.

Comium has also suffered subscriber losses in recent years, again the result of inadequate network reach and capabilities. The company has similarly faced financial difficulties: having failed to pay fees and taxes owed, the government in October 2021 temporarily suspended its licence. The company was saved by an outside investment, which enabled it to pay a part of its debt. Nevertheless, its position in the market remains precarious.

The other operator QCell has fared better, and has seen its market share increase steadily. The company’s licence was the first in the country to include 3G services.

Recently, the government licensed the locally-owned company Giraffe Telecom to provide mobile services. No services have been set up yet, since no spectrum has yet been allocated to it. This spectrum is likely to be secured from concessions already made to the other MNOs, but which are underused.

The Gambia – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses report includes all relevant research data and analysis. Covering trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, infrastructure and regulation.

Key Topics Covered:

Key statistics

Regional Africa Market Comparison

  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI vs GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration

Country overview

Telecommunications market

  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authorities
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market

  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies

Digital economy

  • e-government
  • Tele-education

Fixed network operator

  • Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • International infrastructure

Companies Mentioned

  • Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel)
  • Gamcel
  • Africell
  • Comium
  • QCell
  • Globacom
  • Thuraya
  • GamNet
  • QuantumNet
  • Netpage
  • Airtip

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