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Axian Telecom’s Free au Sénégal secures 5G licence

By , Africa editor
27 Dec 2023
Hassanein Hiridjee, Axian Telecom chairman.
Hassanein Hiridjee, Axian Telecom chairman.

Axian Telecom, a pan-African group, has obtained a 5G licence for its mobile operator Free au Sénégal.

The telecom company, which owns 80% of Free in Senegal, announced the development last week, saying this underscores the company's dedication to fostering technological improvement throughout the country.

Individuals and organisations can benefit from the company's expertise in optical fibre connectivity, 4G mobile networks, and online money transfer solutions, said the company.

"As we embrace the power of 5G, we anticipate a transformative impact on industries, education, healthcare, and beyond," Axian ‘said of the latest development.

"We are excited about the positive impact 5G will have on communities, businesses, and Senegal's overall development. Let us work together to create a connected future."

In July of this year, Axian Telecom announced it had reached an agreement to acquire a further 40% interest in its joint venture operation in Senegal (Free in Senegal).

The pan-African telecom company announced the agreement at the time, saying after the transaction is completed, Axian Telecom will possess an 80% equity interest in Free in Senegal, allowing it to control and financially consolidate the operations.

Axian Telecom chairman Hassanein Hiridjee stated at the time, "This additional investment reflects our continued confidence in Senegal's thriving economy and expands our footprint in West African markets."

“We will continue to energise Senegal's telecoms ecosystem, focusing on introducing cutting-edge technology and delivering a better experience for individuals and businesses, in collaboration with the strong dedication of all our colleagues in Senegal."

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