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The Gambia experiences an increased take-up of mobile money solutions. The Gambia’s telecom market has been dominated by incumbent Gamtel that retains the monopoly on the fixed line telephony services. Usually, four mobile networks are operating. Here, the market leader in the Africell, with 62% share of the subscribers as of 2016 November while the Comium, as well as the Qcell, get to compete closely for the second as well as third place. The Gamtel’s mobile unit by the name Gamcel is by far smallest operator with close to 10% share. The mobile penetration has been well above African average; itself is a statement to the poor condition of fixed-line infrastructure and lack of the availability of the fixed services in the rural areas of the country.

Despite incumbent having a relatively developed national fiber backbone networks, a low fixed-line penetration hindering the internet usage. Here, there are three licensed ISPs, that are small operators serving the local areas and hence the competition is very minimal. The launch of the second 3G mobile broadband services in early 2012 was able to bring competition to the internet sector has also been served by the WiMAX, EV-DO, and DSL wireless broadband.

Landing of first international submarine fiber optic cable in the country in the year 2011, followed by the second one more recently, goes on and dramatically increases the internet bandwidth and also reduced the cost of the internet services for the end-users. Some of the companies which have been mentioned in this report include Airstrip, Gambia Telecommunications (Gamtel), Comium, Globacom, GamNet, Africell, QCell, Thuraya and QuantumNet.

Some of the key developments in this report include:
- Report update does include the Gamtel financial data, the Africell subscribers updates to November of 2016.
- Qcell was able to launch the Qodoo Mobile money service.
- Progressing political chaos and this is following the 2016 election.
- The Gamtel reports a decline in revenue.
- The Gamtel contracts the Huawei for the fiber backbone project.
- Netpage opened the Gambia’s debut commercial LTE based broadband service.
- Mobile penetration has broached 150%.
- The International Network Management Center launched, facilitating the traffic on the Ace cable.
- Africell gets to contract Aleppo for the data solutions.

Here are some of the estimated market penetration rate in the Gambia’s telecoms sector for the year 2016:

- The Mobile Sim- 154%.
- The Internet users-16.9%
- Fixed lien telephony-2.2%
- The penetration of the telecom services: Penetration.

List of all internet access services registered in our base

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* Name Download Upload Type Price USD
TS2 SPACE VSAT Satellite Services 100 Mbit/s 100 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
TS2 SPACE NSS -12/Arabsat 5C satellite Internet 0.5-10 Mbit/s 0.25-1 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $335 to 25 206
TS2 SPACE SES4 - Internet over Africa, Europe and Americas 0.5-2 Mbit/s 128-512 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $165 to 1 827,50
TS2 SPACE T11N iDirect Evolution service for Africa 0.13-2 Mbit/s 0.06-1 Mbit/s various $130 to 7 490
Quantis Limited packages 2-20 Mbit/s 2 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
Businesscom Networks Businesscomm’s Dedicated Network 10 Mbit/s 10 Mbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
Juch-Tech Inc. C-Band Packages 0.5-2 Mbit/s 128-512 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $120 to 4 800
Juch-Tech Inc. Ku-Band Packages Residential, Small Business, Large Business, Enterprise Business 0.5-2 Mbit/s 128-512 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $110 to 4 400
Africell 3G Bundles by Africell 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $price on request
Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd. 3G Express 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $3,70 to 75
Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd. 3G Jamano Data Always 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Home Internet $30
Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd. 3G Naffa 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $3,70 to 75
Businesscom Networks BusinessCom VSAT 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
Comium Gambia Co. Ltd. Comium Postpaid Mobie Internet 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $0,25
Comium Gambia Co. Ltd. Comium Prepaid Mobie Internet 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $0,50
Gamtel (Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd.) Gamtel ADSL 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s DSL, ADSL, SDSL, VDSL $price on request
Gamtel (Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd.) Gamtel Goes 3G 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Mobile broadband $price on request
Gamtel (Gambia Telecommunications Company Ltd.) New IP-MPLS /VPN Services 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Business Internet $price on request
OneWeb OneWeb Broadband Satellite 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
OneWeb OneWeb Broadband Satellite 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
SpaceX SpaceX Broadband Satellite 512 kbit/s 128 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
TS2 SPACE Mobile Satellite Broadband BGAN 32-492 kbit/s 32-492 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $2,91
TS2 SPACE Thuraya IP 444 kbit/s 384 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $2,76
TS2 SPACE Thuraya IP 444 kbit/s 384 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $2,76
Businesscom Networks Satellite Internet Access by Businesscom 64 kbit/s 64 kbit/s Satellite & VSAT $price on request
TS2 SPACE Internet connections over Thuraya XT 60 kbit/s 15 kbit/s Dial-up access $1,74
TS2 SPACE Internet connections over Iridium phone 9 kbit/s 9 kbit/s Dial-up access $0,85
TS2 SPACE Internet connections over Isatphone PRO 2 kbit/s 2 kbit/s Dial-up access $0,86



Last Inquiries from Gambia

Satellite Broadband
I am looking for a entry level Juch-Tech Broadband Satellite solution for private/domestic use in the Gambia. The following information is required 1. Cost of equipment Antenna,IDU,ODU router cables etc. 2. Shipping cost of equipment to The Gambia. 3. Initial setup charge 4. Monthly on going subscription Regards Garry 4. Availability of local Installer/Support
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looking for a good isp
hi this is vino from gambia looking for a good Businesscomm’s Dedicated Network isp with unlimited or limited connection for over 10 locations pls contact us thanks
Download speed and price
Hi. I saw your ad on internet. I'm using 4G in Gambia but its not working properly. Despite l bought the Package upto 2 Mps , its almost imposible to catch that speed. I can't watch tv on internet. Can U give me information about installation and usage Prices for data. I am looking forward to getting answer via E-mail from U. Thanks.
satellite broadband for streaming and CCTV
Want to know which VSAT Satellite Services is best for Gambia ka/C/ku looking for 5 to 10 mbps download speed but enough upload speed and bandwidth for 4 CCTV camera's to be reviewed back in the UK. Can purchase hardware separately
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SES4 - Internet over Africa, Europe and Americas FULL SET SAT + MODEM + SUSCRIPTION
Internet Services
What are the requirments and yearly fees to enable on be provided the internet servises? Any special equipments required for installation? How are payments made; How is installation done?
Home Internet
Dear Sir/Madam, May I please ask for the all-inclusive price of the Gambia Telecommunications - 3G Jamano Data Always installation? I will be moving to Gambia (Banjul area) on Aug 1 and would like to apply for home internet for 1 year. Please advise
looking for a satellite provider to do business with.
I am looking for a entry level Juch-Tech Broadband Satellite solution for private/domestic use in the Gambia. The following information is required 1. Cost of equipment Antenna,IDU,ODU router cables etc. 2. Shipping cost of equipment to The Gambia. 3. Initial setup charge 4. Monthly on going subscription Regards Garry 4. Availability of local Installer/Support
adsl
Would like to have adsl through Gamtel or other company. Please advice on contact info prives.
Connectivity to The Gambia
Hi I would like to know how much per month for TS2 SPACE 100mb upload and download for connection in The Gambia. Am i also permitted to re-sell the connection? Thank you

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