Historic Operator:

1879 Senegal received a postal structure inspired by the French Postal Services.

1960 Establishment of the Office des Postes et Télécommunication

1985 july 23: The Office des Postes et Telecommunications
is divided into Telecom and Postal Services

1985 Foundation of Sonatel
following a merger of the Senegal PTT (Office des Postes et Télécommunications OPT)
and Télésénégal (handling international calls from Senegal).
The merger was initiated by Alassane Dialy Ndiaye.

Senegal was a state owned Telecom Operator.

1997 Sonatel is privatised,
France Telecom acquires 42.33% of the company.

1998 Sonatel is introduced to the BRVM Stock Exchange
with 10.000 new individual shareholders.

2006 Sonatel uses the Orange brand


Sonatel is the historic Senegal Telco
operating fixed and mobil phone lines
as well as Internet connections and television.

Video about 30 years of Sonatel history

With the arrial of GSM
new operators appeared in the country

Mobile Telecom Companies

Orange Senegal
Orange.sn is a company by Sonatel Mobile and Orange (France Telecom)
Besides Senegal and France
Orange is present in many other countries
mostly in Africa and Europe.

Tigo by Sentel GSM
Tigo Senegal is owned by MIC (Millicom International Cellular) and a Senegal Investor

Expresso Telecom.sn
Expresso (Sudatel) +221 30 100 0000
Expresso is a division
of the Expresso Telecom Group
based in Dubai.
2007 nov 2 Expresso acquired a Telecom license
2009 jan 12 launch of Expresso in Senegal

Market Regulation

The Senegal Telecom market
is regulated by
Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et des Postes (ARTP)

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