Overview of Mobile Network Operators

Gambia’s Telecom sector has grown at full throttle over recent decades.  This has resulted in a relatively high level of mobile penetration. The sector’s growth is characterized by a highly competitive market and a vibrant environment in which innovative products and services move very quickly to the marketplace.

There are four mobile network operators (MNOs) in The Gambian market: GAMCEL (State Owned), AFRICELL (foreign investor-owned), COMIUM (foreign investor-owned) and QCELL (owned by a Gambian). The total number of Active subscribers in the Gambia as of December 2020 is approximately 2.7 million subscribers. Africell the largest mobile Network operator secured 1.7 million customers of which approximately 62% are active subscribers. The subscriber base of QCell is 738,000 representing 28% of the market share while Gamcel and Comium compete closely for third place with each having an approximate market share of 5%.

Key Developments in the telecommunications sector:

  • Africell and QCell launches 4G LTE services
  • International gateway is fully liberalized
  • Legislation passed to create a new National ICT Agency.

Mobile Network Operators Licensee

MNO

Address

Email

Contact No.

Licensed Date

Total Subscriber

Gamcel

Mamdimajang Highway, Serekunda

awa.ceesay@gamcel.gm

+220 9986123

2001

125578

Africell

Kairaba Ave, Serekunda

hdiab@africell.gm

+220 7750065

2001

1671467

Comium

Kairaba Ave, Serekunda

ldrammeh@comium.gm

+220 6600500


2007

137599

Qcell

Kairaba Ave, Serekunda

ahamat.jah@qcell.gm

+220 3100113

2009


738388