By Telecom Lead Team:
Equatorial Guinea has launched a new telecommunications company, GECOMSA
(Guinea Ecuatorial Comunicaciones Sociedad Anonima), to better serve the
rapidly developing country’s communications needs.
This is an effort by the government to
overcome the telecom sector’s limitations, which are currently operated by two
companies, GETESA and Hits.
During the launch of GECOMSA, Maria del Mar
Bindang Eneme, GECOMSA Director, stated that the telecommunications company’s
main goal is to improve and guarantee mobile telecommunications as well as
Internet services for its subscribers.
“GECOMSA is a great addition to
Equatorial Guinea’s telecommunications sector as we have experienced some
shortcomings. It will expand and improve our communications’ reach and take us
to a new level of telecommunications,” said President Obiang Nguema
GECOMSA, the third-largest mobile phone and
Internet company in Equatorial Guinea, is a joint venture between the government
of Equatorial Guinea, which has a 51 percent stake, and China, with 49 percent.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea
(Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in
Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. Equatorial Guinea is
now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of
West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union.