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The Société Nationale des Télécommunications (Sonatel) is the largest telecommunications services operator in Senegal. It was founded in 1985 and listed on the West African stock market BRVM in 1998. Today, Sonatel is the largest company by market capitalisation listed on the BRVM. It provides telecommunications services in four West African nations, with 36 million customers in 2020.

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#64 /150
Total score
36.5 /100
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Dakar, Senegal
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Ownership structure
27% government owned, 42% owned by Orange, 8% owned by employees and 23% publicly listed
Fiscal year
Ends 31 December
Group revenue
US$2,095 million (FY2020)
Group employees
4,500 (FY2020)

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