For a smooth operation of Maouloud. The fact is that for this 117th Sonatel has increased the capacity of its networks, including mobile, in the cities of Tivaouane, Kaolack, Ndiassane and Thienaba, which protect most pilgrims, but also in all the country's premises that are likely to accommodate the believers.
To let the diaspora live live this amazing moment, Sonatel has made the organizing committees specialized high-speed links for broadcasting various online ceremonies.
In order to facilitate coordination with the members of the organizing committee, Sonatel also provided Illimlix packages so that they could easily communicate and coordinate action.
4G + at Tivaouane and Kaolack
Sonatel took advantage of this Gamou 2018 to install 14 new sites in the new 4G + network, including 10 in Tivaouane and 4 in Kaolack for even higher connection speeds.
To strengthen and improve the connection, 74 4G sites cover Tivaouane and Kaolack, including 14 with the new 4G + offering even higher speeds, enhanced by free WIFI terminals installed around major mosques and large beans.
Sonatel adjusts every edition of Gamou's capabilities of its various networks to the needs of pilgrims. In order to cope with the peak traffic generated by this major event and to meet Gamous coverage needs, the Sonatel 150 2G stations, 74 3G + stations for better communication flow, have been enhanced by the expansion of 4G on 74 stations for high speed mobile access.
In total, Sonatel has this year equipped a device with 509 mobile stations or BTS antennas, including 318 stations in the capital cities Tivaouane and Kaolack and 191 stations in other places as host pilgrims.
Significant efforts have been made by Sonatel to ensure a good quality of mobile service on the various roads. This will enable our customers to continue to live an unparalleled experience of the Orange Network on Gamou Road:
– 12 stations on the road to Tivaouane
– 06 Stations on the way to Kaolack
This corresponds to an increase of 4G capacity of 223% in Tivaouane and 280% in Kaolack compared to the previous edition compared to the latest issue and 51% in Tivaouane and 15% in Kaolack on 3G. This allows pilgrims to experience a new mobile experience.
On the fixed network, additional maintenance arrangements were made to ensure a good distribution of traffic on our equipment and avoid saturation during peak hours.
Specialized Internet links for sending live events
Sonatel has also made available to the organizing committee's specialized Internet links (LS) and ADSL access for Gamou live broadcast and related events on the Internet.
To facilitate access to the Internet under Gamou de Tivaouane, Kaolack and Ndiassane, a network of 60 access points distributed on 17 "free wifi" zones is distributed in some main places that receive worshipers. This gives a capacity of 15,000 users per hour.
Enhanced Citizens Commitment And deaf Sunu Gox at Tivaouane
This year, Sonatel renews its citizenship engagement through its "ndnd defar sunu gox" project, rolled out in Tivaouane for the third consecutive year. Hundreds of cleaning tools intended for the large toilet in the holy city before, during and after Maouloud.
14,000 household appliances for pilgrim's well-being
Other amenities like carpets, kettles, cafes, pots and dishes are also offered by Sonatel to help the proper care of pilgrims. These are thousands of household appliances that will be made available for a better reception of the guests.
Kirene water distribution: 80,000 bottles
On the social front, Sonatel, together with his partner Kirène, has renewed its water distribution measures by increasing the quota available at the reception for pilgrims and religious families of 80,000 Kirene water bottles. 20,000 bottles of 1.5 liters and 60,000 bottles of 0.5 liters.
Thousands of meals spread on pilgrims in Tivaouane and Kaolack
As part of its citizen actions, Sonatel has also initiated a measure called "BERNDEL AK ORANGE" in connection with sanitation activities (Operation Set-Set) implemented by the organizing committees. Thus, more than 3,000 meals are distributed in this context (lunches and dinners), in Tivaouane and Kaolack, on the doorstep of Gamou.
A digital city deployed and 4G chips are offered free of charge
The digital village where customers can be taken care of while discovering a digital world is being deployed again. Also, the deployment of tents in the Holy City and renewal of operating hours for the local Orange Agency will be renewed until 22H; even for the weekend before Gamou.
To allow qualified customers (with compatible phones) to surf 1st Senegal's 4G network, Orange, offers them free 4G chips. They will also be able to communicate peacefully with their loved ones thanks to 3G + trays.
Press area for accredited journalists and live broadcast of Maouloud on the internet
To facilitate Maouloud's, Sonatel's media coverage, in collaboration with the organizing committee, renews its traditional press room for journalists, including special envoys, for media coverage at Tivaouane.
Sonatel's press area has been a meeting place in Maouloud for 16 years. It will be equipped with computers that are permanently connected to the Internet, landlines, network printers and wifi networks to allow laptops to connect directly, which increases the availability of workstations. installed.
Orange money, Pilgrim's Kalpé: Hundred kiosks deployed to strengthen the vicinity
Sonatel renewed a special unit this year to facilitate financial exchanges under Maouloud. Thanks to Orange Money, every pilgrimer has the opportunity to secure his money during his trip to Tivaouane or Kaolack and his stay in host cities.
Given that the trip is not easy during the period, Sonatel has implemented several devices throughout the city to increase proximity with users and facilitate their deposit, withdrawal or transfer of funds. This means that hundreds of kiosks are distributed, leading to permanent jobs and recruitment of more than 150 young people from Tivaouane and Kaolack who will travel in these cities.
In the same perspective, Sonatel allows pilgrims to make their deposits and withdrawals in Kalpé without traveling by calling 33 824 39 39.
Through all these units, the Sonatel Group confirms its willingness to participate in the success of the great Maouloud in Tivaouane, Kaolack, Ndiassane, Thiénaba and the other towns that celebrate Gamou.