Since 1984, a programme has been implemented to modernize telecommunications. In July 1992, a law was promulgated to reorganize the sector ; as a result, two stand-alone entities were established in 1993: the Guinean Post Office (OPG) and the Telecommunication Company of Guinea (SOTELGUI). After a first phase, the capital of the 2nd Company was opened to private shareholding but the government however still owns 60% of the shares.
In accordance with the conditions of contract, SOTELGUI has developed basic telephony and public phone booths.
Although the capacity of the network is continuously improving, it falls far short of expectations in comparison with the growing demand to be satisfied.
In response to the present growing demand from private enterprises, cellular phones have gained a strong foothold in Conakry.