Type: Private
Industry: Telecommunications,Registry
Founded: 1989
Ownership: The Moroccan telecommunications group (2008)
Headquarters: Society of Mali's Telecommunications

BP: 740 Bamako, Mali

Country: Mali
Businesses: Malitel
Employees: 1001-5000
Revenue: MAD 17 million (2010),

MAD 112 million (March 2011)

Website: malitel
Facebook: Sotelma
LinkedIn: Sotelma
Key People
Aboubacar Cisse,Technical contact

Noureddine Boumzebra, Director General
Dioukamady Sissoko, Secretary General
Sidi Mohamed Naim, CFO
Sidi Ali Zacour, Sales Director
Gaoussou Maiga, Director Infrastructure
Jacques Bertha, Director Human Resources

Sotelma is Mali-based telecommunication company. It provides local, international and mobile telephone services as well as internet services.[1] It is the official ICANN accredited registrar for .ml domain names, which began giving away free domains through Freenom in 2013.[2][3] As a mobile operator Sotelma is the second largest in the area, ikatel being the first.[4] Sotelma has 70,000 GSM subscribers, 60,000 of which are pre-paid.[5]

The Moroccan telecommunications group bought 51% shares of Sotelma for 275 million euros in 2008.[6]

Second-level domains (Closed or Restricted Registration)

Registrations are at the third level beneath these names:

  • Internet providers
  • Associations (must show registration); international organizations permitted, but must be registered with the local administration
  • Local schools
  • Governmental organisations
  •[7]: Local press


Its privatization started in 2008 by the government of Mali. The shares are divided as:

  • 51% for The Moroccan telecommunications group.[8]
  • 20% retained by the government.
  • 10% for employees.
  • 19% sold by public offer.[9]


  1. malitel
  2. Mali Gives Away Its .ML Domain Names for Free, BusinessWire. Published 2013 April 7. Retrieved 2015 September 9.
  3. iana
  4. businessmoniter
  5. balancingact-africa
  6. globserver
  7. [1]Domaines
  8. cellular-news
  9. itu