MTN is launching 3G services in Ivory Coast. MTN is launching 3G services in Ivory Coast.

MTN is set to launch 3G services in Ivory Coast. The new network is due to start operating in the capital of Abidjan, according to a report from Agence Ecofin.

The telco will then extend mobile broadband services to the country’s top ten cities through 2013, the report added.

MTN Cote d’Ivoire paid about $11.9 million for its 3G licence, which was awarded by L’Agence des Telecommunications de Cote d’Ivoire (ATCI) in March 2012.

The report added that the telco is confident that it can attract between 100,000 and 200,000 new subscribers a day.
MTN’s main rival in Ivory Coast, Orange Cote d’Ivoire, launched 3G services in April 2012.