MTN to deploy 3G in Ivory Coast and Benin

MTN wins 3G licence in Ivory Coast and universal licence in Benin
MTN plans to deploy mobile broadband networks in Ivory Coast and Benin.
MTN plans to deploy mobile broadband networks in Ivory Coast and Benin.

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South African telecom operator MTN Group is planning to deploy mobile broadband networks in Cote d’Ivoire and Benin after gaining licences in both countries.

Bruno Koné, Icory Coast’s minister of post and ICT, told MTN that it was awarding the 3G licence to the telco last Thursday at MTN’s offices in Abidjan.

Wim Vanhelleputte, CEO, MTN Cote d’Ivoire, said that the telco had already identified about 30% of subscribers who would be the first to experience 3G services.

Meanwhile, in Benin, the government granted MTN a universal licence which allows the company to provide mobile telecommunication services using any technology within the defined agreed frequency range without additional fees. This includes 3G, 4G, LTE, Wimax, Wi-Fi outdoor as well as the use of VoIP.

Eric Tronel, CEO, MTN Benin, said that MTN was the “first and only” operator in Benin with a licence to use wireless technologies such as 3G, LTE and WiMAX.

“This presents a great opportunity to improve business communication solutions and other services to our customers, both in the consumer and corporate sectors,” he said.

MTN Group operates in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa.

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