MTN to launch 3G in Ivory Coast

New network is due to start operating in the capital of Abidjan
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.

Editor's Choice

The robots are coming: Impact of AI on executive search
As the technology industry’s elite struggle to agree on the potential impact of AI and a raft of people queuing up to advise on the potential disruption it will cause, this article by John Curtis-Oliver, Partner at Boyden studies the potential impact on the executive hiring and the executive search industry.
Saudi Football changes pitch from MBC to STC
The news comes just a few days after the release of Saudi businessman Waleed al-Ibrahim, who has management control of MBC. Reuters reports senior Saudi officials saying that Ibrahim agreed to an “undisclosed settlement after admitting to unspecified violations”.
HetNets: paving the way for “ultraband” age
Over time, telecom operators will provide consumers with a “universal connectivity” service (to rule them all), incorporating Wi-Fi and mobile broadband as a single resource, in an “always best connected” mode, leading to an ultraband connectivity service.

Don't Miss a Story

You may also like

FTA Channel enters new phase in video delivery with SES and MX1
The non-linear distribution service provided through SES's wholly owned subsidiary, MX1, will be the first of its kind in Equatorial Guinea.
9500 RTA taxis in Dubai to get free WiFi by Ramadan 2018
Blackwire deployed KiFi for 7500 TransAD taxis in Abu Dhabi last year and is partnering with SAPO in Japan to help Tokyo become Olympic Games ready
Software AG gets a new CEO
Currently serving as GM global revenue of IBM Watson IoT at Munich, Sanjay Brahmawar has an international and multicultural background with experience in Germany, England, Holland, Belgium, Finland and India.
du launches new loyalty programme for select customers
du Concierge is a bespoke loyalty programme developed by du in partnership with Peacock Concierge for a selected number of clients