Mauritius Telecom and Telecom Malagasy (Telma) of Madagascar have applied to acquire the second telecoms licence on Comoros, according to Agence Ecofin.
The Autorite Nationale de Regulation des TIC (ANRTIC) revealed that a 15-year licence to provide wholesale and retail electronic communication services in Comoros was made available earlier this year, and will permit the holder to utilise 2G and 3G technology.
Applicants were required to have at least one million subscribers to their existing fixed or mobile services, and be in possession of at least $20 million in funding. Applications must be submitted before 25 June 2015. The winner of the tender is expected to be announced in September this year.