3G Network to be deployed shortly in Tunisia

6 October 2009

Le ministre tunisien ministre des technologies de la communication a dévoilé lors d'une conférence à El Ghazala la mise en place d'un réseau mobile de 2ème et 3ème génération.

The Tunisian Minister of Communications Technologies has revealed at a conference at El Ghazala that a mobile network of the second and third generation is shortly to be established in the country.

A new telecommunications licence has in fact been awarded to the Divona Telecom-Orange consortium.

The aim is to establish a network for fixed, Internet, and mobile telecommunications which will be operational as from 2010.

3G intend to achieve speeds greater than 144 kbit/s, so paving the way for multimedia applications such as the transmission of video, video conferencing, or access to high performance Internet.

This new network should also make a contribution to economic development, favouring the appearance of new Internet services.

The Minister likewise reminded the conference of the Government’s desire to transform Tunisia into a regional focus for information and communications technologies.

He made particular reference to the efforts made in the deployment of the ADSL high performance Internet network, which now has three hundred thousand subscribers in Tunisia.<br/>

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