Mauritania: Chinguitel launches a new GSM/UMTS network
17 May 2011
Monday 11 May 2011: The telephone operator Chinguitel has now officially launched the "Mauritani" GSM/UMTS-standard network in Mauritania.
This enables users to access new services such as high-speed Internet, MMS messaging and video calls on their cell phones, by exploiting a broader frequency band to transmit more data and thus obtain a higher speed.
The unique feature of Mauritani lies in the fact that the chip for this network can be used in all GSM phones.
"The large volume of investment agreed by Chinguitel to install the new Mauritani network confirms the interdependence between investment and stability", said the managers of Chinguitel in a press release reported by the Agence Nouakchott d'Informations.
The operator also pointed out that since it started operations in 2007, it has provided national coverage through the use of a third-generation CDMA 2000 network which goes by the name of Zaki.