Tunisia: Technical launch of a 3G network

10 February 2010

A 2G/3G mobile communications network has just been launched in Tunisia by network operators Orange.

A ceremony and press conference were held on Thursday 4 February 2010 to mark the occasion, in the presence in particular of Mr. Mohamed Naceur Ammar, Minister of Communication Technologies.

The 3G network is the latest generation network in the mobile phone sector. It allows in particular for videophone calls to be made, access to rapid Internet, and national television channels to be received on suitably equipped mobiles.

For the moment this involves a technical launch, and the 3G service should be available to users very rapidly.

Tunisia is emerging as the leader in the IT sector in Africa, an example which Gabon’s Minister of Communications Laure Olga Gondjout has declared she is keen to follow. She also announced this week the creation of a national information technology and communications agency for the promotion of IT, as the AGP press agency reports.

Categories: ICT

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