Tunisiana Granted 3G and Landline Licenses
Published on: 28th Mar 2012
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Tunisia based mobile network, Tunisiana has been awarded both a 3G license and a landline operator license by the Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies.
Tunisiana is the country's largest mobile network by subscribers but unlike its rivals was not able to offer landline or mobile broadband services.
Rival networks, Orange and Tunisie Telecom both have 3G licenses already.
"The granting of this license will reduce the digital divide, by improving coverage of telecommunication services and access to these services," said Mongi Marzoug, Minister of Communication Technologies.
Tunisiana has also signed an agreement with Huawei to deploy a 3G network in the internal regions within the country.
The government owns 25% of Tunisiana, which was seized from the former ruling family. The remainder is owned by Wataniya Telecom.