Meditel covers 100% of Marrakesh with 3G

30 Apr 2014

Moroccan operator Medi Telecom (Meditel), an affiliate of French telecoms giant Orange Group, has revealed that the footprint of its 3G network has been extended to cover 100% of Marrakesh, the fourth largest city in the country. Local newspaper L’economiste reports that the company has upgraded a total of 138 base transceiver stations (BTS) in the city, with a further 34 planned for upgrade in 2014; Meditel is currently replacing telecoms equipment in Rabat and Casablanca. The overhaul forms part of Meditel’s equipment renewal programme, which was launched in 2013.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the company has earmarked investment of MAD4 billion (USD481.5 million) for the renewal of its 3G network during 2014; Meditel is boosting its telecoms infrastructure by deploying single radio access network (RAN) infrastructure which will allow it to transmit 2G and 3G services over a single platform. Further, the company expects that once the upgrade is completed (by 2015), its 3G coverage will reach 99% of the country.

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