Moroccan operator Medi Telecom (Meditel), an affiliate of French telecoms giant Orange Group, has earmarked investment of MAD4 billion (USD481.5 million) for the upgrade of its 3G network in 2014, African news agency Agence Ecofin reports. According to the article, Meditel will boost its telecoms infrastructure by deploying a single radio access network (RAN) infrastructure in order to transmit its 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. Meditel revealed that 3G-enabled sites have already been built in Taroudant and Essaouira, with additional base transceiver stations (BTS) planned in Marrakech, Tangier and Casablanca. Hicham Kerrouch, Meditel’s director of strategy, also said that ‘there is still significant potential for development [of] 3G’.
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