Orange switches on LTE network in Guinea-Bissau

4 Jan 2016

Orange Bissau, a subsidiary of Senegal-based Sonatel which is 40%-owned by French powerhouse Orange Group, switched on its 4G LTE network on 23 December 2015, initially serving the capital Bissau, but with plans to extend coverage to other cities and remote locations in future. The commercial launch was facilitated by the earlier purchase of a joint 3G/4G licence from the government at a cost of XOF2 billion (USD3.33 million). Orange Bissau is the first Sonatel subsidiary to inaugurate 4G commercially, although the group hopes to launch in Senegal ‘soon’ following an announcement by the local regulator last month that it wants 4G to be a reality in Senegal in 1Q16.

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