MTN Guinea Obtains 3G License
Wireless operator MTN Guinea (Areeba) has announced that it is now authorized to provide 3G services in the country after signing a Convention de Concession de Licenses with telecoms regulator L’Autorite de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications (ARPT) on 16 August 2013. According to the company’s press release, the license will provide MTN Guinea with an ‘opportunity to have a greater number of sites covered by March 2014’.
In December 2011 MTN’s rival Orange Guinea launched the country’s first 3G network based on W-CDMA/HSPA technology in the capital Conakry. In February 2012 Cellcom Guinea followed suit by deploying its own W-CDMA-based network, also in Conakry.