Tunisiana Launches 3G Network
Tunisia based mobile network, Tunisiana has launched its 3G network. With launch coverage extending to 48 percent of the population, Tunisiana will offer 3G services in the regions of Tunis, Sfax, Sousse, Djerba, Cap Bon, Hammamet and Nabeul.
The rollout will soon be extended to cover 71 percent of the population by the end of the year, with 87 percent coverage planned for early 2013.
Tunisiana’s license allows the company to deploy an HSPA+ network on both 900Mhz and 2100Mhz bands, providing for deeper indoor coverage for customers and high definition voice quality. Tunisiana is owned by Qatar Telecom.
Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO of the Qtel Group, commented: “The Tunisiana team really did something exceptional in bringing 3G services to its customers only three months after receiving the license and just in time for the holy month of Ramadan. By giving faster internet access to more Tunisians at competitive prices, they are helping to fulfill two of our Group’s highest priorities: providing superior customer experience and offering the best broadband service possible. We are proud of their achievement.”