Fixed wireless for Côte d'Ivoire Télécom

6 Feb 2007

Côte d’Ivoire Télécom has launched a CDMA-based fixed wireless network to allow it to extend its reach to underserved areas. The new system will also boost the quality and capacity of its networks in regions already covered by its copper wire PSTN. Services are available to both residential and business users, with the first phase of the rollout covering the communities of Cocody, Yopougon, Treichville and Marcory. Both pre-paid and post-paid services are on offer. Initial connection fees range from XOF10,000 (USD19.78) for the post-paid option to XOF15,000 (USD29.67) for the pre-paid service. Monthly subscriptions begin at XOF7,080 (USD14.00). Users must also buy a compatible handset, prices for which start at XOF55,000 (USD108.77). Côte d’Ivoire Télécom, part-owned by France Télécom, is the country’s sole wireline operator and had 244,000 subscribers at the end of 2005 (latest available figure).

Côte d'Ivoire, Cote d'Ivoire Telecom (CI-Telecom)