Ivorian internet service provider (ISP) YooMee Cote d’Ivoire has signed up 4,000 customers for its fixed-wireless Time Division-Long Term Evolution (TD-LTE) service, Balancing Act Africa reports, citing an interview with CEO Yann Le Guen. The chief executive confirmed that YooMee’s network currently covers around 80% of Abidjan’s five million-plus inhabitants. In addition, Le Guen noted that the company launched a business-to-business (B2B) leased line service in Abidjan at the start of the year, using microwave-based equipment.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Swiss-owned YooMee Africa activated the 2300MHz TD-LTE network in Abidjan in April 2014, referring to the deployment as ‘West Africa’s first TD-LTE network’. The Ivorian network was rolled out by French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent.