Telecel Faso launches LTE-A in Burkina Faso

Telecel Faso launches LTE-A in Burkina Faso

Telecel Faso announced the launch of 4G+ (LTE-A) mobile services which deliver download speeds of 100Mbps and upload speeds of 20Mbps, as the operator moved to match rival offerings in Burkina Faso.

TeleGeography’s Commsupdate reported, the locations to see the upgrade are: Beregadougou, Banfora, Bobo-Dioulasso, Hounde, Kaya, Kokologho, Kombissiri, Koubri, Koudougou, Loumbila, Manga, Ouagadougou, Saaba, Tanghin-Dassouri, Tenkodogo and Ziniare.

Rivals Orange and Onatel launched LTE-A services in January and March 2019 respectively, reported Commsupdate.

Telecel Faso CEO Dimitri Ouedraogo said: “The company has taken the time necessary to build a network that is robust, secure, and extremely reliable to offer the best possible experience of very high-speed broadband to the population. In terms of connectivity, in terms of cost, we’re going to make a difference.”

At the launch ceremony, Hadja Ouattara, minister of development of the digital economy and posts, said the launch marks the end of the ‘process of awarding technology-neutral licenses to operators for 15 years; a process that began at the end of 2017’.


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