Tunisia received yet another boost to its mobile and telecom sector after Orange Tunisia announced that it has officially launched 2G and 3G services in three new towns in the North African country.
The company said the new services are now available in Makther, Jbel el-Ouset and Bir Mcherga as the operator hopes to continue to push into rural interior parts of the country.
The operator says it now offers “the country’s biggest coverage, at 84 percent of the population.”
According to telecom regulator INT, the company was said “to provide the best 3G network quality in September 2012, based on 10 criteria.”
Its products include a 3G dongle, Flybox home Internet gateway with Wi-Fi, 3G phones from HTC, Apple and other manufacturers, mobile streaming HDTV, videocalling and BlackBerry 3G for professionals, the regulator said.
Tunisia continues to focus on its telecom sector as it recovers from a revolution that ousted the former government in January 2011.