Orange Tunisia is continuing to show itself as a viable mobile operator after five years on the local market the company announced it has attracted some three million users, positioning the operator as showing it can compete.
The announcement of solid growth comes after the company this week announced that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy devices are now available to all its users as well as potential new customers. That announcement is likely to spur interest in the company as more and more Tunisians are using their smartphone and other mobile devices to browse the Internet.
“From the start the operator aimed to give Tunisians access to the latest technological innovations, simplify communication, create jobs and commit, as a responsible operator, to put digital to the service of Tunisian society,” the company said in a statement.
“The company feels it has mainly achieved its objectives thanks to the products and services it offers,” the statement added.
Orange launched the first 3G network in 2010 in Tunisia, just ahead of the uprising that ousted its government in January 2011, and the network now covers 88 percent of the population.
“3G dongles, laptops and smartphones are increasingly bringing the Internet to people for the first time at prices adjusted to the local economy,” Orange argued.
The operator has around 1,200 employees and is responsible for the creation of over 4,500 jobs in Tunisia.