Maroc Telecom eyes Warid Cote d'Ivoire licence - report

Saturday 2 February 2013 | 18:46 CET | News
Vivendi-backed Maroc Telecom is considering buying a mobile licence in Cote d'Ivoire owned but never used by Warid Telecom, Jeune Afrique reports. The Cote d'Ivoire mobile market is dominated by MTN and Orange. Warid's Cote d'Ivoire concession, in which a prince of Abu Dhabi holds a majority share, reportedly never got off the ground because of disagreements between the venture's Ivoirian and Pakistani members. Warid Telecom sacked all staff and shut its doors in July 2011, after having invested around XOF 40 billion. Jeune Afrique speculates that this may be a way for Maroc Telecom to add

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Maroc Telecom / Vivendi / Warid / Warid Telecom
Countries: Cote d'Ivoire
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Gabon Telecom appoints new CEO

Published 18 Feb 2015 11:01 CET | Gabon
Maroc Telecom subsidiary Gabon Telecom has appointed Abdelhalim Kounanto take over as CEO from Lhoussaine Oussalah, who has ...

France asks Vivendi to delay Maroc Telecom sale - report

Published 11 Feb 2013 09:11 CET | Morocco
French president Francois Hollande is said to have asked Vivendi to delay the process of selling its 53 percent stake in Maroc ...

Maroc Telecom to invest MAD 10.09 bln in broadband roll-out

Published 17 Jan 2013 12:41 CET | Morocco
Maroc Telecom will invest MAD 10.09 billion to upgrade Morocco's broadband network, it said in a filing to the French stock ...

Onatel workers protest against management issues

Published 19 Dec 2012 11:39 CET | Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso operator Onatel's workers took to the streets with signs denouncing parent company Maroc Telecom and issued a ...

Cote d'Ivoire watchdog says 16.17 mln register SIM cards

Published 10 Dec 2012 12:58 CET | Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire's telecoms regulator, L'Agence des Telecommunications de Cote d'Ivoire (ATCI), has announced that a total of 16.17 ...

MTN Cote d'Ivoire plans to launch 3G within weeks

Published 10 Dec 2012 10:26 CET | Cote d'Ivoire
Mobile operator MTN Cote d'Ivoire plans to launch 3G services in Abidjan and the country's 10 main cities within a few weeks, ...

France Telecom CEO expresses interest in Maroc Telecom

Published 05 Dec 2012 11:31 CET | Morocco
An acquisition of Vivendi unit Maroc Telecom by France Telecom could be "strategically interesting", France Telecom CEO Stephane ...

Morocco eyes foreign investors for stake in Maroc Telecom

Published 28 Nov 2012 11:02 CET | Morocco
Morocco is hoping investors from Qatar or Europe will take a stake in Maroc Telecom if Vivendi follows through on reported ...

Cote d'Ivoire announces fibre backbone project

Published 16 Jul 2012 11:51 CET | Cote d'Ivoire
The government of Cote d'Ivoire has announced plans to deploy an approximately 6,700 km fibre backbone connecting every ...

Orange Cote d'Ivoire launches schools broadband project

Published 11 Jun 2012 12:02 CET | Cote d'Ivoire
Orange Cote d'Ivoire has launched a broadband project for schools in partnership with banking group SGBCI and IT equipment ...

Glo eyes Aircom to enter Ivory Coast market - report

Published 21 Sep 2009 09:06 CET | Cote d'Ivoire
Nigeria's operator Globacom has its eyes on Aircom, a GSM licensee in Cote d'Ivoire in a bid to enter the country's mobile ...

Warid looks for additional spectrum for Cote d'Ivoire launch

Published 16 Mar 2009 11:03 CET | Cote d'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire's newest mobile operator Warid Telecom has paid for a GSM licence in the west African country but does not have ...