At (A) 13:39 -0400 19/05/1997, Celine Anelone wrote (ecrivait):
>I am currently seeking information on the Ivory Coast and Togo
>1- What is the Spectrum used in this country for Cellular Telephony
>2- Is the concept of Unlicensed Spectrum valid in these countries
>3- What is the population Density in the major town
>4- What is the rule of thumb for traffic density for both wireline and
>Thank you for your help
Here is a piece of info about Cote d'Ivoire:
Paris, 17 June 1996, Alcatel Telecom has been awarded in Ivory Coast a
US$ 8 million supply contract for a GSM mobile communications network by
the Société Ivoirienne des Mobiles (SIM). SIM is a consortium composed
of France Cables et Radio (FCR), a subsidiary of France Telecom, and
COMAFRIQUE, a subsidiary of SIFCOM the largest private group in Ivory
Under this contract signed today in Paris, Alcatel will supply and
install a GSM mobile communication network in Greater Abidjan. Therefore
a mobile switching system and the relevant GSM base stations will be
deployed. The contract also includes microwave links to interconnect the
various base stations.
The network will be deployed during the second half of 1996 in Greater
Abidjan. This will enable SIM to build a network with an utlimate
capacity for several thousand subscribers.
This contract represents a major success in the Ivorian
telecommunication market, where Alcatel Telecom has been doing business
for more than 25 years and consolidates Alcatel Telecom's position in
Western Africa. GSM operators in seven African countries have already
chosen Alcatel Telecom's GSM systems.
The African Cellular Guide (http://www.cellular.co.za/africa-cellguide.htm)
is a quite interesting site about cellular networks in Africa. Only
provides general information though.
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