Tunisia ICT Articles & Analysis

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The past two years have seen the Tunisian economy follow a gentle upward trajectory – one that falls short of the pace of expansion needed to reduce poverty and improve the revenue base, but that nonetheless exhibits a marked improvement over previous years.

Tunisie Digitale 2020, un plan stratégique quinquennal ciblant les technologies de l’information et de la télécommunication (TIC), vise à accroître considérablement le nombre d’emplois et les recettes dans le secteur.

 

Bolstered by a well-educated workforce, competitive costs, proximity to Europe and broadly good telecoms infrastructure, Tunisia has emerged as a regional centre for IT-related industries and export-oriented industries such as offshoring and business process outsourcing (BPO), though it is facing growing competition from nearby markets like...

 

What is the development scheme for the 4G network, and how will it impact the market?

 

Only six years after the launch of the country’s first 3G mobile data network, 2016 is set to see the launch of 4G long-term evolution mobile data networks in Tunisia. In March 2016 the results of a tender for licences to offer the new service, with each sold at a cost of TD155m (€71.1m), were announced: Ooredoo Tunisia came in first, with an...

 

With high bandwidth, coverage and network reliability, Tunisia has well-developed telecoms infrastructure, particularly by regional North African standards, though competition is low in some segments, leading to high prices for international calls. However, following the launch of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in 2015 and the...