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Orange renews its operating license

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Orange renews its operating license

First global license in Madagascar

Frédéric Debord, CEO of Orange Madagascar, announces the renewal of its operator license in Madagascar for a further 15 years. This makes the company the first operator to obtain a global license in the country.

The renewal of Orange’s license demonstrates the company’s determination to expand and continue to invest heavily in the development of the country. This move follows the normal procedures with the Autorité de Régulation des Technologies de Communication (ARTEC).

With revenues of 43.5 billion EUR, Orange plans to double its network coverage to reach around 90 % of the population by the end of 2024. At the same time, the company aims to facilitate access to its services by allowing Orange Money accounts to be opened with the SIM card of any operator in Madagascar.

In doing so, Orange will take advantage of the opportunities arising from the acquisition of this global license in December 2023, worth 30 million EUR. This will allow Orange to provide its services through various media, including radio, fiber, and satellite.

As a reminder, in January 2023, Orange Madagascar signed a ten-year agreement with the Canadian telecommunications infrastructure provider NuRAN Wireless. This collaboration aims to extend coverage in rural areas through the deployment of 500 2G and 3G sites.

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