Etisalat obtains mobile services licence in Benin

10 June 2013 |


Etisalat has been awarded a permit for the launch of mobile services on 2G, 3G and 4G networks in Benin, West Africa.

The licence award is expected to allow Etisalat Benin, a wholly owned subsidiary of UAE state-owned Etisalat Group, to deliver the services for the next 20 years.

“Etisalat Benin strives to pioneer telecommunications services in Benin, an African country with huge potential for future growth and development,” the company said in a statement.

“The company invests in the future of mobile services technologies that will provide citizens, businesses and communities with the means for economic growth and success.”

As part of this strategy for growth in Africa, Etisalat is in battle with Ooredoo over a majority stake in Moroccan-based Maroc Telecom.