Orange Burkina Faso

Orange Burkina Faso Logo

Company Name

Orange Burkina Faso S.A.

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

02

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Orange Burkina Faso, previously known as Airtel, is the second largest mobile carrier operating in Burkina Faso. Airtel Burkina Faso S.A was acquired from Bharti Airtel by Orange Group in June 2016 to strengthen the group's presence in Africa, with the rebranding process completed in March 2017.

The company operates standard 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and launched B1 (2100 MHz) 3G services in May 2013 providing HSPA+ aross the West African nation. Orange, then Airtel, requested a licence to provide 4G LTE from the country's telecommunications regulator ARCEP. After securing a 15 year licence the company announced a successful launch of its LTE-A network (branded ‘4G+’) in Ouagadougou in late January 2019. The network is reported to be using B3 (1800 MHz), and offers peak data rates of 150 Mbps, however holds only 18.4 MHz of 1800 MHz spectrum - it may be speculated that the LTE-A service uses 4X4 MIMO, or 256QAM to achieve its stated performance.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2013-05 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2019-01]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
No Data Active