Orange Côte d'Ivoire

Orange Ivory Coast logo

Company Name

Orange Cote DIvoire S.A.

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Orange Côte d'Ivoire is the largest mobile carrier operating in the Ivory Coast. The company began operations in October 1996 as Ivoiris de SIM SA, branded as Ivoiris until its acquisition by Orange Group (then France Télécom) in March 2002. Orange Group hold an 85% stake in the company, with the remainder held by Sifcom Group.

In 2010 France Télécom invested in incumbent fixed line services provider Côte d’Ivoire Télécom, formally merging operations in 2016.

The company provides 2G GSM services over the 900 MHz band, and launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) in April 2012. 4G LTE began in January 2016 with a 100 Mbps B3 (1800 MHz) service being rolled out.