Orange Mali

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Country

Company Name

Orange Mali SA

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned
Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Orange is the largest mobile network operator in Mali. The state-owned telecoms provider Sonatel began building the country's second mobile network under the brand Ikatel in August 2002. Ikatel was partially purchased by Orange Group in November 2006, with Orange reporting ownership of around 29.65%.

The company provides 2G GSM services over 900 MHz and 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz). 4G LTE services began around March 2018 after Orange group secured a universal operating licence for €152 million. Orange Mali advises that it uses LTE-A marketed as 4G+ which includes TDD-LTE using RAN hardware supplied by Huawei. The network is speculated to comprise B3 (1800 MHz) and B38 (2600 MHz), although confirmation has not been provided.

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 2010-05 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
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 2018-03]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
No Data Unconfirmed
No Data Unconfirmed

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.