Divona Telecom said that deploying the new infrastructure will increase the capacity and reliability of the existing network. The $1million project will be carried out in phases over two years and will link Tunis, Nabeul, Sousa, Monastir and Sfax. Divona Telecom’s Wimax network already serves hundreds of corporations.

The announcement came as neighbouring Libya awarded China’s ZTE the contract to build a high-speed wireless broadband network using Wimax technology. The network will be available in 8 cities across the country.