Burkina Faso’s telecommunications regulator, ARCE, has launched a tender for the award of a 10-year fixed and wireless licence, including 3G, covering the whole country. Interested parties can consult the tender document free of charge or obtain a copy from the regulator for XOF 300,000 (about EUR 460). Submissions must be made before 19 October. Burkina Faso currently has three telecommunications operators, Celtel, Telecel and Onatel.