Tigo to upgrade network
TELECOMS| Aug. 24, 2012, 7:41 a.m.
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tigo has engaged in a network expansion programme to increase its coverage of the population and to enhance its customers’ experience of the Tigo service.
As part of its strategy, Tigo is planning to invest a total of USD100 million this year alone to upgrade its services and install new base stations nationwide. This material investment will increase network capacity, improve coverage and enhance users’ experience.
According to the company, internet access will be more widely available in the country and its customers will experience faster connection speeds.
The expansion is expected to be completed by end of this year, will spread to all 26 regions including the Lake Zone region, Northern and Southern regions, Mtwara, Iringa and Pwani, giving Tigo the largest coverage footprint in the country.
“This investment demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality communications standards,” said Diego Gutierrez, General Manager of Tigo.
“As a consumer-centric organisation, we want our customers, wherever they may be, to benefit from the most extensive network coverage and the highest possible quality of service. With this investment, more people across the country will have access to traditional mobile services but also to more innovative services such as Tigo Pesa and Tigo Internet,” he said.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
MTN Cameroon Board lauds 3G+, 4G LTE rolloutsMTN Cameroon contributed 542 billion FCFA to State revenues between 2010 and 2014, and successfully rolled out 3G+ and 4G LTE, says the Board. Read More
BOCRA shares customer satisfaction surveyThe Botswana Communications Regulations Authority, BOCRA, has shared with its stakeholders the contents of a Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted on its behalf by the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA). Read More
Etisalat denies multiple suits against NCC, MTNEtisalat has responded to media reports which it says misrepresents the facts about legal action against NCC and MTN. Read More
Yes, Etisalat dragged us to court, says MTNMTN Nigeria has confirmed that it has been served with court papers based on a lawsuit filed by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat Nigeria) over the acquisition of Visafone, the only surviving code division multiple access (CDMA) operator in the country. Read More
Etisalat challenges MTN spectrum useEtisalat Nigeria says it has brought a legal action challenging MTN’s use of the 800MHZ spectrum following the acquisition of Visafone. Read More
NewTelco SA extends African footprint with dedicated Kenyan presenceThe Jasco Group has expanded the presence of NewTelco South Africa, a joint venture between the Jasco Group and NewTelco GMBH, into the East African region with a dedicated presence in Kenya. Read More
Facility closure to affect Ondo services, warns MTNMTN Nigeria has warned that the closure of its facilities in Ondo by the state government will negatively impact the quality of service in the state. Read More
Telcos threaten service blackout on states shutting BTSNigeria’s telecoms operators have threatened not to reopen any base transmission station (BTS) that were forcefully shut down by states. Read More
Neglect of CDMA a mistake, says NCC CEOThe Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has lamented the comatose state of the CDMA sector of the telecoms industry. Read More
FEATURED STORYViber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats
Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner
Roshi Motman is not your average CEO. Since taking up the reins as the first female CEO of Tigo Ghana in 2014, she has led the Tigo brand through a remarkable transformation.