Congo Telecom to expand network coverage

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

Congo Brazzaville’s Congo Telecom says it will expand its network coverage this year to the northern towns of Djambala, Gamboma and Owando, and Mindouli, a town located very close to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

General-Administrator Akouala Akoula said recently that the telecom operator would continue where it left off in 2014, continuing to extend its connectivity to both urban and rural areas and pursue its expansion at an international level.

Last year, the company connected the towns of Dolisie, Nkayi, Kinkala, Ollombo and Oyo.

State-controlled Congo Telecom, which continue to launch a couple of innovating offers, seems to have placed the extension of its network under the objective of the company becoming Congo’s leader in the digital sector.

“Congo Telecom’s long term vision is to become a pillar in the country's digital transformation and a national leader in ICTs, as well as in multimedia content,” Akoula said.

Congo Telecom’s launch of innovative products in the past year seems to have seduced the Congolese public. 

Congo Telecom products, launched under the Bisengo offer, include a modem and a decoder that allow a user to have in his/her line a telephone, an internet connection and digital TV.

“Such products are nowhere to be found here in Congo Brazzaville,” minister of posts and telecommunications Thierry Moungalla bragged at the launch.

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