Tigo grabs multimillion dollar investment to boost services
By Nana Appiah, Accra, Ghana
Tigo Ghana has secured a multimillion dollar investment deal aimed at improving its network and services for teeming subscribers. Tigo plans to invest an average of over $100,000 a day in the upgrade during the first phase of the investment where it will commence a fibre infrastructure project to improve the redundancies of its transmission network between Takoradi and Kumasi.
According to the third largest mobile network operator in the country, this development will make Tigo’s service available to its over 4 million customers, even more reliable and less vulnerable to interruptions caused by accidental or illegal cuts to its underground fibre cables.
In a statement issued and copied to Biztechafrica in Accra, it noted that the rollout will begin in Takoradi and will be completed by end of October this year.
Future phases will include investment in additional coverage and capacity for Tigo’s voice and Internet services. This is in addition to the investment in an extensive programme of staff training and the modernization and opening of new stores across the country.
The newly appointed Tigo’s General Manager, Roshi Motman said the investment deal indicates her outfit commitment to improving the quality of its services to consumers. “The company is going through a rapid transformation and these upgrades will enable us to become increasingly competitive and attractive to customers. Ghana is a country with a great economic outlook, and Tigo is a growing force which will help maintain its steady growth," she added.