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Business News of Thursday, 14 August 2014

Source: Eric Kwame Amesimeku

Tigo completes mobile broadband coverage in 160 district

Telecoms company, Tigo, has announced that it has completed deploying Mobile Broadband coverage to over 160 districts in the Ghana.

The company in a statement says the multi-million dollar project begun towards the end of last year includes several district capitals in all 10 political regions of Ghana namely: Ashanti, Greater Accra, Northern, Volta, Brong Ahafo, Western, Central, Upper East, Upper West and Eastern regions.

This forms part of several investments to improve on its network quality and boost customer experience.

“The expansion work will not only increase our coverage footprints but also enhance network quality which is core to Tigo’s operations and essential to customer satisfaction. The decision to invest heavily in building a quality and robust network is to boost business and customer experience and ensure that we give customers value for money” said the CEO, Roshi Motman.

She emphasized the company was undertaking a rapid network transformation which would enable it become more competitive and attractive to new and existing customers.

Tigo Ghana in 2013 invested over 10 million dollars to improve network coverage and quality in over 750 communities across the country. This was in addition to the expansion of the Accra Metro Fibre project which boosted their broadband capacity and connected them to the West African Cable system for Internet Backbone capabilities.

A similar project was also carried out in Kumasi with a 40km fibre optics metro network.

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