Tigo Senegal to invest USD194m on 3G+ upgrade

Telecoms

Mobile operator Tigo Senegal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular (MIC), has revealed plans to invest XOF115 billion (USD194 million) in the modernisation and upgrade of its HSPA+ mobile network.

The unit’s marketing manager Joyce Gotta Sagoe is quoted by Agence Ecofin as saying that by dint of the capital expenditure, Tigo Senegal intends to meet its strategic goal to bring a so-called ‘digital lifestyle’ to its customers, improving both quality of voice call services and data speeds.

Further, the official said that Tigo is aiming to prepare the groundwork for the future migration to 4G LTE, and confirmed that the cellco is in talks with the Regulation Authority of Post and Telecoms (Autorite de Regulation des Telecoms et des Postes, ARTP) to secure a 4G operating licence. Ms Gotta Sagoe said that negotiations with ARTP ‘are going well’.