Israel’s Mer Group to expand mobile phone network in Mozambique


Israel’s Mer Group has been awarded a turnkey contract to supply telecommunications towers for two of the three mobile phone operators in Mozambique, the group said in a statement issued Monday.

According to the statement, the contract signed with state company Moçambique Celular (mCel) and Vodacom stipulates that the Israeli group is responsible for designing, supplying and building the towers and designing and installing hybrid power systems for their operation.

The group’s telecommunications division has already set up a warehouse and other facilities, and is now hiring staff, including IT systems engineers and telecommunications tower specialists.

Noting that there was a lot of room for growth in Mozambique as the penetration rate stands at 49 percent, the Mer Group said that once work was finished, the two operators would have a bigger and better quality mobile phone and data transmission network.