In brief

28 June 2019

Internet

AirtelTigo, Ghana’s second largest cellco by subscribers, has announced it is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a USD30 million network modernisation project intended to provide a faster internet experience to customers. Work will initially be carried out in the Greater Accra region between June and October 2019 before being extended to other areas of the country. According to Warren Fletcher, AirtelTigo’s CTO: ‘This further investment by AirtelTigo in our technology and infrastructure is an indication of our commitment to ensuring international standard network quality and improved internet experience for our customers.’

 

MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has announced the launch of an LTE-A network in the cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The new service, which is marketed as ‘4G+’, utilises spectrum in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands to enable maximum download speeds of 200Mbps. MTN says customers can expect much higher download and upload speeds, a more consistent connection and improved indoor coverage.