ERITEL WANTS TO PUT TELEEPHONE LINES IN ALL MAJOR CENTRES IN 3 YEARS
The Eritrean Telecommunication Corporation (Eritel) disclosed that it is making relentless efforts to meet the demands of its customers and is working on the distribution of telephone lines in all urban centers in the next three years.
The manager of Eritel, Tesfaselasse Berhane, said that most Eritrean cities and towns have mobile services and that work in progress to connect the remaining ones.
Plans to distribute mobile telephone lines to Nakfa, Afabet and Assab have already began and that work in the first two towns is expected to be completed within the 3 months time. Moreover, the lines in Assab town have been replaced with new ones, thereby alleviating the existing problem. Satellite connection enabling Assab town all the regions and abroad without operators has also been carried out.
Tesfaselasse added that the project to distribute mobile telephone service to the Southern Red Sea region has reached Gelalo and the Dahlak islands. Furthermore, the corporation has disbursed 1.2 million dollars for replacing the numbers starting with 11.
As regards internet service, the bandwidth would be increased in the next two months due to the growing number of customers.
In the past couple of years, Eritel has disbursed over 120 million Nakfa and is still allocating funds for the construction of office buildings and other purposes in different urban centers.