ISRAELI SIERRA-COM TO INVEST US$3M IN SIERRA LEONE BROADBAND AND VOIP

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Israeli telco Sierra-Com has launched a high-speed internet VoIP services in Sierra Leone via its IPTEL subsidiary. The new operator has pledged to invest USD3 million into the rollout of broadband services, and plans to establish a network using telecoms equipment imported from Israel. Sierra Leone’s internet market has been plagued by poor management and broken infrastructure, with the only service available being a dial-up option provided by state-owned Sierra Leone Telecommunications Company (Sierratel).

This is the second broadband and VoIP announcement in Sierra Leone. In November an ISP called Lime Line (run by an ex-British military officer) said it was launching a broadband service. See: http://www.balancingact-africa.com/news/back/balancing-act_280.html

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