AIRTEL SEYCHELLES INVESTS US$8.5M IN WCDMA

Telecoms

Airtel Seychelles says that it will shortly launch WCDMA mobile services in the country. Telecom Seychelles, which has been providing mobile and basic telephone services in Seychelles for the last 7 years under the Airtel brand, will invest US$8.5 million Seychelles Rupees for rolling out the services. Besides the upgrade Airtel is adding new Base Stations to expand its coverage to more islands. According to Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group Managing Director, Bharti Enterprises, "This is a major landmark for us and underlines our commitment to provide the latest technology and world-class services to our customers. It also highlights that when it comes to technology, we are up there with the best in the world." Telecom Seychelles is promoted by Bharti Global, and Emtel, a GSM operator in Mauritius.