AirtelTigo partners Huawei on US$30M network modernization project

AirtelTigo partners Huawei on US$30M network modernization project

Telecom operator AirtelTigo is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a US$30 million network modernization project aimed to provide faster internet experience to customers.

Through this partnership, AirtelTigo is living up to its brand promise of making life simple with continued network investments for its customers to enjoy enhanced internet connectivity.

The project, which has been designed in phases will commence in the Greater Accra region this month and is expected to end in October 2019. Once the first phase in Accra is completed, the company will announce the project details for other regions.

The Chief Technology Officer at AirtelTigo, Warren Fletcher, says: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.” 

“We are modernizing all our sites, starting in Accra, with new technology which will contribute to improving the network and enable AirtelTigo to continue to deliver the best internet experience and make life even simpler for our customers,” he adds.

The Chief Executive Officer of AirtelTigo, Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi explained that: “We are seeing a significant growth in internet usage among our customers. We recognize that this growing demand is in line with the overall increase of internet penetration in this country. This further network modernization exercise is our response to this demand and part of our quest to make life better for our customers. We are excited to be part of the digital transformation journey that Ghana as a nation is on.”

She adds: “We are pleased to be collaborating with Huawei on this project, a partner that brings a wealth of experience in this domain. We are confident that the project will run timely and with minimal service impact to customers. Customers are set to enjoy increased data speeds and an overall better experience once complete.”

The Managing Director at Huawei, Mr. Tommy Zhouwei says: “Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. This project, together with AirtelTigo, will bring improved services to Ghanaians with enhanced connectivity. We are just as excited to embark on this transformation journey with AirtelTigo.” 

About AirtelTigo:

AirtelTigo is a solid, dynamic and innovative brand, providing a wide range of telecommunications services, including mobile voice, data mobile financial services and business connectivity solutions. Launched in November 2017, from a merger between erstwhile Airtel and Tigo, AirtelTigo is the second-largest Mobile Network Operator in Ghana. With its core vision “A better life for our customers”, AirtelTigo is transforms lives through its superior telecommunications products as well as through sustainable corporate social investment initiatives.  www.airteltigo.com.gh.

About Huawei:

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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