Accra, June 22, GNA– Telecom operator AirtelTigo is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a $30 million network modernization project aimed to provide faster internet experience to customers.
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.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency said once the first phase in Accra was completed, the company would announce the project details for other regions.
The statement quoted Mr Warren Fletcher, the Chief Technology Officer at AirtelTigo as saying: “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 the 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.”
According to the statement Mrs Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, the Chief Executive Officer of AirtelTigo, 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 added that: “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.”
Mr Tommy Zhouwei, the Managing Director at Huawei, said: “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.”