AirtelTigo partners Huawei on network modernisation project

BY: Daily Graphic
Ms Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi (left) exchanging agreement with Mr Tommy Zhouwei
Ms Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi (left) exchanging agreement with Mr Tommy Zhouwei

Telecom operator AirtelTigo is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a $30-million network modernisation project aimed at providing faster internet experience to customers.

Under the partnership, AirtelTigo will fulfil 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 of AirtelTigo, Mr Warren Fletcher, in a statement issued on June 21, said the investment by AirtelTigo in its technology and infrastructure was an indication of its commitment to ensure international standard network quality and improved internet experience for its customers.

“We are modernising 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 added.

The Chief Executive Officer of AirtelTigo, Madam Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, explained that the company saw a significant growth in internet usage among its customers.

“We recognise that this growing demand is in line with the overall increase of internet penetration in this country.

“This further network modernisation 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 said.

She said the company was pleased to be collaborating with Huawei on the project, a partner that was bringing a wealth of experience in that 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,” she said.

The Managing Director of Huawei, Mr Tommy Zhouwei, said Huawei was committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation 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,” he stated.