Telecoms: Airtel Ghana commits GH₵ 200 million in network expansion

By Dasmani Laary
Posted on Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:02

The investment is part of the company’s plans to offer exceptional data experience to customers grappling with unreliable services that have often triggered public protests.

Airtel Ghana marketing director, Manu Rajan, told journalists on Wednesday that GH₵ 150 million would go towards the expansion of the network’s footprint across the country to ensure customers get the best.

Ghana’s telecommunication companies experience frequent cable cuts attributed to various reasons.

At least 2,110 cuts were recorded last year with three-quarters of them blamed on road construction, small-scale illegal mining, theft, vandalism and bush fires.

The companies often raise alarm over the spate of cable cuts that seriously affect service delivery.

Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications is working with relevant ministries to slash the number of cable cuts, a phenomenon that is disrupting services for millions of subscribers.

Airtel Ghana’s investment package is expected to position the company as the network with the best data offering in the West African country where the use of smartphones is increasing rapidly.

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