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Africell services will reach all provinces in the country within three years

Gonçalo Farias, director for Strategy at Africell, informed that the company's services will reach all provinces in the country within three years.


Referring that Africell is already present in Luanda, Benguela and Lobito, the official indicated that the signal has also reached Cuanza Sul, but they chose not to publish it due to the lack of stability and amplitude.

Furthermore, the official said – speaking to Angop, on the sidelines of a forum on digital transformation –, in the first six months of next year, Africell will arrive in Lubango (Huíla).

Regarding the delay in the process of extending the coverage of its network to the whole country, the administrator for the operator's strategy referred that it is not a financial problem, but with works, among other issues.

"We have to carry out works in all provinces, we have to import material, install, optimize, license and test. All this work takes time and the delay has nothing to do with the financial issue", he clarified, quoted by Angop.

He also added that, sometimes, difficulties are related to the ability to ensure that manufacturers supply the necessary equipment within the stipulated dates, at a time when there is a high demand for telecommunications equipment all over the world, writes Angop.

Cited by Angop, he also referred that at other times they are contradicted with regard to the resourcefulness of the logistics of the port or customs area, which "plays tricks" by retaining containers.

Gonçalo Farias also referred that he does not understand the pressure exerted by the media and by customers in wanting that there is already national coverage, exemplifying that Unitel took three years to expand beyond the borders of the capital and six years to reach national coverage and emphasized that Africell has been operating for less than a year.

In his view, the most important thing for the media would be to look at the market, find out if there is competition and imbalances, adding that "the telecommunications market is growing well", writes Angop.

He also spoke about infrastructures, referring that the company does not depend on Unitel's structures, but shares a network with TVCabo.


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