More Africa NewsAngola: Africell announces plans to expand its network to four new provinces in 2024

November 20, 2023by myles0

Africell launched its commercial activities in Angola in April 2022. Its network currently covers four provinces: Luanda, Benguela, Huíla and Kwanza Sul.

Angolan mobile network operator Africell Angola plans to double the number of communication towers and expand its services to four new provinces in the country in 2024. This was revealed by Jorge Vasquez, new director general of the company, during its meeting with the media, on Wednesday, November 15.

This initiative is part of the strategy of gradual expansion of the Africell network in Angola. The company which launched its commercial operations in April 2022 currently has 700 telecom towers and provides its services in four provinces. These are Luanda, Benguela, Huíla and Kwanza Sul. It plans to cover the provinces of Huambo and Namibe by the end of the year while Cabinda and Soyo (Zaire) should receive its signal during the first quarter of 2024. It is targeting national coverage for 2025.

Furthermore, Africell deplores the ineffectiveness of sharing telecoms infrastructure which is slowing down its expansion in Angola. The company said only 5% of the telecom towers it uses are owned by other companies. The telecoms operator is also open to sharing its future telecoms infrastructure with its competitors in order to accelerate the development of the telecoms sector and contribute to the development of the country.  

The extension of the telecoms network to four new provinces should allow Africell to reach thousands of additional subscribers and increase its market share. In the mobile telephony segment, the company competes with Unitel and Movicel.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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