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Nokia has signed a deal to deploy its comprehensive network technologies to Angola’s new mobile telecommunications operator, Africell, to provide 2G, 3G and 4G services in the capital city Luanda. According to a statement released to the media, the deal significantly expands the footprint of both companies in Africa. The companies assert that by deploying...

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Africell has confirmed the successful closing of a USD 105 million commercial loan facility. The move supports Africell’s long-term expansion strategy in Africa and gives the group the financial strength required to maintain its growth across the continent. The loan facility is syndicated to a group of blue-chip international financial institutions. The syndicate consists of...

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Angolan mobile market new entrant Africell has confirmed a commercial service launch target of December 2021, according to Matias Manuel da Silva Borges, national director of telecommunications and information technologies, quoted by MenosFios. Africell formalised a contract with Angola’s government to become the country’s fourth ‘Unified Global’ telecoms operator in early February this year, and...

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Wireless transport solutions expert Aviat Networks, Inc. has penned a multi-million dollar agreement with mobile operator Africell to provide a 5G-ready end-to-end disaggregated transmission network across multiple African countries. A statement released to the media explains that the new network will be designed, installed, and maintained by Aviat and will include Aviat WTM 4000 and...

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Group Communications Director for Africell, Sam Williams, claimed that Africell Gambia has recently implemented ‘its biggest network footprint expansion in 15 years’ despite the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a major fire that destroyed one of its biggest warehouses, reports The Point newspaper. Speaking at the firm’s Gambian head office during an interview...

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Africell is confident of increasing competition within Angola’s mobile telecommunications market after securing the licence to serve as the country’s fourth operator. Company executives are now pushing to recruit up to 6500 employees to help roll out its network in the next few years. Africell has made significant investments in telecommunications in Gambia, Sierra Leone...

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Leonel Augusto, chairman of the Angolan Institute of Communications (Instituto Angolano das Comunicacoes, INACOM), has indicated that new mobile market entrant Africell should launch commercial services in the second half of 2021, Mobile World Live wrote, citing a report from Jornal de Angola. Augusto stated that Africell is following the procedures required to exercise its right...