AirtelTigo Ghana says it is deploying world class end-to-end network integration to consolidate and manage services that will provide customers with nationwide coverage, fast Internet speed and superior voice quality.
The network upgrade – being spearheaded by Ericsson,and expected to be in full operation by 2019 – will enable AirtelTigo to unify its network assets between former Tigo and Airtel and expand coverage to all parts of the country, including rural areas. It will also upgrade infrastructure to provide customers with fast Internet experience and superior voice quality
Speaking at a media briefing in Accra to announce the partnership, Chief Executive Officer for AirtelTigo Roshi Motman said: “The main benefits of the network upgrade to our customers’ integration are nationwide coverage, fast Internet speed and superior voice quality”.
She is confident that Ericsson is well-resourced with both the latest technology and expertise to do the consolidation and upgrade the network to world-class standards.
“In order to consolidate and upgrade our network, we have selected a world-class player—Ericson. Customers must expect nationwide coverage in the coming months; we will be working on that. We want to deliver on the expectations that customers have.”
Expressing excitement about the new deal at a signing ceremony between AirtelTigo and Ericsson, Jonathan Adams – Customer Unit Head for South& East Africa, Ericsson Middle and East Africa – explained that he applauded AirtelTigo for investing in the deployment of a modern network upgrade consolidation, adding that it’s going to be a game-changer within the Ghanaian telecommunication space.
Rafiah Ibrahim, Head, Ericsson Middle East and Africa said: “We continue to partner customers and take on the prime integrator role in complex multivendor integration and deployment projects.
“As Airtel and Tigo embark on what promises to be an exciting new chapter in the Ghana telecom space, they have selected Ericsson as their prime and preferred network integrator.
“This new partnership enables us to help the operator pave the way toward 4G and eventually 5G network evolution in Ghana.”