Unitel earmarks USD1.7bn for network expansion

17 Jul 2009

Angola’s largest mobile network operator by subscribers, Unitel, has revealed plans to spend USD1.7 billion over the next four years on expanding and upgrading infrastructure, reports Bloomberg. Projects in progress include deploying a fibre-optic backbone spanning the country, whilst Unitel says its mobile network now covers 138 of Angola’s 168 municipalities and it expects to reach all of them by 2012. The cellco, which is partly owned by Portugal Telecom, has over five million subscribers.

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