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Thefts hold up expansion for GT&T

5 Aug 2011

Guyana’s fixed line monopoly, Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has had to halt plans for expansion and development following attacks on its fixed line network. Having suffered 40 acts of vandalism and theft to its main lines in the last three months, GT&T has had to postpone the installation of 350 new lines, and fixes to more than 300 faults to affect immediate repairs. The telco values the cost of undoing the damage and loss of revenues at USD2 million. The lines are targeted for the increasingly valuable copper used in the wires.

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