Djibouti Telecom to work with Ericsson on 3G network rollout

22 Sep 2011

The northeast African nation of Djibouti is set to get its first 3G mobile network, with the announcement that incumbent PTO Djibouti Telecom has entered into a partnership agreement with Ericsson of Sweden to develop and roll out UMTS infrastructure. IT News Africa reports that as part of the deal, the telco also hopes to boost its 2G network capabilities as it looks to migrate towards advanced 3G services. The plan forms part of Djibouti Telecom’s overall business development strategy which it claims has a ‘focus on improving the company capabilities and enhancing the customer experience by offering better networks and more advanced mobile broadband services.’ Commenting on the tie-up, the operator’s chief executive officer Abdulrahman Mohamed Hassan said: ‘We have grown rapidly as a company and in order to maintain the momentum and build on it we have chosen Ericsson as a partner to assist us in improving our services.’

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