Tigo Senegal – a wholly owned subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular (MIC) – has kicked off a project to improve its fibre-optic networks in the country’s Western region, launching an overhead fibre project as a solution to eliminating network interruptions and outages there. Under the plan, Tigo will deploy approximately 360km of cables linking Takoradi and Kumasi, said CEO Roshi Motman. The official went on to add that the project is expected to be completed in March 2015.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, earlier this month Tigo Senegal launched a 4G pilot trial in Dakar to test ultra-high speed mobile broadband services in a live situation. The trial, which runs until 31 December and is free of charge to subscribers, will cover Yoff, Almadies, Fann Residence, Dakar University, Dakar-Plateau, International Conference Centre Abdou Diouf Diamniadio and Touba. At the end of the 28-day trial Tigo hopes to deploy 4G on a commercial basis.