AirtelTigo’s CEO Positive About Ghana’s Digitalisation Agenda

Ghana’s second largest mobile operator AirtelTigo is leading the digital agenda in the country because of its more extensive network coverage.
In addition, the company is collaborating with smartphone manufacturers to allow increased access to the internet and make the lives of Ghanaians easier by keeping them connected.

Mrs Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, The CEO of AirtelTigo Ghana, told Biztechafrica that following the successful conclusion of its network integration last year as the outcome of the merger between the former Airtel and Tigo, the company currently has a massive 3G spectrum holding which must be used to offer higher speed internet connectivity services to subscribers.

Ng’ambi added that AirtelTigo is delivering much higher data speeds currently, than what it was previously offering as two separate companies, based on the spectrum it now has.
She said the when the demand for more spectrum to deliver even faster speeds came up, AirtelTigo would then definitely consider acquiring 4G spectrum.

Five months ago, AirtelTigo had a failed attempt at putting in a bid to acquire new lots of spectrum spectrum following an auction conducted by the National Communications Authority, leaving many industry stakeholders wondering when the mobile operator would join competitors such as Vodafone and MTN in providing fast and reliable 4G LTE internet connectivity to its subscribers.

Breaking the silence, Ng’ambi said that because AirtelTigo is still a relevantly new company it finds itself in a unique position in Ghana’s telecom industry and is under no pressure to acquire 4G in a hurry.

Ng’ambi explained that the company would improve its current 3G speed by twice as much and offer very high-speed quality data for its subscribers.  

Sharing her opinion on global trends that have the potential of shaping Africa’s telecom space in the upcoming years, AirtelTigo’s CEO said that more collaborative efforts among key players and the increase in the acceleration of smartphone penetration were crucial features that would likely have a positive impact on Africa’s growing telecommunication sector.
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