Vodacom Moçambique hires Chinese group Huawei to modernise 2G and 3G networks

18 November 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 18 Nov – Mobile telephone operator Vodacom Moçambique has agreed a project with Chinese group Huawei to modernise the technology used and double the capacity of its network, said the company’s chief executive, José dos Santos.

Under the terms of the agreement, Vodacom also plans to increase coverage of the population from a current level of 60 percent to over 85 percent at the end of 2015, and to do this plans to invest US$16 million.

“The agreement between Vodacom and Huawei outlines that at the end of the first year our company will increase its coverage to the whole country after installing 200 new 3G base stations and approximately 100 new 2G base stations and, at the end of the fourth year, a total of 400 2G base stations, which would allow Vodacom to cover all districts and many of the administrative posts in the country within a brief period of time,” said Santos. (macauhub)