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Viettel launches network in Mozambique
17 May 2012
Vietnam company offers free internet connection for Mozambique schools to its first African network
Vietnamese operator Viettel has entered Africa with the launch of Movitel, its mobile network in Mozambique.
The operator has also offered to link and provide free internet access for 4,200 schools as part of its promise to the country’s government. Over 500 schools have been connected already due to this project. Viettel received this mobile licence on January 10, 2011.
A Viettel representative said: “Mozambique is Viettel's first market in Africa. Viettel is seeking for new opportunities to expand its investment in other African countries.” Viettel already has networks in Vietnam, Cambodia, Haiti, Laos and Peru in addition to the new service.
The company has built 1,800 base stations and installed 12,600 kilometres of fibre cable, and claims that this represents 50% of Mozambique’s cell sites and 70% of its fibre. GTB
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