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Date: Mon Jan 24 2011 - 17:24:54 EST
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Monday, 24 January 2011
EriTel upgrades fixed, mobile networks
EriTel, Eritrea's state-owned incumbent telecoms operator, has completed the first phase of its network expansion and upgrade project, local newspaper Shabait reports. According to the company's head of trade, Tekle Woldeslasie, EriTel has fully renewed its network connections and changed all transmitters in the past two years.
To ease mobile network congestion, the company has constructed additional stations in Asmara, Keren, Mendefera and Massawa, among other areas, while new telephone stations have been installed in Merhano, Tsaeda Kristian, Arbaete Asmera, Bisha, Foro and Massawa to accommodate more customers. Additionally, EriTel is rolling out a third-generation mobile network in order to upgrade data and internet services, and is also considering expanding its 2G network nationwide.
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