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Tigo expands its fibre infrastructure to support businesses


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Diego Gutirrez, general manager of Tigo. PHOTO: APO

“I am delighted that we now have this Unit to drive forward our fibre offer to Tanzanian businesses. Just as we have been innovating in our core mobile service for many years, we are now taking the next step by creating a high-speed opportunity that can help transform companies’ performance and support growth in the local economy,” said Diego Gutierrez, general manager of the mobile phone operator, Tigo.

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As part of Tigo’s overall investment plans in fibre deployment, their newly formed business unit is set to expand the company’s existing fibre network which they believe will support local and international businesses with the much needed high speed connectivity that they require to perform.

The new services are set to be launched in the third quarter of 2014.

Tigo, a subsidiary of the international telecommunications and media company, Millicom, will also be exploring the potential for deploying cable services to consumers in relevant urban areas, and expects a pilot service to be launched later this year.

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