Monday, 10/10/2011 12:00 AM
Viettel on air mobile network in Mozambique
Movitel - a joint venture between Viettel Global Investment Joint Stock Company and Mozambique’s SPI and Invespar, officially put on air the first nine based transceiver stations (BTS) in Mozambique on October 6, 2011. The first international call was connected successfully with the quality satisfying technical specifications.
In November last year, Viettel won a license to become the third mobile service provider in Mozambique and committed to reach a mobile coverage of 80 percent of the population. This was Viettel’s fourth license for investment abroad, after Cambodia, Laos and Haiti. Following first 9 BTS, Movitel plans to put on air other base stations in all 11/11 provinces in Mozambique nationwide, to reach around 1,000 by the end of this year.
After 9 months of conducting survey and infrastructure deployment, Movitel has so far built more than 5,000 km fiber optic cable, reaching 100% provincial capitals which exceed total national fiber optic cable available before. 12,000 km fiber optic is projected to be deployed by Movitel during this year.