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Tigo Ghana turns to overhead fibre as thieves cut underground cables

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Tigo2Tigo is undertaking a $3.2 million overhead fibre project in the Western Region to curb frequent network interruptions as result of cable cuts.

The project is expected to be completed by March 2015, Mr Obafemi Banigbe, the Chief Operations Officer of Tigo, said at Bogoso at a sod-cutting ceremony for the project.

He said Tigo’s underground fibre optic cables had suffered cuts due to road construction, private development and activities of illegal miners, affecting voice and data quality.

Mr. Banigbe said to ensure that this challenge did not pose a threat to Tigo, the Company had decided to put all its cables on concrete poles in order to produce more reliable and solid network.

He said 4,600 poles would be erected from Takoradi, Tarkwa, Bogoso, Ayanfuri and Kumasi and added that the company was prepared to spend money to ensure that those living in the Western Region got access to the best quality of service.

The Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana, Ms. Roshi Motman, said the project formed part of several investments the company was making to provide its customers with a world-class quality service.

The chief of Bogoso Cocoa Asi, Nana Kwesi Sompreh II, commended the management and staff of Tigo for working hard to improve the living conditions of communities and appealed to the company to support brilliant but needy students.

Source: GNA

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