Ericsson Rolls Out New Network in Guinea
Published on: 2nd Nov 2008
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Ericsson says that it has successfully rolled out a new GSM network in Guinea for the Cellcom Group. The Cellcom Guinee GSM network, which covers the Guinean capital of Conakry and the country's main rural areas, is based on the Ericsson Mobile Soft Switch (MSS).
Ericsson also supplied the network's entire GSM telecommunication infrastructure, including packet network (GPRS and EDGE), GSM radio, Microwave and SDH transmission equipment.
"We were confident that Ericsson was the right choice for us because of the company's proven track record of delivering as well as its established footprint across the continent," maintains Hanoch Dombek, CEO of Cellcom Guinee, "and this culminated in our successful commercial launch in May this year. We see a steady growth in our network and have now reached more than six hundred thousand subscribers."
The new network, Cellcom Guinee commercially launched on the 05 May 2008. The Mobile World subscriber tracker estimates that the company had gained around 135,000 customers by the end of June - giving it a market share of 7% after just a couple of months of operation.