Tigo Signs Up 250,000 Customers in Eastern DRC
Published on: 1st Oct 2013
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Tigo announced this week that it has acquired more than 250,000 new customers in less than three months following its return to two troubled eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Since June, more than two thousand new customers a day have joined Tigo's latest networks in North and South Kivu provinces.
Tigo said that its success comes in spite of continuing unrest in the region, and has led to the official opening of the first Tigo store in the North Kivu capital Goma.
Tigo is part of Millicom.
The DRC is two thirds the size of western Europe is emerging from a brutal war and now hosts the United Nation's largest deployed peacekeeping force - almost 20-thousand personnel on the ground.
Millicom President and CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht said: "We are very proud to be back in Kivu. Our return has been met by an amazing response from its people and I congratulate our team for their extraordinary work in such tough conditions. The progress is a symbol of the ambition to help transform the lives of customers in Kivu and support the process of normalisation across the region."