The Inquirer (Monrovia)

21 January 2013

Liberia: Cellcom Commercializes Fiber Cable Optic

Cellcom GSM, one of Liberia's biggest telecommunication companies has announced that with the introduction of the Fiber Optic Cable in the country, the company can now assure its many subscribers of a super fast internet service, especially for its 4G subscribers.

Speaking at news conference on Friday, the Corporate Communication Strategist for Cellcom, Dr. Kimmie Weeks told Journalists that Cellcom being the first to subscribe to the fiber optic cable on New Year's Day, January 1, 2013, with an already existing 4G technology which is the fastest so far, can now give its subscribers double speed with the aid of the fiber cable.

"We have waited for a very long time to see the fiber cable in Liberia; essentially what that means is we'll now be able to remove ourselves from using satellites to fully deploying Cellcom 4G network, fully empowering it using the fiber cable," Mr. Weeks asserted.

Dr Weeks also said the introduction of the network means a lot for the telecommunication market and obviously a lot for the people of Liberia. He indicated that with the already existence of 4G as it has been extremely fast, now Cellcom would ensure that its service will be about a hundred times faster than other mobile network currently in existence. "There will be double speed from 21mb per second to 42mb per second; that is a huge jump and a huge improvement." Dr. Weeks said.

Dr. Weeks noted that with the new technology, students wishing to do online courses can now be relieved of their worries as the new technology enables video conferencing, and research. He said Liberia now has the possibility of opening call centers which will boost businesses in Liberia. He recalled that Liberia was unable to do so in the past due to lack of adequate broadband and bandwidth.

Cellcom's Communication Strategist added that in addition to the new technology and its existing brands of mobile devices, Cellcom will soon unveil Iphone 5 and HTC Evil 4G Plus. He also added that the company will also introduce a new brand of modem which has a larger capacity and speed to boost subscribers' satisfaction of the new technology.

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