The NEWS (Monrovia)

Liberia: Cellcom, GOL Launch New Technology Service

Cellcom GSM Company in collaboration with the Liberian Government has launched a new communication technology service known as the "Fibril Cable," for commercial purpose in the country.

Addressing a news conference over the weekend in Monrovia, Cellcom Chief Communication Strategist, Kimmie Weeks, said the new technology is a boost to the country's communication sector.

Mr. Weeks said the cable would enable the company to graduate from sorely depending on satellite for communication purposes to fully deploring its 4G network for speed and accuracy.

Mr. Weeks assured that with the launch of the cable, it would greatly upgrade the speed of cell phones and internet modem connection from 21 megabyte per second to 42 megabyte per second.

According to the Cellcom's Chief Communication Strategist, the new technology would efficiently afford students, especially those doing online courses to do research at an affordable cost.

He further noted that the new technology would be used by students, organizations, government institutions, commercial institutions and ordinary citizens to conduct live video conference in an accurate manner.

"With the new fibril cable, Liberia will be able to open its doors to the possibility of call centers with other countries around the world for business transactions. This technology Cellcom believes would boost the country's economy," Mr. Weeks said.

He indicated that now with the connection of the fibril cable to Cellcom, it is an opportunity for the opening of more call centers, which would translate into the provision of jobs and revenue generation for the country.

Mr. Weeks said Cellcom GSM remains committed and determined to working in collaboration with government of Liberia in providing the needed basic social services to the citizenry.

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