(Ecofin Agency) - PCCW Global, subsidiary of Chinese telecom group HKT, announces an important upgrading of its internet infrastructure in Mozambique.
This announcement is made weeks after the tropical cyclone Idai, which caused numerous material damages and hundreds of deaths in the country.
PCCW’s internet infrastructure combines optical fibre, satellite, microwave signals and wireless connectivity. PCCW Global indicates that by upgrading its infrastructure, it wants to improve internet connection in the country where broadband access remains poor. This investment will further facilitate international communications, increase its customer base and reduce connection costs.
According to Frederick Chui, chief commercial officer at PCCW Global, “In Mozambique, our aim is to provide users such as global enterprises, content delivery networks, Internet service providers, and content providers with affordable connectivity to and from the country with the hope of gradually increasing the number of Internet users.”
PCCW Global has thus decided to make “additional investment to help further reduce the barriers to content availability and distribution that can have a significant impact on the Internet in Africa and will help make existing international content more accessible,” he added.