The information revealed by the site information gabonactu.com. On the web page of the company Telecom, yet no mention is made of the event which marks the end of the omnipotence of which Gabon Telecom enjoyed in this segment since June 2014. For now, no information has already filtered through the main cities hosting premiering the new high speed broadband Airtel network. But the deployment of this technology across the country will very quickly promised Heiko Schlittke (pictured), the CEO of Airtel Gabon, during a press conference September 25, 2015.
It is the Swedish telecom equipment supplier Ericsson Airtel had entrusted the implementation of its 4G network. The mission of the company consisted of the transformation of the access mobile radio infrastructure Airtel Gabon, installation of its multi-standard radio base station GSM / EDGE, WCDMA / HSPA, LTE in a single cabinet, supply Airtel Gabon software and a range of professional services including project management, systems integration and support. A range that would give Airtel technical capacity and speed to handle a rapid increase in data traffic.
Airtel Gabon got its 4G license on March 20, 2014. But the speed of its direct competitor, Gabon Telecom, the commissioning of this technology in June 2014 made him lose its leading telecoms throughout the last quarter of 2014 . Having recovered from 2015, but with a market share gap with Gabon Telecom reduced to 1 point, Airtel could dig again.