Vodacom Mozambique takes over 22 cell sites

Sites were transferred from TMCEL by Mozambique's regulatory authority
Mozambique's telecoms regulator has transferred cell sites to Vodacom.
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Mozambique's telecoms regulator has transferred cell sites to Vodacom.

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Mozambique’s Communications Regulatory Authority (Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicacoes, ARECOM) has transferred the operation of 22 mobile network sites to local cellco Vodacom, according to TeleGeography.

The sites were originally set up by rival operator TMCEL under the country’s Universal Service Access Fund (Fundo do Servico de Acesso Universal, FSAU). The regulator said, however, that the locations were not operational under TMCEL and invited bids to take over their contract under a ten-year deal. Vodafone is expected to assume responsibility for the 22 towers by mid-2020 and has agreed to invest around MZN250 million ($3.9 million) to bring the sites into operation.

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