Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services.
“We were the first to launch 4G in 3 operations in Africa including Tanzania, Chad and Rwanda and have seen exponential growth in our data revenues – close to 34% in Q2 2016. We are exploring options to giving customers 4G services in Ghana,” she said.
While in Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, called on the Minister for Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah, who expressed his commitment to ensuring fairness among the players in the telecom industry and was optimistic that the early introduction of key enablers such as a technology neutral unified license will support universal usage of spectrum. He believed this would be a key factor to growing and supporting government’s economic development efforts.
The Millicom Africa Chief also met with the executives of the National Communications Authority, the NCA to discuss further advancements in technology. She was very impressed with the vision to develop the market and the high levels of support and cooperation. “We share a common passion to a working partnership for the benefits of mobile broadband to Ghanaians and this will accelerate GDP growth and socio-economic development,” she explained.
“With our technology developments and ongoing efforts, we will continue to grow our market share and complement our existing portfolio of services including Tigo Cash which currently has a registered base of 3.2 million customers. In addition to this, Tigo Business will continue to develop strong and viable mobile and fixed solutions to Ghana’s underserved enterprise sector.
For more information please contact:
Gifty Bingley, Director of Corporate Affairs
About Millicom (Tigo)
Tigo is the principle brand of Millicom. Tigo operates where there is fast GDP growth, a high proportion of young people and huge opportunities for the adoption of what we call The Digital Lifestyle™. Tigo’s five African markets are Chad, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Millicom is a leading telecom and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing innovative and customer-centric digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets. The Millicom Group employs more than 16,000 people and provides mobile services to over 56 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC. In 2015, Millicom generated revenue of USD 6.73 billion and Adjusted EBITDA of USD 2.27 billion.
About Tigo Ghana
Tigo started operations in Ghana in 1992 as the first Mobile Network Operator. It is part of Millicom International Cellular (MIC) which provides mobile, voice, data, cable television, broadband and financial services to over 56 million customers. In Ghana it first launched under the brand name Mobitel and has about 5.2 million subscribers, representing 14.24% market share. Tigo is a dynamic and highly visible brand, continuously active in driving digital inclusion among the youth in Ghana. In August 2011, it launched its award winning Mobile Financial Services, Tigo Cash which is very popular among the informal sector and rural Ghana. Tigo Cash is renowned for its secure, quick and convenient service. For more information, visit www.tigo.com.gh