By Fatmata Bundu
One of Sierra Leone’s biggest and finest GSM operators, Africell has again taken the lead by unveiling it 4G+ to the press, it value added subscribers and the general public.
At a very colourful ceremony held at the Company’s state- of – the – art customers care Centre on Siaka Stevens Street, former Odeon Cinema on the 27th May 2021, Africell presented the latest technology to its lovely subscribers in the presence of journalists, subscribers and cross section of Africell staff. Four female members of staff of Africell-Sierra Leone: Nancy L. Joseph – Assistant Media Manager, Kultumi Minah- Corporate Sales Manager, Patricia Jangah -Human Resource Manager, Hajaratu Sudee Turay- Legal and Compliance Manager, broke out the news and unveiled the 4G+ to members of the Press and by extension the public. Before officially launching the 4G+, Nancy L Joseph revealed that Africell started operations in 2005 explaining that it was in 2011 that they launched 3G, which according to her, exposed their subscribers to various platforms worldwide underscoring that they were the first to introduce it in the country and many were gratified when using it because of its speed at that material time.
Patricia Jangah, on her part, disclosed to the audience that as a company they always endeavour to match up with the latest technology in the world with the primary objective of giving their esteemed customers the best in terms of quality. She said it was against such a backdrop that Africell, in May 2016 launched the 3G++.
“This doubles the speed that the 3G used to provide and made it possible for faster internet browsing, clearer pictures as well as improved voice quality,” she stated. She said it was very useful to pupils and students because they used it to conduct researches and helped them to pass exams. She continued that in January 2018 the 4G was launched which, she said, availed their customers the opportunity to gain access to the beauty of the internet. Patricia furthered that the 4G was launched alongside other promotions like the router, Mi Fi as well as internet bundles underscoring that from the inception of the company it has been an amazing journey so far.
“In 2019 the E-Sim was introduced and is one that is embedded in the phone and it was only Africell that came with it in the country,” she proudly stated.
She further informed that after months of assiduous work by their engineers they are now proud to announce that they are now launching the 4G+.
This message, it was stated, should be circulated widely once more stating that so far they are again proudly to inform that Africell is the first telecommunications company in the country to launch the 4G+ which, according to her, has a faster speed like lightening.