Airtel to help make Gabon the 'Singapore of Africa' - CEO

Tuesday 18 June 2013 | 08:32 CET | News
Airtel Gabon talked to ministers about joining the country's « Emerging Gabon Strategic Programme » on the margins of the New York Forum Africa conference held in Libreville between 14 and 16 June, Agence Ecofin reports. Gabon will use the strategic programme to build digital infrastructure accross its territory by 2016 to carry a wide range of services which will raise the population's quality of life. The operator's CEO, Manoj Kohli, said "Airtel is committed to Gabon for the long term and is ready to collaborate with the government to reach its ICT development objectives. We will do

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Companies: Airtel
Countries: Gabon
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