Econet-Telecom upgrades network

MASERU — Telecommunications giant, Econet-Telecom Lesotho (ETL), says it has moved its fixed line services to a new network called the Next Generation Network in a move that will drastically improve communication services around the country.

ETL chief executive officer, Elvis Gwanzura, told a press briefing yesterday that the migration exercise which began in February and ended last Friday had however affected some of their customers.

“I wish to take this opportunity to assure our stakeholders and customers that we are doing everything possible to have their services functioning again,” Gwanzura said.

The ETL boss said their team was working flat out to resolve outstanding challenges with an estimated five percent of their customers failing to access services.

ETL head of media relations, Mpine Tente, said the next generation network will help improve communication services around the country.

“The move to the next generation network will enable the introduction of fully converged communications products to the market,” Tente said.

She added that the new network will enable introduction of high speed internet services throughout the country and more reliable transmission infrastructure based on the latest communications technology.

Tente said the new system will improve access to all types of communication services including in the the rural areas.

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