New market entrant Africell Angola says it is launching mobile services in Benguela Province in the west of Angola, thus accomplishing the second phase of what it describes as its ambitious national roll-out strategy.
This expansion comes only eight months after the company started operations in the country. Africell Angola’s network now covers a population of approximately 11 million people. The service launched in Luanda in April 2022.
Africell says its products and services will be available through more than ten Africell-branded stores in Benguela city and surrounding districts, in addition to dozens of kiosks and a growing ecosystem of third-party distributors. As in Luanda, Africell Angola’s network in Benguela city is 5G-enabled. The network is built using Nokia equipment.
Africell is welcoming new customers in Benguela Province with free on-net calls until further notice.
Africell says its expansion into Benguela Province advances its long-term project of providing secure and reliable connectivity to the whole of Angola. With a population of over two million people, a vibrant cultural life and strategic importance as a port and trading hub, Benguela is a logical territory for the first major expansion of Africell coverage in Angola,
In fact Chris Lundh, Africell Angola’s CEO, says :“We targeted Benguela Province for the next phase of our national roll-out campaign because of its character as a lively and innovative urban centre”.
Lubango is the next province scheduled to gain coverage, which should take place by the second half of 2023.