Mbabane: Eswatini mobile has ensured that the Shiselweni region, which previously had little network coverage, will now have eight (8) new base stations which will enhance the regions network coverage.
The new base stations will be deployed to extend Eswatini Mobile Network to Ngwane Teachers College and Gege to mention a few.
According to Eswatini Mobile’s Communications Manager Nosipho Shongwe who told the Eswatini Observer that the mobile service provider is initially planning to deploy a total of 86 new base stations countrywide. Shongwe said this was to deliver on a key promise made to Emaswati, that it would build a First World network to offer crystal clear voice and fast data telecommunications services to all Emaswati.
It was reported that at least 40 of the base stations have already arrived in Durban, South Africa and will hit the soil of this land next week.
Shongwe said 50 of this new base stations will be deployed to 50 new communities which includes the aforementioned areas in the Shiselweni region. Other communities set to benefit included korinte, Mbangweni, Buka, Lomahasha, Lobamba Lomdzala, New Village, and Tubungu to name a few.
This will see the local fast-growing mobile telecommunications company, increasing its network coverage to 76 percent of the total population.
According to information at hand, Eswatini mobile’s current network footprint effectively covers 50 per cent of the population.
The deployment of the 86 base stations is set to take 12 weeks and all the work (site installation, configuration and commissioning) will be done 100 percent by its local staff and EmaSwati owned companies.