Remote parts of Congo may soon get mobile coverage

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As a result of the international collaboration between Pan-African telecom provider RascomStar, Viasat and UK-based ip. access, remote parts of Congo and at least 10 other African countries may get mobile coverage by 2013. This initiative starts with the installation of 50 mini base stations around Congo in summer 2012.
 
"Our services were developed to provide affordable universal access telephony in rural and remote areas… together with our partners, we believe that we have designed a service that meets the needs of a region underserved by mobile and indeed fixed telephony," stated Faraj Elamari, head of RascomStar-QAF.