bemobile puts 44 towers

National, Normal


BEMOBILE customers will soon enjoy “better network coverage at cheaper and competitive rates” when additional 44 towers are erected around the country.
Sixteen of these towers will be constructed in the Highlands, 16 in Central and 12 in Morobe to link signals to and from other bemobile locations.
bemobile’s highlands director Andrew Riddell said the towers, costing several million kina, would be built on an “aggressive schedule” to meet customer expectations.
Construction work has already begun in Western Highlands and along the Highlands Highway towards Eastern Highlands and Morobe.
“The bemobile network will continue to expand in the years to come which will include extended coverage, increased capacity, and the most up-to-date technology for additional value added service,” Mr Riddell said.
“The network will experience many new and additional services in the coming months with the rollout programme. This will allow more enhanced coverage in the near future especially in rural areas.”
Bemobile chairman Anthony Smare visited the construction sites in Mt Hagen last week and was pleased with the progress, particularly with the media gateway setup.
Mr Riddell thanked landowner groups, community leaders, elected members and other stakeholders for supporting the rollout programme.
He said the support was not only for land lease but also extended to local labour from the villages during the construction.