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New licenses, acquisitions and upgrades in brief


Angolan market leaders Unitel have launched an LTE service, and have budgeted a $1.35bn network investment between 2013-15. Rival network Movicel launched LTE in April 2012


Vietnamese operator Viettel has been awarded the coveted third license in Cameroon, beating Airtel, Monaco Telecom and Korea Telecom. Viettel’s website states “Viettel Cameroon has committed to cover 81% of Cameroon’s territory when it goes operational; and will use 2G and 3G technologies. The domestic experts consider this event as a “big hit for national telecommunications”, bringing a high quality service and cheaper price to Cameroon.”


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