(VOV) – Movitel- a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel Group and Mozambique’s SPI and Invespar Company has won the leading business in competitive capacity award.
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After 10 rounds of appraisal it got 9 marks, double the level of famous rivals, such as Vodacom and TM which have secured a firm foothold in Mozambique.
Frost and Sullivan experts said Movitel focuses on large number of low income people through its social programs, such as offering free Internet assess at school, and supporting rural people in using its services.
Over the past year, Movitel has won 80% of new subscribers in Mozambique and generated more than 20,000 jobs for local people. Millions of teachers and students now have access to the Internet thanks to its free Internet progam for 4,200 schools across the country.
Mozambique is listed one of the top three countries in telecommunications in the Lower Sahara. Two others are South Africa and Nigeria.
The country is now ready to implement management tools such as e-Government and apply information and communication technology into health care and education for socio-economic development.
Movitel CEO Safura da Conceicao said the award acknowledged Movitel’s contribution to telecommunications development in Mozambique and Africa.
In 2012, Movitel was also awarded by Africacom for its best solutions to improve telecommunications in rural Africa.