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Swiss-Based YooMee Launches LTE Services in Ivory Coast

by Sam Wakoba
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yoomeeSwiss based provider of mobile broadband Internet in sub-Saharan Africa, YooMee Africa Group  has launched its operations in Côte d’Ivoire after successfully launching in Cameroon.

Now live in Abidjan, the firm is launching its latest global technology TD-LTE to individuals and businesses to give them faster Internet experience with more stability and better reliability.

According to Mr. Dov Bar-Gera, CEO of YooMee Africa Ltd., “I am very proud that the authorities of Côte d’Ivoire have issued to YooMee the necessary permissions and spectrum to build the first LTE network in the country. With this network, West Africa is leapfrogging into a new era of the Internet.”

YooMee services will have 3 product groups: a USB Key and Mobile WiFi, both dedicated for the mobile usage, and the desktop YooMee Box for the office or for home usage.  Device prices will varyfrom US$ 100 up to US$ 160.

The LTE allows Internet communication with data transmission speeds beyond 10 Mbit/s. YooMee relied on the proven expertise of Alcatel-Lucent, a global provider of LTE equipment.

LTE technology frees the mind of those who want to stay connected while traveling. Whether browsing the Internet, watching videos or listening to live-stream music, LTE provides a great connection speed regardless of where the user is located; at home, in the office, or outdoors.

Mr. Peter Ziegelwanger, Group CTO of YooMee Africa, added, “Our local team deployed the first base of the network in only 100 days. We are all very proud of such achievement.In the coming days, the quality of Internet in Abidjan will be comparable to the great capitals of the world.”

Customers can easily add credit to their YooMee account, thanks to a multitude of partner outlets available to the public throughout the city.

Several types of contracts, or packages, are available, depending on the needs of the customer. The attractive offers start at only US$ 30 for a volume of 8.5GB of data usage. Other offers are available to individuals or businesses, seeking larger volumes of up to 100GB of data usage.

The YooMee Africa Group continues its expansion and plans to soon enter other countries in the region.

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