• November 3, 2023

5G Redefines Africell Communication… – MD

5G Redefines Africell Communication… – MD
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The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Africell Sierra Leone, Shadi Gerjawi has said in a statement delivered at the official launching of the company’s fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks technology that the introduction of 5G is not just about faster internet.

Mr Gerjawi reassured all that the unveiling of the 5G network is aimed at redefining how Africell SL communicate, work, and thrive, adding that the 5G is about empowering students in remote areas to access education, every doctor conducting telehealth consultations, every entrepreneur starting a digital venture, and every citizen dreaming of a connected future.

The CEO and MD gave the assurance whiles addressing esteemed dignitaries, the media press and the Africell SL family at the company’s headquarters, Wilberforce, Freetown, where he expressed passionate believer in the transformative power of technology.

He recalled that when Africell SL started its journey in Sierra Leone, the network envisioned more than just being a telecom operator and however aspired to be the catalyst for change, bridging gaps, and helping Sierra Leoneans realize their dreams and potentials.

“In a nation where communication is paramount for social and economic growth, Africell SL has risen to the challenge. We have not only provided access to mobile networks, but have also continually strived to improve connectivity and services for the people of Sierra Leone,” said Mr Shadi Gerjawi.

He continued that Africell SL has been instrumental in connecting the unconnected, bridging the digital divide, and enabling millions of Sierra Leoneans to access the benefits of the digital age.

Through our innovative services and commitment to expanding our network coverage, he disclosed that Africell SL have played a pivotal role in enhancing education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.

One of the remarkable aspects of Africell’s approach, the MD explained is the company’s  commitment to corporate social responsibility invested in various community development projects, including education, healthcare programmes, and youth empowerment.

This dedication to improving the quality of life for Sierra Leoneans goes beyond being just a telecommunications provider which he noted demonstrates Africell’s commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen.

“It feels like just yesterday when we embarked on this path with GSM two decades ago; a technology that introduced Sierra Leoneans to the world of mobile communication. From the simplicity of voice calls and text messages, we evolved to 3G, embracing faster data and clearer calls. Then came 4G, where we leaped into a world of streaming, browsing, and instant connectivity. Now, 5G stands as a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and development, disclosed Africell SL MD.

Tonight, the MD further that Africell SL is unveiling its 5G trial and that the company is using the Central Business District as a demonstration and a test bed for customers and  the many engineers that are working hard to learn about this new technology and have the needed exposure.

The MD furthered that Africell SL makes this vision a reality tonight and together Africell SL as a company takes a great leap towards digitalization.

“This evolution to 5G is more than hitting a technological milestone as it’s a chronicle of Africell’s promise to Sierra Leone – a promise to keep pushing boundaries, to innovate, and to bring the latest and the best to the heart of our nation. It’s been a remarkable journey, and every step was taken hand in hand with the company customers and partners. Africell’s journey has been both transformative and inspiring,” observed Africell SL CEO/ MD.

He expressed his profound gratitude to the Government of Sierra Leone, the Minister of Communication, Technology and Innovation Salima Bah, the Chairman of Board of Directors NatCa, Ambassador Joe Bell and the Director General of NaTCA Mr. Amara Brewah, for their unwavering support and belief in Africell’s mission, noting that collaboration is the heart of innovation, and together, we’ve started scripting a new digital narrative for Sierra Leone, he said.

Speaking directly to the Africell SL team, the MD stated that staff dedication and spirit has been the driving force behind this monumental achievement. Every late night, every brainstorming session, and every hurdle overcome has led us to this moment.

On the side of the company’s esteemed customers, he said the upgrade demonstration is for them. It is Africell SL promise to continue providing you customers with world-class services, ensuring that you are not left behind in this digital age.

“We are excited for you to experience the magic of 5G, the seamless streaming, the instant downloads, and the boundless opportunities,” said and added that; “At Africell SL our commitment extends beyond the realms of telecommunications. We hold a deep-rooted belief that our role in Sierra Leone transcends business; it’s personal, it’s about building a family.

Every initiative, every programme is a testament to our respect for and dedication to the people of Sierra Leone,” he affirmed, reiterating that; “Whilst we celebrate a significant milestone tonight, remember it’s only the beginning. It’s the first page of a new chapter, and with your support, we look forward to scripting many more success stories in the pages of Sierra Leone’s digital history.

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