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The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has issued an Individual Universal License to a new telecommunication company called JamCell to operate a Public Telecommunications Network in Liberia.

By the issuance of the license, LTA is authorizing JamCell to provide voice, video and data services throughout the nation, according to a press statement dated 13 February.

The press release indicates that the LTA’s Board of Commissioners and JamCell representatives signed the license on February 8, 2019.

According to the release, the network is partnering with Ericsson, a world leader in communications networking and technology.

The LTA says JamCell’s connectivity model will employ the Narrow Band Technology, an alternative to Long Term Evolution, LTE, to meet the growing demand of device connectivity.

The LTA adds that JamCell’s connectivity will serve as a pre 5G platform for cellular services and anticipated smart city applications.

JamCell will invest approximately US$100 million during the license tenure which will include infrastructural development, licensing and spectrum fees, the LTA has revealed.

It adds that JamCell will train and employ Liberians, and operations will begin in 2021.

JamCell’s entry into the telecom market brings to three the number of cellular mobile Network Providers in the country.—Press release

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