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09 March 2012
Portugal Telecom’s subsidiary, Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicações (CST), has launched 3G services on the island of São Tomé and Príncipe.
CST’s 3G network
will offer speeds of up to 14Mbps, with access to mobile
broadband services and mobile data as well as video
By the end of 2012 CST aims to
provide 3G coverage to 90% of São Tomé and
Before the launch, CST engaged
in a five-week trial period to monitor customer experience and
improve network quality.
The company believes that mobile
broadband and mobile internet will be massively adopted in
São Tomé and Príncipe when the
ACE submarine cable, connecting the west coast of Africa to
Europe, goes live later this year.
CST is 51% owned by Portugal
Telecom and 49% owned by the state. Its customer base stands at
124,000 with mobile coverage extending to 70% of the
Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicações,
São Tomé and Príncipe,