MOD receives new communication equipment from SIERRATEL


August 22, 2019

By Regina Pratt

Deputy defence minister receive a set of landline equipment

Sierra Leone Telecommunication Company has donated over 20 new landline communications facility to improve service in the military.

The donation was done at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) headquarters on Monday August 19.

Managing Director of SIERRATEL, Foday Sankoh, said the move was a proposal geared towards appealing to all MDA’s to patronise with the country’s mobile network and access fast internet.

Speaking on behalf of the company, Director of Marketing, Albert Bangura-Will noted in a power point presentation that as MOD is responsible for the external security of the state, they deemed it fit to share with them their new landline communication facility.

He noted that they operate a supper fast network data and internet service with a reliable voice service.

The Marketing Director told the military that their network coverage is almost in all district headquarter towns because they are serving the people of Sierra Leone.

He added that they have been operating advanced landline services since 2014 with the ADSL internet option.

Bangura -Will called on the military to use the 4g lite as it is faster than the normal 3g, and that they were the first company to bring into the country the 4g Wingle.

He stated that some ministries, departments and agencies were also connected to the fibre.

He further stated that the Public Switch Telephone Network (landline) is the cheapest in terms of tariff, costing Le650 per minute for international calls.

He added that the landline router can power landline, smart phones and laptops simultaneously.

“The company has a dedicated brand bandwidth service that provides a reliable data connection to your business or homes on a 24 hour basis with full display of the bandwidth,” he said.

The Chief of Defence staff, Lieutenant General Brima Sesay thanked SIERATEL for the gesture and assured them of their full cooperation.