Airtel Seychelles launches new tower in Mahe Island

16424072041 ce2dd1ff02 zTelecom company Airtel Seychelles has launched a new tower to help boost connectivity on the east side of the main island of Mahe

As reported by the Seychelles News Agency, a 30-metre palm tree-shaped structure was built following several complaints about the quality of the network in the area.

Airtel Managing Director Amadou Dina said that they wanted to address their concerns and, at the same time, to have something unique.

The tower covers more than 30 km and is expected to improve service in the area.

The antenna policy of the local planning authority provides for buildings and related structures to use as much as possible materials, colours, textures, innovative camouflage and landscaping techniques that will blend the tower facilities into the natural settings and the built environment.

Airtel plans to have four of these environmentally friendly structures – two on the main island of Mahe and two on the second most populated island of Praslin.

The company said a second on Mahe, located in Morne Blanc on the western side of the island, had already been installed and will soon be operational. The Anse Francois tower project was approved in 2016 and work on the construction of the tower started in April 2018.

The company’s technical director, Papus Mifundu, explained that, at first glance, the structure looks like a tree, with brown bark made out of a plastic material called Teflon, while the palm-like green leaves are made of plastic.

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