Mozambican mobile operator mCel reportedly plans to spend around USD12 million on the installation of new antennas around the country, as part of a wider project to improve its network capacity. IT Web Africa notes that the move will come as a major boost for customers who have previously complained of poor service, weak connections and an excess of dropped calls. Earlier this month it was revealed that the state-owned mobile phone operator made a net profit of EUR31.4 million (USD39.3 million) in 2011, a substantial improvement on the EUR8.6 million generated in FY2010. mCel reported that it invested around MZN1.753 billion (USD63.1 million) in improving its network infrastructure during FY10/11, which included the expansion of its network to 21 new administrative posts throughout the country.
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