Group Vivendi Africa (GVA) officially rolls out its broadband connectivity operations in Burkina Faso. The technology proposed by the company for its CanalBox offers – FTTH (Fiber to the Home)- offers optical fiber directly to the customer, whether an individual or a business.
The Minister of Digital Economy of Burkina Faso, Hadja Fatimata Ouattara, said, “The proposed price will impact the e-communication market because, although it’s a regulated market, the price details are dictated by competition. We, therefore, welcome the arrival of a new player in this sector and, of course, what we expect is a better quality of service and to ensure that the Internet is democratized.”
Group Vivendi Africa’s entry into Burkina Faso’s ultra-broadband segment fits with the company’s African expansion strategy that started in 2017. the country is the sixth African market to welcome GVA, after Gabon, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo, and Rwanda.
The service is already available in Ouagadougou, the ZACA Zone, Koulouba, Paspanga, Nimnin, Cité en III, Saint Léon, Kamsonghin, Samandin, Bilbalogho, 1200 logements, Dagnoën, Kalgondin, Wemtenga. The deployment will continue in several other districts of the capital, including Wayalguin, Zone du Bois, Zogona, Dassasgho, Gounghin, Pissy, Petit Paris, Karpala.
The Managing Director of GVA Burkina Faso, Armand Sato, said, “We are coming here, not to be just another operator, we are coming to be the best. Everything will change in Ouagadougou because GVA has a mission to democratize the Internet in homes.”