MTN to Deploy LTE Network Upgrade in Uganada
Published on: 4th Jan 2013
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MTN Uganda has announced plans to deploy a LTE network during the coming months which will make it the first to offer this technology in East Africa.
In 2013, MTN Uganda plans to invest USD70 million added to another US$80 million spent in 2012. This investment has been mainly in expanding the network infrastructure to support the mobile subscribers growth as well as rollout new products and services.
"MTN remains committed to development of the ICT sector and the Ugandan economy. LTE becomes the new standard determining the level of Technology development and offering substantially faster data speed than other technologies" said Mazen Mroué, MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer.
In terms of Network Infrastructure, MTN Uganda has deployed close to 2,800km of fibre backbones achieved with multiple layers and rings to protect customer experience across all national regions and provide dedicated business solutions to SMEs and Corporate Enterprises.
MTN Uganda has over the last 6 months rolled out 81 new Base Transmission Sites to new coverage areas while commissioning another batch of capacity sites to enhance the quality of network services. MTN has a total of 1,100 sites at the end of 2012.
Over the past couple of years MTN has also made backhaul links expansion and enhancements to the Mombasa submarine cables (EASSY and TEAMS). This has enabled connectivity with the rest of the world while providing better connectivity and high level redundancy for voice and data services.