MTN Uganda Launches LTE Network in Capital City
Published on: 26th Apr 2013
MTN Uganda has launched its LTE Network with service will initially available in greater Kampala with other towns to follow in the very near future.
"Our challenge isn't keeping ahead of the other operators. It's keeping ahead of the tidal wave of data demand both in our country and in the region. Last year we launched our 21.6Mbps Data Network and last month we rolled out our 42Mbps Data Network and now LTE." said Ernst Fonternel, MTN Uganda's Chief Marketing Officer.
Fonternel said that the commercial launch of LTE is part of a bigger network transformation plan that MTN has been undertaking over the past few years.
Over the last two years, MTN has made major investments to its data infrastructure in Uganda, expanded the mobile distribution foot print, and greatly enhanced the mobile core, radio capacity and Network infrastructure.
MTN Uganda has over the last 6 months rolled out approximately 100 new Base Transmission Sites to new coverage areas while commissioning another batch of capacity sites to enhance the quality of network services. MTN Uganda currently has more than 1,100 network sites across all regions in Uganda.
"The continuous CAPEX investment by MTN is aimed at providing our customers with the best possible user experience across the country. We would like to ensure consistent and reliable network quality for all existing customers and also to enable many more new customers to enjoy the best of what Mobile Technology has to offer," concluded Farah.