ZTE upgrades Airtel Uganda network to pave way for 4G
Published on: 8th Mar 2016
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ZTE says that it has completed a 3G network upgrade for Airtel Uganda.
Airtel Uganda's upgrade constitutes the first nation-wide UMTS900 commercial deployment in Uganda, immediately increases network performance by 20 percent and significantly lowers equipment power consumption and tower renting fees, resulting in lower overall capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX).
The project will result in the deployment of a modern UMTS 900 3G network with Airtel swapping out 674 sites. The deployment involved the adoption of ZTE's multi-mode ultra band and software defined radio (SDR) 2.0 solution.
Compared with traditional UMTS2100 3G networks, the UMTS900 3G network will provide wider coverage and an improved indoor 3G experience, allowing more Ugandans to enjoy mobile broadband convenience in their daily lives.