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MTN Uganda hits rollout targets for 2013

MTN Uganda has completed its planned 2013 Network Coverage site roll-out initiative.

The exercise saw the rollout of 115 new coverage sites and upgraded the capacity of another 406 Network sites.

In addition, MTN Uganda has upgraded almost all its Network sites in Kampala from 2G to 3G and all the planned new 3G locations out of Kampala have been completed bringing the total number of 3G locations to more than 400 sites.

Over the last two years, MTN has made major investments to its data infrastructure in Uganda, expanded its mobile distribution footprint, and greatly enhanced its mobile core, radio capacity and network infrastructure.

“In terms of network infrastructure, by the end of 2012 MTN Uganda had deployed 2,800km of fibre backbone achieved with multiple layers and rings to protect customer experience across all national regions and provide dedicated business solutions to SMEs and Corporate Enterprises. Another 350km of fibre is currently deployed between Mutundwe in Kampala and Kyenjojo district through Fort portal) in Western Uganda,” said Rami Farah, MTN Uganda’s Chief Technical Officer.

Furthermore, MTN Uganda extended the fibre network backbone and built five regional switching centres in the East, West, North and Central regions. The operator also built a fibre optic cable through Tanzania into Rwanda, providing an alternative data capacity route through Katuna into Uganda.

Earlier this year, MTN Uganda become the first operator in Uganda, and one of the very first in the region and on the African continent to successfully launch its 4G LTE network.


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