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MTN Uganda announces LTE roll-out plans

MTN Uganda will bring LTE to the country during 2013

The roll out of LTE in Africa continues apace as MTN announces that it will be launching a network in Uganda in 2013. The subsidiary of the South African network has announced plans to upgrade its network to offer speeds of up to 100Mbps and said it would be investing $70m in network infrastructure during 2013, following on from the $80m it said it spent in 2012.

MTN Uganda said that over the past two year it has introduce HSPA+, enhanced its core network and extended its fibre network by laying more than 2,800km of optical fibre, while builing regional switching centres across the country. The company said that this has brought internet to one million of its citizens for the first time.

“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 consistently reliable network quality for all existing customers and also to enable many more new subscribers to enjoy the mobile technology.” said Rami Farah, MTN Uganda’s CTO, in a statement.

As far as a launch date is concerned the company is keeping its options open and said that the network would arrive in the, “coming months”.

Parent company MTN has recently launched LTE in South Africa in three cities, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria.

The LTE Africa conference is taking place on the 16th-17th July 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Click here to download the flyer for the event.

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