MTN Liberia earmarks $30m for expansion

Liberian operator to upgrade network and expand its reach to more towns
MTN Liberia is investing $30m in its network.
MTN Liberia is investing $30m in its network.


Mobile operator MTN Liberia is set to invest some $30 million to expand its network and implement “advanced services” for its mobile customers.

The operator, which is part of South Africa’s MTN Group, said that the investment will be used to boost coverage to more villages, towns and cities in Liberia.

MTN Liberia has already expanded its network to an additional 20 locations in the past 12 months, increasing its footprint to more than 160 locations, the telco said in a statement.

The operator, which was formerly known as Lonestar, expanded to cover the region of Grand Kru County on April 2. Moreover, its Grand Kru cell site has been configured with voice-over-IP over satellite, using Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) technology.

The installation of DAMA will allow MTN Liberia to expand the site’s capacity in the future with no need to acquire additional satellite bandwidth. It also increase the speed of EDGE in Barclayville and surrounding areas.

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