MTN to deploy LTE in Uganda

Telco to invest US$70 million in 2013, says CEO
MTN has operations throught Africa. (Photographer: David Newton ? O?MAGE Limited)
MTN has operations throught Africa. (Photographer: David Newton ? O?MAGE Limited)


MTN Uganda plans to deploy an LTE network in Uganda during the coming months as part of a US$70 million investment earmarked for 2013.

MTN will start to roll out the LTE network, which is expected to be the first in East Africa, in the next few months.

“MTN remains committed to the development of the ICT sector and the Ugandan economy,” said Mazen Mroué, CEO, MTN Uganda.

Over the last two years, MTN Uganda has made significant investments, with some $80 million invested in 2012, according to the company. It launched the first mobile money service in Uganda, introduced 3G+, expanded its distribution foot print, and enhanced its core, radio capacity and infrastructure.

It also extended its fibre network by laying optical fibre and built regional switching centres in the North, East, West and Central regions.

MTN Uganda launched services in 1998. It competes with operators including Bharti Airtel, Uganda Telecom, Orange and Essar.

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