MTN commissions fibre project in Uganda

Cable set to boost Uganda's connectivity with neighbouring countries
MTN Group is investing heavily in Uganda.
MTN Group is investing heavily in Uganda.

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MTN Uganda has officially commissioned its fibre network at Katuna Border in Kabale district.

The cable will boost Uganda’s connectivity with the rest of Africa by providing a link an additional submarine cable SAT-3 to Rwanda via the Tanzania route from Dar es Salaam.

MTN CEO Mazen Mroué described the commissioning of the new fibre system at Katuna as a “major development” for the ICT services in Uganda and its neighbouring countries.

“It will substantially improve the connectivity with neighbouring countries and the world by connecting Uganda to an additional submarine cable SAT-3 to Rwanda via the Tanzania route from Dar es Salaam," he said. "This is in addition to the other two cables already connected through the Kenya route from Mombasa which provide Uganda with unique redundancy and a backup structure for secured and reliable connectivity while providing quality voice and data services."

In January, MTN Uganda said that it planned to deploy an LTE network in Uganda as part of a $70 million investment earmarked for 2013.

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