MTN LTE coverage now available to customers in Rustenburg. (image: Warren Rohner)
MTN has announced that it has expanded the rollout of LTE coverage to customers in Rustenburg, South Africa. This is in line with the telecoms focus of optimising network quality in major cities across South Africa.
The increased LTE coverage in the mining town of Rustenburg was achieved through re-farming of existing spectrum. This LTE activation followed significant new site densification in Rustenburg in 2017 as well as deployment of UMTS900 to improve indoor 3G coverage. The UMTS900 band would supplement the new sites and assist in offering better indoor penetration characteristics. This overall programme in Rustenburg is a continuation of MTN’s network strategy.
“A Bozza network translates to faster download and upload speeds, clearer voice quality and ubiquitous coverage for our customers. At the heart of our network rollout strategy is a commitment to provide high performing networks that cater to the digital boom and voice demands of our customers. I am thrilled at the rate at which we have expanded our LTE coverage and remain confident that our customers will reap the benefits of a seamless and world class network,” says Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Information and Technology Officer: MTN Click here to read entire article
Source:: IT News Africa