South Africa: MTN intensifies network improvement exercise
MTN South Africa has invested more than R20 billion in the past two years to expand its network.
The company’s Acting Chief Technology Officer, Krishna Chetty, disclosed the investment in Johannesburg during a press briefing.
He said such investments would improve voice quality, enhance data throughput and guarantee network availability.
These, he pointed out, would be the key drivers that will propel and enrich customer experience and make MTN the preferred network of choice for broadband services.
“Capacitating our network across a variety of applications does not only increase revenue, but it also improves consumer perception about network experience and contributes to a consistent customer experience,” said
To that end, Chetty said MTN has set itself a target of decreasing the number of dropped calls on its network by up to half before the end of this year.
In addition, MTN has pledged to increase peak user speeds by up to 28 percent for 3G, and 108 percent on the LTE network.
Over the years, MTN has made significant investment for the rollout of its radio transmission and fibre networks.
Between 2010 and 2012, MTN added 1 320 fibre sites to its network, while in 2013, 2014 and 2015 MTN deployed an additional 858 556 and 355 sites respectively. This year, MTN plans to add 611 new fibre sites to expand
its significant fibre footprint.
Source: CAJ News