MTN has launched its LTE network in Uganda, becoming the first in the country and one if the first in the region to successfully roll out a 4G network.
HumanIPO reported in January on the operator’s plans to roll out LTE, which offers internet speeds almost three times that of any existing mobile connection in Uganda and the rest of the region.
“We are happy to claim another first in Uganda with this momentous announcement as MTN Uganda successfully launches its 4G LTE network offering World-class internet services to our customers,” said Ernst Fonternel, MTN Uganda’s chief marketing officer. What is even more pleasing is that we’ve done this ahead of many other advanced economies around the world.”
Fonternel said the launch is part of a bigger network transformation plan, with the company making investments in data infrastructure in Uganda, among other things.
“This launch further emphasizes MTN’s commitment in not just transforming its own network but also the businesses of its Corporate and SME customers while contributing positively to the overall development of the ICT sector in Uganda,” he said.
“The higher LTE speeds will give our customers lower latency which translates into a much more stable user experience. The technology’s impressive speeds create endless possibilities for the user including instantaneous music and picture downloads.”
The service will initially be available in greater Kampala, with other towns to follow. There are currently 20 locations fully integrated onto the LTE network.