Mtn has become the first operator in Uganda, and one of the very first in the region and on the African continent to successfully launch its 4G LTE network.
Long Term Evolution technology (LTE) is the latest technology in the world with the fastest internet speeds of up to 1,00Mbps, giving customers the most seamless experience in data services.
Popularly known as 4G, LTE is a ‘standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for data terminals and mobile phones’. 4G LTE data networks provide mobile ultra-broadband internet access.
“We are happy to claim another first in Uganda with this momentous announcement as we launch our 4GLTE network offering world-class Internet services to our customers. What is even more pleasing is that we’ve done this ahead of many other advanced economies around the world,” said Ernst Fonternel, the MTN Uganda chief marketing officer.
The launch of LTE represents a major stride in mobile connectivity capabilities in Uganda. The service offers almost triple the speed of any existing mobile connection available commercially in Uganda and in the region.
“This launch further emphasises 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,” Fonternel added.
For the customer, this means you can download large files in no time, stream music videos and HD movies without buffering and upload pictures without delay. These services will significantly transform the way you interact with the world.
“The higher LTE speeds will give our customers lower latency, which translates into a more stable user experience. The technology’s impressive speeds create endless possibilities for the user, including instantaneous music and picture downloads,” said Fonternel.
Over the last two years, MTN has made major investments to its data infrastructure in Uganda, expanded the mobile distribution foot print and greatly enhanced the mobile core, radio capacity and network infrastructure.
MTN’s LTE service will initially be available in greater Kampala, with other towns to follow in the very near future.