If the plans by MTN stay on track, Uganda may just be the first country in East Africa to enjoy the next generation wireless technology referred to as Long Term Evolution (LTE). In a press release earlier this month, MTN Uganda CEO said they have plans to roll out LTE in Uganda in the next few months.
MTN confirmed that it is upgrading its network infrastructure so that it can provide its customers with internet speeds of up to 100Mbps. According to MTN, these speeds will provide customers with faster access to the internet and high quality live video streaming.
Mazen Mroué, MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer said that LTE can be used to determine the level of technology development and that the company is committed to the development of the ICT sector in Uganda.
At the moment, the company has deployed close to 2800Km of fiber with over 1100 base transmission sites. The company plans to spend $70 million that will mainly be used in expansion of the network infrastructure.