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MTN spends billions on mobile infrastructure

March 29, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

MTN_CEO_Phuthuma_Nhleko.jpgMTN said its multibillion-dollar spend this year was in line with its efforts to improve the quality of its services to meet growing demand for voice and data services. The company is expected to spend more than ZAR4,5 billion on infrastructure projects, including the completion of its Gauteng metropolitan fibre network, extending its national fibre rollout and migrating to a next-generation network.

Says Sameer Dave, Chief Technology Officer of the MTN group: “In a concerted effort to ramp up its service offering, MTN SA has invested billions of rands to improve the quality of our network over a two-year period. This investment enables MTN to move towards a layered architecture to meet the growing voice and data demands placed on network infrastructure,”

“MTN’s move towards a Next Generation Network (NGN) is an integral part of the natural evolution of being a mobile operator. The project will improve existing platforms and roll-out new platforms to enhance data connectivity speeds and voice coverage.”

Last year, the company spent about ZAR5 billion on infrastructure.

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