MTN Uganda announces higher 3G speeds

MTN Uganda is boosting its Internet data speed by providing a 21.9 Mbps upgrade on its 3G+ service, the company announced on Monday.

MTN Uganda CEO Mazen Mroue (image: Faiswal Kasirye)

With some one million Internet users on their network, the company said there was a need to bolster the existing infrastructure, services and coverage to meet the growing demands of users in Uganda.

The company will establish more than 300 3G+ sites across the country in order to boost customer experience.

MTN Uganda CMO Ernst Fonternel said the move “is another step to improve MTN’s data and mobile services. The launch of 3G+ follows the recent start of its Mutundwe-based multi-million dollar data facility and the MTN Business unit.”

MTN Uganda also said it had expanded its local fiber optic network and has established a number of switching centers across all regions of the East African country. It also said it “has rolled out 78 base transmission sites to new coverage areas.”

The telecom operator added that it “expects to have 2,800 kilometers of fiber infrastructure completed by year-end and this will see 1,100 sites established.”

Mohammad Awad