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MTN boosts network capacity for festive rush

Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs, MTN SA

JOHANNESBURG – MTN South Africa is boosting its network capacity to address festive season demand.

Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs: MTN SA, said the network upgrades will enable MTN customers stay connected while they visit their families this festive season.

The improvements provide them with the world-class network experience they have become accustomed to in metropolitan areas, the executive said.

“We are constantly enhancing our network, improving the quality, the data speeds and our reach across the country. These holiday boosts will help make sure that quality experience stays in place, no matter where our customers travel,” O’Sullivan said.

The network has been enhanced in tourist hotspots, high traffic rural areas and along major freeways around Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and Western Cape.

The multi-pronged network optimisation programme includes the roll out of new base stations and technology upgrades on selected 3G and Long Term Evolution stations, including the most remote areas that have previously lacked connectivity.

MTN will also keep track of large New Year’s Eve events and where required, add mobile base stations to reduce the midnight congestion.

While the N1 and N2 are covered by 3G coverage, MTN has also installed LTE coverage at major stopping points to provide throughput and capacity for users with high data demands.

In terms of rural coverage, MTN has maximised capacity provisioning on its network in Madadeni, Mount Fletcher, Emondlo, Bizana, Phuthaditjaba, Jozini, Eshowe and Esikhawini to cater to the holiday population.

Additionally, MTN has expanded LTE coverage from St Lucia down to the Wild Coast.

– CAJ News