Uganda has joined the growing list of countries to have successfully rolled out 4G technology after MTN announced it had established a new LTE network in the East African country
MTN Uganda chief marketing officer Ernst Fonternel said the roll out would form part of a larger network transformation plan, with the company set to make further investments in the country's data infrastructure.
"We are happy to claim another first in Uganda with this momentous announcement as MTN Uganda successfully launches its 4G LTE network offering world-class internet services to our customers," Fonternel commented. "What is even more pleasing is that we’ve done this ahead of many other advanced economies around the world.
"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," he added.
The new network will offer internet speeds nearly three times faster than any existing mobile connection in Uganda and the rest of the region, and will initially be made available in Greater Kampala, with other towns set to follow over the coming months.
"The higher LTE speeds will give our customers lower latency which translates into a much more stable user experience," stated Fonternel. "The technology’s impressive speeds create endless possibilities for the user including instantaneous music and picture downloads."