MTN Ghana says it is investing in advanced switching technology, dubbed ‘The Blade Cluster’, as part of efforts to improve network quality across the country. A spokesman for the cellco, Bright Girentsi-Annku, told reporters that the new switching technology will result in higher capacity and enable MTN Ghana to process calls at a significantly higher speed. The MTN official went on to say that the firm is also in the process of deploying two additional switch centres in the capital to give it ‘the most advanced and world class switching facilities in the country’. Elsewhere, MTN Ghana is rolling out a new internet protocol (IP) network based on multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), to increase transmission speed and capacity, and has also laid 1,800km of fibre-optic cabling, with an additional 500km due to be deployed soon. Girentsi-Annku claims that MTN Ghana currently enjoys a 55% share of the mobile market, carrying 60% of Ghana’s local and international call traffic.
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