South African-backed cellco MTN Uganda will continue to expand and improve its infrastructure with the deployment of a 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the coming months, the company said in a statement. The cellco plans to invest USD70 million in infrastructure projects in 2013, following on from CAPEX of USD80 million in 2012. During the June-December 2012 period, MTN deployed 81 new base stations – bringing the total to 1,100 – extended its fibre networks and built regional switching centres in the North, East, West and Central regions.
Commenting on the plans, Rami Farah, MTN Uganda’s CTO added: ‘The continuous CAPEX investment by MTN is aimed at providing our customers with the best possible user experience across the country. We would like to ensure consistently reliable network quality for all existing customers and also to enable many more new subscribers to enjoy the mobile technology.’