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MTN optimising its network

For immediate release

15 April 2015

 

MTN optimising its network

 

To improve the coverage and quality of its network, MTN announced a R10 billion investment in capital expenditure in March earmarked for 2015. This massive investment has been allocated for infrastructure upgrades across the country in order to optimise the network and provide better service and connectivity to our customers.

 

The network upgrades have already commenced at various regions across the country and entail, among others, the construction of new base stations, the refarming of existing voice spectrum for deployment of new generation technologies such as the Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

 

Upgrades in KZN, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Centurion outside of Pretoria have been successfully completed this week.

This optimisation exercise is aimed at ensuring that the network is of an acceptable standard and is capable of satisfying their needs of the customers.

 

We are currently upgrading our DPI connectivity and this might result in intermittent service disruption when streaming on certain website in the areas where upgrades have not taken place.

 

It must be noted that in the event of a power failure, MTN base station are powered by batteries or generators and part of our investment is to ensure that all base stations are capacitated with the necessary batteries and generators.

 

We wish to apologise profusely for any inconvenience caused. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the beginning of May.

 

ENDS

 

FOR MORE MEDIA INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager – PR and Communications, MTN SA

Cell: 083 212 1964 / E-mail: Bhengu_b@mtn.co.za

 

Mamello Raborifi: PR Specialist, MTN SA

Cell: 083 214 5681 / E-mail: mamello_r@mtn.co.za

 

 

ABOUT MTN GROUP
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 22 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 December 2014, MTN recorded 223.0 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.mtn.com

 

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