Major MTN network upgrade for Durban

MTN has rolled out a “major network upgrade” in the greater eThekwini area over the last 18 months, the company has announced.

“Demand for improved speed and connectivity is increasing in tandem with the trends around social media streaming and downloading movies over various platforms, “said Giovanni Chiarelli, CTO at MTN SA.

“The requirement for more 4G/LTE capacity is therefore required as we strive to enhance the lives of even more people that rely on our services on a daily basis.”

According to MTN this includes into an infrastructure sharing agreement with eThekwini Disaster management and emergency control unit with regards to utilising its camera poles.

“The infrastructure sharing agreement commenced in 2010 and is no different to other sharing agreements MTN and other third parties have with one another to share infrastructure, explained Chiarelli.

“The aim is to alleviate the need for more structures in close proximity to one another, which then becomes unsightly.”


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