With the ever increasing demand for data services, MTN-Rwanda has announced that today it will begin the final phase of data migration from the old network capacity to the new network capacity for Kigali, which will be complete in the second week of May.
Mohamad Kiwan MTN’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, said in a statement that the migration, “will allow us to be ready for the growing demand on the market.”
The telecom company invested $20 million on the U900 project that will enhance 3G coverage, data volume and improved data speeds using the 900 MHz spectrum.
However, the MTN management warns that during this period, there will be some degradation in the quality of service in some areas where the migration is ongoing.
According to Telcom engineers, implementing this technology involves many activities, which includes removing old existing equipment and replacing that with new equipment with double the capacity of the current network.
272 sites in Kigali will be upgraded with new equipment using the new U900 technology for 3G.
Modernising the network with future proof technology is to accommodate the increasing number of smartphone users and meet the demand of new services and applications.