MTN Nigeria upgrades mobile backhaul network

December 13, 2016 2:13 pm0 comments

MTN logoLAGOS, (CAJ News) – A partnership between a leading African mobile networks operator and a Chinese technology firm is poised to enhance
internet access to users in Nigeria.
It will promote mobile broadband development in West Africa.
Huawei, the technology firm, announced that the MTN will use Huawei’s IP RAN solution to fully upgrade their mobile backhaul network in Nigeria.
MTN, the biggest mobile operator in Nigeria, has decided to build an experience-driven mobile backhaul network to improve the bandwidth and
reduce the latency.
This starts with launching the long term evolution LTE network deployment plan. As an important part of end-to-end networks, the mobile backhaul
network is vital for providing an optimal experience for users.
Hassan Elchami, Chief Technology Officer of MTN, said they had deep cooperation with Huawei in multiple domains, including fixed network,
wireless network, application and software, data centre, cyber security, and management services.
“I believe that Huawei’s experience-driven IP RAN solution will enable MTN to provide better user experience and achieve great business success,”
said Elchami.
To date, Huawei has deployed more than 190 mobile backhaul networks in over 100 countries, serving one third of global users.
Mobile internet services are developing quickly in West Africa. A growing number of users watch videos on mobile devices, and video services have
now become a basic service expected from operators.
CAJ News


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