MTN South Africa has announced a significant milestone in its network modernization initiative, achieving an impressive 98% network availability in the Free State and Northern Cape regions. The ongoing modernization drive has strengthened network resilience, enabling enhanced connectivity for users.
With over 50% of sites modernized, the network has demonstrated improved performance, boasting a throughput of 14.09 Mbps and a remarkable reduction in drop call rates to 0.2%. This signifies MTN’s commitment to delivering a reliable and seamless experience for its customers.
Notably, rural areas, including Oppermansgronde in the southern Free State, now benefit from 4G coverage, providing a substantial improvement in connectivity, particularly during load shedding.
Machawe Victor Dlamini, Acting Regional GM for Central Region, emphasized MTN’s dedication to addressing connectivity gaps in underserved communities, stating,
We have extended 4G population coverage across Northern Cape and Free State to 96% and 99% respectively.Machawe Victor Dlamini, Acting Regional GM for Central Region, MTN
This commitment aligns with the goal of bridging connectivity disparities in rural, poor, and sparsely populated areas.
Looking ahead to 2024, MTN South Africa has exciting plans, including upgrading all sites to LTE and expanding the network to reach more underserved communities. These initiatives aim to bring the benefits of a modern, connected life to all, reinforcing MTN’s role as a leader in the telecommunications sector.