MTN Uganda, a leading mobile telecommunications company recently commissioned its fibre network at Katuna Border in Kabale district in a move that will enhance internet speed to 100 mbps thus enabling improved browsing speeds.
Mr Mazen Mroue, the country’s subsidiary CEO, noted that the system would have a positive impact on the future of Uganda’s ICT and improve connectivity with the neighbouring countries to the East African sub-marine cables at Mombasa and the rest of the world. He added that “In the past, MTN has made backhaul links expansion to the Mombasa submarine cables. This has enabled connectivity with the rest of the world.”
The Minister of ICT, Honourable Ruhakana Rugunda commended MTN Uganda for its commitment to invest and provide support for this crucial sector of Uganda’s economy.MTN Other investments in Uganda includes CAPEX investments exceeded USD 80 million by December.
This investment was mainly towards the expansion of network infrastructure, establishment of ultra-modern Switching and Data Centre, as well The Minister pointed out that MTN Uganda fibre will act as a catalyst for economic development and will support the Ugandan government to further leverage on the existent regional partnerships in the areas of trade and industry and that the government would concentrate on ensuring Internet affordability and security through policies in the pipeline.