Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider MTN, has launched its 4G+ service to provide faster data speeds with widest coverage for its customers.
“The 4G+ service runs on 4G LTE Advanced technology using the combination of the 800MHz and 2600MHz for carrier aggregation which is an enhancement on the 4G LTE experience. This provides more capacity and enhanced data speed of up to 20x if migrating from 3G to 4G+ and 5x if migrating from 4G to 4G+”, a release issued in Accra today said.
Announcing the service, the CEO of MTN Ghana, Mr Selorm Adadevoh, expressed delight at the extent to which the 4G+ technology will further impact the development of the country as it provides more opportunities for Ghanaians to fully utilise digital services.
“The underlying belief we have, which drives us in providing more enhanced technologies, is that, everybody deserves the benefits of a modern connected life.”
He said, this year is MTN’s ‘Year of the Customer’ and to make “our customers lives a whole lot brighter we continue to invest in the latest technology to enable them experience an enhanced digital lifestyle”.
“Additionally, it will also go to support the growth of the country in the areas of Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data” he added.
He said, “With faster internet and wider coverage, the transmission of data can be done with ease, on-the-go, with the best speed everywhere. Higher speed internet broadband promotes business growth and enriched social lives, ultimately boosting national development.”
The Chief Technical Officer for MTN Ghana, Mr Thomas Motlepa, sharing details on the enhanced service said the company had already deployed 1,226 total 4G LTE sites of which 625 sites are 4G+ in all regions nationwide especially regional capitals and key towns.
He added that plans for full national coverage are presently ongoing.
NCR commends MTN
Meanwhile, the Network of Communications Reporters (NCR), has commended MTN Ghana for the laudable acheivement.
“This latest development affirms your position as the market leader and we are delighted that through this, customers will have enhanced data services”, the Dean of NCR, Mr Charles Benoni Okine said.
He said it is the expectation of the NCR that MTN will expedite action to reach the entire country with the latest service to enable the underserved areas also access quality data services.
Mr Okine said with the launch of the government’s One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative, more companies in the rural areas and districts will be requiring high speed internet services to be able to do good business and, therefore, this “comes in handy”.