MTN network ready for festive season traffic surge

MTN announced that it has optimised its network capacity and coverage to cater for increased voice and data traffic over the festive season.

The operator said it expects traffic on its network to peak during the next few days as people take a break from work spend more time on social media, streaming media on their devices, and reconnect with friends and family.

MTN said its festive season network improvements are part of the ongoing network upgrade that it embarked on in the last eighteen months.

It includes improving network quality and coverage along the freeways, national roads and high density areas across the country, to reduce dropped calls and boost indoor coverage and speeds.

“We are confident of the work we have done to enhance our network quality and coverage in preparation for the holiday season,” said Giovanni Chiarelli as the new Chief Technology and Information Officer.

Chiarelli said MTN has upgraded its system nodes and data centres to cater for increased voice and data traffic.

“The multi-pronged network optimisation strategy also encompassed a site by site analysis, the enhancements of software features equipped with an early warning system functionality that allows MTN to detect glitches before they manifest themselves, and improved network capacity and skills,” Chiarelli said.

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