MTN, City Power in infrastructure deal

MTN South Africa has partnered with City Power in Johannesburg and now has access to all of the power electricity distributor’s street pole infrastructure.

This is according to MTN’s head of radio planning & optimisation, Krishna Chetty, who was answering questions at an MTN event held on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 in Sandton.

At the event, Chetty said that MTN currently covers 99% of South Africa’s population with 2G technology, 75% with 3G, and around 3-million people with Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.

Chetty said that MTN was the only mobile operator that has struck such a deal with City Power and that under the terms of the agreement they will be able to roll out embedded telecommunications infrastructure to street poles.

This forms part of MTN’s plans to invest heavily in its infrastructure, and Chetty said that MTN would probably invest around R4-billion into its network during 2014.

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