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MTN SAfrica calls for speedy allocation of spectrum

Thursday 19 May 2016 | 12:21 CET | News
MTN South Africa has called for speedy allocation of spectrum. CEO Mteto Nyati said the allocation of more radio spectrum will enable operators to improve their service offerings by deploying new generation networks in line with customer requirements. Nyati said that 98 percent of subscribers are served by just 40 percent of the allocated spectrum, which is exerting a constricting pressure on the networks that are built on frequencies that are not suitable for data intensive applications. Lack of high-demand radio spectrum has compelled MTN to re-farm existing spectrum to cater to the pent-up

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: MTN South Africa
Countries: South Africa
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