MTN selects vendors for Wi-Fi network deployment

21 Oct 2009

Rwandan telecoms operator MTN Rwanda has selected Wavion and Balton Uganda for the deployment of a large scale Wi-Fi network in Kigali. The new network is based on Wavion WBS-2400 base stations, which will provide high speed wireless connectivity to SMEs and residential users in the capital. In the first phase of the project, around 100 base stations will be installed on rooftops and at MTN’s existing cellular sites. ‘We are proud to be selected by MTN Rwanda for their first large scale metro Wi-Fi deployment,’ said Eran Kaplan, EVP of sales and marketing at Wavion, adding, ‘Our superior performance in terms of range and indoors penetration is a key enabler to cost effective city-wide deployments. Our cooperation with Balton Uganda will ensure the customer with a complete and successful turnkey project and ongoing support.’

Rwanda, MTN Rwanda