Motorola seals deal to upgrade MTN’s mobile network

30 Nov 2009

US telecoms equipment supplier Motorola has signed a three-year contract with MTN Rwanda to upgrade the cellco’s wireless network. Motorola will deploy its multi-vendor intelligent optimisation service (MVIOS) to optimise MTN Rwanda’s entire radio access network, enabling the firm to improve its customer service levels and efficiently manage its infrastructure. ‘Motorola’s optimisation service will accelerate improvements in the quality of MTN’s end customer experience,’ commented Eric Pradier, vice-president of Motorola Home & Networks Mobility Services EMEA and Asia Pacific, adding, ‘Our services have been designed to improve performance in multi-vendor, multi-technology environments to ensure that networks operate at a peak performance level.’ According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the Rwandan mobile market is home to three cellcos: market leader MTN; Rwandatel, which is owned by Libyan government investment vehicle LAP Green Networks (80%) and the Social Security Fund of Rwanda (20%); and latest entrant Millicom Rwanda, which launched last week under the Tigo banner.

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