MTN Group inks deal with TEOCO to standardise radio network planning in MEA

19 Feb 2020

South Africa-based carrier MTN Group has signed a contract with network optimisation specialist TEOCO to standardise its radio and microwave network planning tools in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. Under the plan, Africa’s largest mobile operator will deploy TEOCO’s ASSET Radio and ASSET Backhaul solution across subsidiary networks in 18 different countries, giving it ‘the ability to standardise the reporting of its population coverage across Africa, allowing it to monitor the number of subscribers that can access MTN’s services’. In announcing the tie-up, MTN noted that as one of the region’s biggest mobile carriers, it has a disparate mix of markets, ranging from South Africa and Nigeria to Yemen and Afghanistan, making it ‘challenging’ to secure accurate subscriber data. The TEOCO solution is aimed at giving MTN Group much clearer visibility on the mobile habits of its subscribers.

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