Monday, May 20, 2013

NI Deployments [251]: MTN [Uganda] Selected JDSU/Arieso

JDSU announced that "MTN Uganda has selected its ariesoGEO platform and GEOperformance application to improve network quality and customer experience. MTN Uganda operates the country’s largest multi-vendor, multi-technology network" [JDSU acquired Arieso in March 2013 for $85 million in cash].

"JDSU’s customer-centric ariesoGEO solution will support MTN Uganda’s GSM and UMTS networks, and is ready to support the rollout of its LTE network that was launched on April 25, 2013. MTN Uganda has become the first operator in Uganda, and one of the very first in the region to successfully launch its 4G LTE network. ariesoGEO uses location intelligence to transform RAN planning and performance engineering. This increases operational efficiency and improves network performance, enhancing the customer experience".

At the end of Q1, 2013 MTN Uganda had 7.95M subscribers, if which 1.2M had data subscription. Data revenue increased 53,6% in local currency YoY.

Rami Farah [pictured], CTO, MTN Uganda said: “.. ariesoGEO will enable us to take a proactive approach to customer service, helping us react quickly to issues, while improving the quality of the overall network. As our network continues to grow, so too will customer expectations”.

See "MTN Uganda selects JDSU to support mobile network quality enhancements" - here.

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