MTN Zambia introduces mobile base transceiver station

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia

MTN Zambia has introduced a mobile base transceiver station on the local market to boost network capacity and coverage in areas where a large number of people occasionally gather.

The mobile base transceiver with a pneumatic mast and an adjustable height of up to 30 metres is dubbed "the perfect solution" for fast deployment of cells for short-term applications at special events such as traditional ceremonies, football matches, and concerts amongst others.

The MTN "cell on wheels" was first used at the just-ended Agriculture and Commercial Show in Lusaka last week.

Chief technical officer Ernest Paul said MTN Zambia was currently implementing its network expansion programme expected to be completed by the end of this quarter.

Paul said the investment covers both 2G and 3G services as well as network modernisation. "We have noted increased social and economic activity in all the areas where we have extended coverage or added data services," Paul told the local Post newspaper.

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