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MTN, Qualcomm collaborate to improve 3G network

By on January 31, 2012

The over 42 million subscribers on the MTN network are expected to enjoy reliable services on their mobile devices as the network provider collaborate with Qualcomm to improve its network.

The Chief Technology Officer, MTN, Mrs. Lynda Saint-Nwafor, said on Monday that the mobile service provider was going to deliver a high-quality mobile experience by improving the 3G key Performance Indicators of its wireless network.

With the partnership she said the full potential of 3G technology would be maxmised on the MTN network.

She said, “As our subscriber base continues to grow, having an efficient and reliable network is essential to providing our customers with a best-in-class mobile experience. Qualcomm’s comprehensive network services and strong expertise in 3G and 4G technologies make them the ideal partner to help us improve the quality of our network.”

She said the 3G network performance optimisation would alow MTN to offer seamless and reliable voice calling, as well as faster 3G data speeds for activities such as texting, sharing multimedia and browsing the Web.

Qualcomm, according to her, will provide technical and engineering support to help MTN benchmark and audit its 3G network to identify potential areas for increased efficiency.

On the partnership, the Senior Director, West African Operations, Qulacomm, Mr. Alex Dadson, said, “Qualcomm is committed to helping operators in Africa to make the most of their technology investments. With our presence in the local Nigerian market, we are pleased to be working with MTN Nigeria to enhance the quality of service on its 3G network. We look forward to continued collaboration with MTN Nigeria as it expands the reach of its mobile services to address the needs of Nigerian subscribers.”