MTN to launch 4G+ in Ghana

MTN Ghana has introduced its 4G+ service to offer faster data speeds with the broadest coverage for its customers.

The 4G+ service runs on 4G LTE Advanced technology using the amalgamation of the 800MHz and 2600MHz for carrier aggregation which is an improvement on the 4G LTE experience. This offers more capacity and enhanced data speed of up to 20x if migrating from 3G to 4G+ and 5x if migrating from 4G to 4G+.

The CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, stated his pleasure at the scope to which the 4G+ technology will further influence the growth of the country as it offers more prospects for Ghanaians to fully exploit digital services. “The underlying belief we have, which drives us in providing more enhanced technologies, is that everybody deserves the benefits of a modern connected life.”

He further declared, “Additionally, it will also go to support the growth of the country in the areas of Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data. With faster internet and wider coverage, the transmission of data can be done with ease, on-the-go, with the best speed everywhere. Higher speed internet broadband promotes business growth and enriched social lives, ultimately boosting national development.”

On the other hand, the Chief Technical Officer for MTN Ghana, Thomas Motlepa sharing details on the improved service said the company had already positioned 1,226 total 4G LTE sites of which 625 sites are 4G+ in all regions nationwide especially regional capitals and key towns. Plans for full national coverage are ongoing.

MTN continues to be the first to introduce pioneering products and services. MTN first launched GSM technology in Ghana and was the first to commercially roll out all the generations of technologies – 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE and 4G+, just to name a few of several firsts for MTN.