MTN beefs-up network for soccer cup

By : |June 1, 2010 0

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: MTN, Africa’s cell phone operator, announced that it has spent close to Rs 450 million on infrastructure improvements in the past year, and will spend Rs 4.1 billion on network in 2010, in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup, which kicks off next week.

MTN chief technology officer, Sameer Dave said the company was expecting a jump of 20 terabytes to 30 terabytes of traffic a month on its network.

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Dave added that each of the stadiums will house around 22 base stations, have 38 cells or point-of-radio contacts, and will be fed by 6 km of fibre.

Moreover, all stadiums will have high-speed packet access (HSPA+) base stations capable of theoretical download speeds of up to 21,6Mbit/s.

Not just MTN, but Cell C and Vodacom have are also upgrading their networks to handle the additional traffic during the world cup.

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