MTN Ghana selects Ericsson for deploying LTE network

MTN South Africa
Mobile service provider MTN Ghana has selected Ericsson for deploying LTE network in the Greater Accra region.

The deployment will enable MTN to offer mobile broadband experiences based on HSPA and LTE technologies to its 16 million subscribers.

Ericsson will install its radio solution which supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA, and LTE. Ericsson competes with rivals such as Huawei, ZTE and Nokia.

Ericsson offers 2G 3G LTE solution enables telecom operators to support existing 2G and 3G traffic with current resources, thereby freeing up spectrum to provide LTE data services and positioning operators to capitalize on mobile data growth.

WCDMA/HSPA combined with LTE will account for almost 80 percent of subscriptions in the region by the end of 2021. Data usage will grow 15 times, with LTE subscriptions growing 28 times, as per the Sub-Saharan Africa appendix of the Ericsson Mobility Report.