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Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks injects $10mln in 4G upgrade project

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 10:27
Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks injects $10mln in 4G upgrade project

(Ecofin Agency) - In response to the recent trouble on its 4G coverage, broadband Internet provider Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks, a joint-venture between Korea Telecom and the Government of Rwanda, has invested $10 million to upgrade its network.

Works will be conducted in two phases, the first of which is already underway and runs until December 15. Phase I concerns the optimization of communication systems while Phase II, set to end by March 2020, will focus on the deployment of a new LTE Advanced service in Kigali and other busy cities.

Daeheak AN (pictured), CEO of KTRN, said the investment will ensure an improvement in the quality of Internet service and “trigger another innovation and ICT development in Rwandan's daily life as well as offer new business opportunities to many start-ups; that aligns well with our vision moving forward.”

With LTE Advanced, KTRN, whose network already covers 95% of the territory, with an Internet penetration rate of 52%, wants to go further and reach more people for greater digital inclusion.





 
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