MTN Group, the largest mobile operator in Africa, has chosen TEOCO, a provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions, to standardize its radio and microwave network planning tools.
MTN Group will deploy TEOCO’s planning tools ASSET Radio and ASSET Backhaul across subsidiary networks that span 18 different countries. This includes the ability to standardize the reporting of its population coverage across Africa, to determine the number of subscribers that can access MTN’s services.
As one of the largest operators in the world, working across Africa and the Middle East, MTN faces operational challenges in collecting consistent and accurate data from diverse countries ranging from South Africa and Nigeria to Yemen and Afghanistan.
The use of ASSET Radio and ASSET Backhaul will, says TEOCO, enable a much better view of the reality in each country, which will in turn help focus capex investments where they are most needed. It will also allow MTN to see the impact of its dual-data strategy (which involves delivering high-capacity 4G in cities and broad 3G coverage in rural areas) to drive data adoption across urban and rural areas in all its markets.