MTN has announced the launch of 4G services in Rwanda. The company revealed that the service will be available to customers who own LTE enabled devices. This latest development, according to the service provider, will allow customers to maintain a full 4G experience during a call.
Speaking about the service MTN Chief Executive Officer, Gunter Engling said: “We at MTN aim to provide our customers with the best possible user experience by adapting new technologies such as the introduction of 4G LTE on mobile devices.”
Han-Sung Yoon, Chief Executive Officer of Olleh Rwanda networks, also commented on the launch by saying that: “Olleh commends MTN Rwanda for this achievement and pledges continuous support towards more innovative solutions based on 4G LTE Technology.”
MTN revealed that to enjoy the 4G experience, existing subscribers will have to upgrade their SIM cards to a 4G SIM card. Once connected to the 4G network, customers will dial *345# and select the 4G bundle to purchase a daily, weekly or monthly pack.
4G LTE service is one that is not widespread on the continent, even in countries like Nigeria, it is a quite difficult to use 4G for calls as practically, no network provider can boast of hosting such service.