MTN scoops fastest internet award

Peter 14th Mar, 2024 Telecommunication Business Edge Reporter
MTN scoops fastest internet award

Ookla Award


Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, has announced MTN Uganda as the Fastest Mobile Network.

The prestigious accolade, presented to the MTN Uganda Chief Executive Officer Sylvia Mulinge at the sidelines of the esteemed Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last week, now cements MTN Uganda's position as a leader in telecommunications excellence.

“This award is the result of MTN’s unwavering commitment to the nation by investing and consistently upgrading the network to serve the ever-growing base and evolving needs of our customers,” said Mulinge.

  • “At MTN, we believe that everyone (regardless of who and where they are), deserves the benefits of a modern connected life – and that working together with government and other partners, we are unstoppable in driving the progress of our country.”

Ookla's extensive analysis, encompassing millions of speed tests conducted with consumers across Uganda between July – December 2023 positions MTN as the undisputed leader in mobile network performance in the country.

The company’s efforts to invest in cutting-edge infrastructure and innovative technologies to enhance network speed, coverage, and reliability are eventually bearing fruits.

  • According to the company’s report for 2023, MTN Uganda saw a 21.4% growth in data consumption (MB per active subscriber), with total data traffic up by 50%, with 4G traffic accounting for about 66% of the total volume.

There has also been increasing traffic growth in 5G services as offices, homes, education, and health facilities adopt the technology countrywide.

Additionally, the company continues to develop partnerships with device manufacturers and distributors to push the affordability and access to smartphones through a number of device-financing schemes.

"Being recognized as the Fastest Mobile Network by Ookla is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at MTN. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and setting new standards in mobile network performance to meet the evolving needs of our customers." Mulinge added.

Over the last four years, MTN Uganda has invested more than USD300 (more than UGX1 trillion) in expanding its network infrastructure throughout the country, in line with the 2018 National Broadband Policy and Uganda’s Vision 2040 commitments.

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