Huawei has announced that the African mobile networks operator MTN will use Huawei’s IP RAN solution to fully upgrade their mobile backhaul network in Nigeria. The upgrade will enable MTN to provide 100 Mbps mobile Internet access for users in Nigeria.
Mobile Internet services are developing quickly in West Africa. A growing number of users watch videos on mobile devices, and video services have now become a basic service expected from operators. To improve the service experience for mobile users, MTN, the biggest mobile operator in Nigeria, has decided to build an experience-driven mobile backhaul network to improve the bandwidth and reduce the latency.
Huawei’s IP RAN solution uses ATN series routers to form a 10GE access ring and uses terabit routers to form a 100GE core aggregation layer to enable MTN to provide ultra-bandwidth video services with optimal user experience. In addition, through collaboration with Huawei’s Layer 3 Microwave solution, Huawei’s IP RAN solution extends Layer 3 to the edge of the backhaul network, shortening end-to-end service provisioning from two weeks to one day, said Huawei.
Hassan Elchami, CTO of MTN
We have deep cooperation with Huawei in multiple domains, including fixed network, wireless network, application and software, data center, cyber security, and management services. I believe that Huawei’s experience-driven IP RAN solution will enable MTN to provide better user experience and achieve great business success.