Ugandan internet users can finally stop worrying about going offline due to fiber cuts. MTN Uganda has announced that it will offer Internet geographical redundancy by providing three Internet Uplinks that guarantee business continuity for its customers.
This means that whether there is a Local Fiber cut within Uganda or a Fiber cut in Kenya or Rwanda, or an undersea cable cut, MTN can use an alternative route to still provide its customers with World-class Internet.
The MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Ernst Fonternel told Red Pepper Online: “Network downtime for Enterprises usually results in significant revenue losses, but this can be avoided by using MTN’s Connectivity to ensure that Customers and their Businesses are never offline. With scalable, customized solutions, We are positioned to make small business bigger and big business better. Your business is never offline.
In February 2013, the South African owned company officially commissioned its Fibre network at Katuna Border in Kabale district. The commissioning of the fibre at Katuna was a major development which has had a positive impact on Uganda’s ICT Roadmap. This landmark development was the first terrestrial link to Rwanda that was earmarked to greatly lower cost and significantly improve quality of communications services in the region. It has since substantially improved the connectivity with neighboring countries and the world by connecting Uganda to an additional submarine cable SAT-3 to Rwanda via the Tanzania route from Dar es Salaam.
This is in addition to the other two cables already connected through the Kenya route from Mombasa which provide Uganda with unique redundancy and a backup structure for secured and reliable connectivity while providing quality voice and data services.