MTN Uganda Selects JDSU to Support Mobile Network Quality Enhancements
Recently Acquired Arieso Solutions Support Largest Mobile Network in
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 -- JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU)
(TSX: JDU) today announced that MTN Uganda has selected its ariesoGEO
platform and GEOperformance application to improve network quality
and customer experience. MTN Uganda operates the country's largest
multi-vendor, multi-technology network.
JDSU's customer-centric ariesoGEO solution will support MTN Uganda's
GSM and UMTS networks, and is ready to support the rollout of its LTE
network that was launched on April 25, 2013. MTN Uganda has become
the first operator in Uganda, and one of the very first in the region
to successfully launch its 4G LTE network. ariesoGEO uses location
intelligence to transform RAN planning and performance engineering.
This increases operational efficiency and improves network
performance, enhancing the customer experience.
"We are committed to providing the best service for our customers,
whether it is through new innovative products or by constantly
improving and enhancing our network. The continuous capital
expenditure (CAPEX) investment by MTN is aimed at ensuring consistent
and reliable network quality for all existing customers and also to
enable many more new customers to enjoy the best of what mobile
technology has to offer," said Rami Farah, CTO of MTN Uganda.
Rami Farah added, "ariesoGEO will enable us to take a proactive
approach to customer service, helping us react quickly to issues,
while improving the quality of the overall network. As our network
continues to grow, so too will customer expectations. JDSU will help
us meet those needs."
"We are delighted to be working with an innovative operator that has
such a strong commitment to customer experience and network quality,"
said Shirin Dehghan, General Manager of JDSU's Arieso business unit.
"Our GEOperformance application will assist MTN Uganda in identifying
specific problem areas in the network, helping to ensure its
customers, including VIPs, are getting the best possible experience."
JDSU acquired Arieso in March 2013, adding the world's leading
intelligent, location aware solutions for mobile network operators to
its Communications Test portfolio. Arieso solutions locate, store and
analyze data from billions of mobile connection events, giving
operators a rich source of intelligence to help boost network
performance and enrich user experience. This intelligence transforms
the effectiveness of network performance engineering; enables
customer-centric self-optimizing networks; creates true understanding
of customer experience, and enables monetization of unique insights.
The proven Arieso carrier grade solutions are resilient and highly
scalable. Operating on five continents, clients include mobile
operator groups such as America Movil, AT&T, MTN, Telefonica and
Vodafone, and leading equipment vendors including Alcatel Lucent and
About MTN Uganda
Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading
telecommunications firm in country. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug and
About the MTN Group
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a
multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in
Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE
Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN." As
of 30 September 2012, MTN recorded 183 million subscribers across its
operations. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug; www.mtn.com and
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