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ICT_UgThe minister for ICT, Ruhakana Rugunda has said the rapid growth in information and communication technology has shaped socio-economic changes. Rugunda said the ICT sector has steadily been growing and more players have joined the industry to offer a wide range of ICT enabled services.

These services have enabled tremendous changes that are shaping our society,” Rugunda noted.

These remarks were made during the launch of the new 4G Long Term Evolution Technology (LTE) networks by MTN Uganda. The new network comes with data speeds of up to 100mbps, enabling faster downloads of data and video streaming for people with the right devices.

The 100mpbs speed allows users to download information faster in geographical areas where the network exists. It is much faster than the industry average of 42mbps.

MTN chief marketing officer Ernst Fonternel said: “The new technology will provide more efficient systems for the transmission of existing voice, text and data services.”

“4G LTE brings with it a new suite of exciting multimedia services such as video streaming, games, music videos, sports and news.”

Source: New Vision