Subscribers in Garmu in rural Bong County and Yekepa, Nimba County are expressing appreciation as Liberia’s leader in converged telecommunications and partner of choice has again demonstrated a high level of ingenuity and innovation in the area of mobile telecommunications not just in Liberia, but on the continent of Africa, by the invention and deployment of truly versatile Mobile BTS Sites for quick deployment in remote areas with challenging access.
BTS is the internationally recognized abbreviation for Base Transmission Site which, in other words, is a complete GSM radio site. Residents of Garmu, a small town to the north of Palala, are now enjoying quality connectivity on the Lonestar Cell MTN network as the result of the installation of a mobile Base Station Tower (BTS). Another mobile BTS has been installed in Yekepa, a concession town in Nimba County.
Lonestar Cell MTN’s Chief of Corporate Communications Dr. Laurence Konmla Bropleh said that Lonestar Cell MTN was daring to go where no other telecommunications company would go because connecting rural Liberians would be strengthening Liberia’s development in a sustainable way.
Dr. Bropleh said that Liberia’s journey to sustainable development cannot be assured in the absence of technology and specifically in the absence of telecommunications, for every sector of the Liberian society depends on effective communications and the use of mobile telephones.
He said that having operated in Liberia for little over ten years now, Lonestar Cell MTN believes in providing effective support to the accomplishment of the vision of the Liberian government and its developmental agenda.
Mobile Base Transmission Sites revolutionizes and adopts a smarter and practical approach to react quickly to power outages on existing BTS sites, disaster areas where no GSM coverage exist and areas where the network becomes congested because of temporary events like campaigns, sporting events, etc.
Lonestar Cell MTN’s commitment is not to restate the challenges Liberia faces, but rather to advance solutions that would further the growth and development of the Liberian nation and provide excellent service to subscribers.
The Mobile BTS consists of three separate mobile components – quick deployment mast, power house and fully equipped and configured Base Transmission Site. Many times power outages on BTS sites occur despite backup systems being installed.
The Mobile power house provides a quick response time to restore power on the BTS site and shorten the length of time a site would be down and loss of communication to customers. Another excellent advantage the Mobile BTS is its ability to provide additional capacity quickly when busy BTS sites show congestion.
This is true when there is seasonal migration of customers to popular areas for holidays, like July 26, November 29, President Tubman’s Birthday when the beaches are densely populated, soccer games or special events which many times can cause temporary congestion of BTS sites. The Mobile BTS offers a quick response and provides temporary action to add capacity to the BTS sites.