Cell C launches LTE network; to offer Wi-Fi calling from 1 October

Telecoms

South African mobile operator Cell C has launched its 4G LTE network in Gauteng and parts of Durban, with plans to have 200 LTE-enabled sites in operation at year-end and 4,000 base transceiver stations (BTS) by 2017.

The cellco – which deployed its 4G network using 10MHz of spectrum in the 2100MHz band – said that 400,000 subscribers have already been ‘provisioned’ for LTE; the company disclosed that prospective users should expect average downlink speeds of 30Mbps.

Meanwhile, the operator will introduce a promotional LTE subscription plan from 1 October, which will offer 100GB of data allowance for ZAR100 (USD7.2) per month. The deal however will only be available to 1,000 subscribers in Gauteng and 500 users in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Source: All Africa