Telkom has expanded its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network to an additional 22 suburbs across South Africa, covering areas in greater Johannesburg, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Tshwane. The operator's LTE-A technology runs on the 2.3GHz spectrum and offers downlink speeds of up to 150Mbps which enables the Operator to provide efficient, high quality and stable LTE-A connectivity to customers.
Telkom claims that its LTE-A speeds are comparable to speeds available over a fibre network and offer a compelling alternative to fixed line broadband for high speed connectivity. Telkom started its LTE-A journey in September when it upgraded its network and demonstrate peak speeds of over 380 Mbps during a demo at the MyBroadband Conference in October 2014.
Attila Vitai, managing director of Telkom Mobile and Consumer
We have received positive feedback from our customers experiencing superfast speeds on Telkom’s LTE-A network. Expanding our network is key to our mission of delivering world-class products and services to our customers. Telkom is on a journey to deliver super-fast broadband on both wireless and fixed lines to cater for the specific needs and requirements of our customers. We have geared ourselves up to be as responsive as possible to what our customers want, be it VDSL, Fibre or LTE-A.