Gambia launches first 4G device
Gambian network operator Netpage launched its 4G device last week. This is Gambia’s first implementation of 4G and the device even went on sale before the official launch.
Simon Abraham, Netpage CEO said the device aims to “deliver the service of the promise”. He also said it is the next generation communications network and the “next stage of wireless evolution”.
In line with Netpage’s slogan ‘Max Evolution’, Abraham said there was room for innovation, adding that “unless we absorb the entire country on our network, it will not become a reality”.
Netpage top bosses said their towers can carry 40 times more bandwidth than conventional 3G networks, and they are considering covering the greater Banjul area by September this year.
Netpage also said, “The devices that we have can provide speeds of up to 40 megabits. I cannot imagine what 40 megabits is like in Gambia, but I have experienced it and it is actually overwhelming. We have also built a platform that is dynamic for people. You do not have to be tied down to a specific tariff for a specific plan. This means you the user will manage how you want your speed to be”.