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Posts Tagged ‘Long Term Evolution’

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    Kenya: Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

    December 5, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has successfully launched its latest LTE Advanced Network in Kenya. According to the operator, it will roll out the 4G services in Nairobi as well as Mombasa. The company will then scale up coverage to other major towns during the...

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    Demystifying Long Term Evolution

    September 10, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Demystifying Long Term Evolution

    Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as more and less costly bandwidth....

  • The commercial rollout of LTE, commonly known as 4G, to Port Elizabeth, represents another milestone for MTN (image: Wikipedia)

    MTN SA expands LTE footprint

    February 26, 2014 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN SA expands LTE footprint

    MTN has extended its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Port Elizabeth, bringing its valued customers in the windy city onto the high-speed new generation network. The commercial rollout of LTE, commonly known as 4G, to Port Elizabeth, represents another...

  • Apple unveiled the iPhone 5s in September, a follow-up to its flagship iPhone 5 model (image: Apple)

    iPhone 5s launched in Kenya

    January 10, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on iPhone 5s launched in Kenya

    Mobile operator Orange has launched Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Kenya, several months after the device’s worldwide launch, including South Africa. “The launch of these two smart devices is consistent with the company’s brand promise of...

  • Eben Albertyn, Chief Technology Officer at MTN SA (image: MTN)

    MTN SA launches LTE in Bloemfontein

    November 5, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN SA launches LTE in Bloemfontein

    MTN SA today achieved another milestone in Bloemfontein by commercializing its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the central region of South Africa. LTE, which is making waves in South Africa’s mobile and telecommunications landscape, offers customers...

  • For many low-cost manufacturers, the future lies in undeveloped regions such as Africa.  (image: REUTERS/George Esiri

    Nigeria’s Swift Networks to put LTE to the test

    September 5, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria’s Swift Networks to put LTE to the test

    Nigerian broadband internet and data services provider Swift Networks announced yesterday that they will be conducting Long Term Evolution (LTE) network tests with over 500 volunteers who will be putting the new network through its paces in preparation for...

  • Kenya's capital Nairobi is set to benefit from LTE (image: Go Africa)

    Kenya urged to adopt Open Access for LTE

    August 29, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya urged to adopt Open Access for LTE

    Kenya is gearing up for the deployment of 4G or Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks throughout the country, but ahead of the deployment telecoms solutions provider Ericsson is calling on Kenya to adopt the Open Access model. By implementing an Open Access...

  • Ericsson and  Zamtel have agreed to demonstrate their capability to deliver state-of-the-art 4G mobile commnications technology (image: Shutterstock)

    Zamtel to demonstrate 4G capabilities

    August 28, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zamtel to demonstrate 4G capabilities

    Ericsson and  Zamtel have agreed to demonstrate their capability to deliver state-of-the-art 4G mobile commnications technology in a live Zamtel mobile communications network, for the first time in Zambia during the 20th edition of the United Nations World...

  • Airtel Nigeria completes LTE trial

    December 13, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Nigeria completes LTE trial

    Mobile service provider Airtel Nigeria has taken a giant stride in its quest to pioneer innovation and lead a new phase of telecoms revolution in the country as it announces the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the...

  • 3G offload onto Wi-Fi – a viable solution

    December 12, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on 3G offload onto Wi-Fi – a viable solution

    Cellular phone usage has grown exponentially, and with the increased popularity of smartphones that can access the Internet and social media, which requires connectivity, mobile operators are finding themselves increasingly unable to cope with the sheer...

  • Vodacom LTE coverage expanded

    November 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom LTE coverage expanded

    Vodacom has tripled the number of LTE enabled base stations in its network from just under 70 at launch a month ago to over 200 in Johannesburg and testing has begun in Cape Town. LTE  (Long Term Evolution) is a new generation of mobile technology with the...

  • SA’s 8ta going aggressive on broadband

    October 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    The annual MyBroadband conference in South Africa was dominated by talk of Long-Term Evolution (LTE), with mobile operators using the platform to explain their delivery strategies. Vodacom was the first mobile service operator to announce that they have...

  • SA’s 8ta launching free LTE trial

    October 4, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s 8ta launching free LTE trial

    8ta has reached a critical milestone in its plans to deliver the next generation of mobile technology as the mobile operator extends an invitation to qualifying customers to partake in a free Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial. Customers within 8ta’s LTE...

  • LTE before the end of the year – Vodacom

    September 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Shortly after South African mobile service provider MTN announced it’s plans to roll out Long-Term Evolution (LTE) to major cities in Africa, competitor Vodacom made comments that they too will be making the 4G technology available for the end of the year....

  • Africa to become a telecoms goldmine

    December 8, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa to become a telecoms goldmine

    Next generation long-term evolution (LTE) technology will be the driving force behind the further development of Africa’s broadband penetration, as African-focused telecommunications companies realise the incredibly growth the continent has made in the last...

  • Africa expected to have 4G networks as early as 2012

    November 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Mobile carriers worldwide are steadily upgrading to Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks that support high-speed wireless services as an increasing number of consumers use tablet computers and Smartphones to access the internet. Due to Africa’s growing mobile...