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Telkom LTE Advanced details surface for SA

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TelkomTelkom has revealed that it will begin the roll-out of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity platform to over 50 suburbs within South Africa, before the end of 2014.

According to the telecom provider, LTE-A can potentially offer speeds of up to 3Gbps. With the upgrade in progress, Telkom is expected to offer its customers peak speeds of over 200 Mbps. This will essentially evolve into the expected 3Gbps speed that the company is aiming for.

The platform runs on the 2.3GHz spectrum. The spectrum, according to the company, offers efficient, high quality and stable LTE-A technology. In comparison, Telkom’s LTE-A could live up to the standards of fibre connections.

Telkom aims to have the first areas connected during the course of December 2014. However, the telecom provider has not provided IT News Africa with a price point for the product.

The initial LTE-A roll-out will enable peak connectivity speeds of over 200Mbps to selected suburbs identified in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape. The specific suburbs to be covered in this initial roll-out are:


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