8ta LTE network details

SteveO

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The problem Telkom have is that it got a lot of legacy infrastructure, which also need upgrading, and users/businesses to be moved.

Same goes for MTN and Voda.

8ta and CellC have fairly new networks, so it's easier to upgrade.

Not so, MTN and VC have been continuously upgrading their nodes. I actually think they have more capable infrastructure than both cell c and 8ta, both on the core and RAN side.
 

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Not so, MTN and VC have been continuously upgrading their nodes. I actually think they have more capable infrastructure than both cell c and 8ta, both on the core and RAN side.

8ta have a brand new network, especially the RANs, and most of their fibre connections are also new due to new metro Ethernet links...
 

SteveO

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8ta have a brand new network, especially the RANs, and most of their fibre connections are also new due to new metro Ethernet links...

Go and look at MTN and VC's CAPEX over the last 3 years vs 8ta's....just cos 8ta is the new boy doesnt mean MTN and VC have not upgraded their networks.
 

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Can anybody explain how Telkom got their hands on this spectrum for LTE? It was previously assigned purely for fixed links, and the most recent South African band plan has the following footnote regarding the 2.3 GHz band:

"NF 28
2300 - 2400 MHz
South Africa supported the identification of the band 2300 - 2400 MHz for future IMT development at WRC 07. The Authority will undertake a separate consultative process to determine the criteria to access this band."

Friends in high places again?
 
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