MTN launched its LTE-Advanced services in South Africa on 16 March, with Camps Bay, Moreleta Park, and the Gautrain station in Rosebank the first sites to receive the service.
“LTE-A offers MTN’s customers a cutting-edge network experience that is robust – it packs more speed into the same amount of spectrum,” said MTN.
MTN said a “lack of critical high-value spectrum” has forced it to re-farm existing spectrum to cater for the roll-out of new networks such as LTE-A.
“LTE-A is still relatively new and thus only a few high-end devices are compatible with this network. Many older smart devices support LTE,” said MTN.
MTN LTE-A speed tests
The speed tests below show the performance of MTN’s LTE-A network in Camps Bay.