Vodacom launches new LTE devices

Vodacom has tripled the number of LTE-enabled base stations on its network from just under 70 at launch in October 2012, to over 200 in Johannesburg. Testing has begun in Cape Town.

“LTE represents a step change in mobile capabilities. Thanks to faster speeds, we’re able to unlock the true potential of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices,” said Zunaid Dinath, Vodacom’s chief officer sales and distribution.

Vodacom has also increased the number of LTE devices on sale at Vodacom World in Midrand and selected Vodacom outlets across Gauteng.

Customers can now buy the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Vodafone K5006, and Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE dongle modems from Vodacom outlets.

The LTE service is currently only available to Vodacom contract customers and will be available to top-up and pre-paid customers in 2013.

“The LTE devices will automatically switch to the 3G network when LTE coverage is not available,” Vodacom said.

Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Vodafone K5006, and Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE dongle
Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Vodafone K5006, and Alcatel One Touch L100V LTE dongle

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