Vodacom is exploring opportunities available in the fixed LTE-A space in South Africa.
The company told MyBroadband that following its launch of a fixed LTE-A trial service, it is looking at the possibility of expanding the offering.
“Vodacom is currently trialling the value proposition to gauge consumer interest and usage before rolling out fixed LTE-A services nationally,” it said.
“Vodacom will explore opportunities to widely expand the service dependant on consumer interest.”
Vodacom launched two fixed LTE-A packages in October, offering the first 1,000 users to sign up “50GB + 50GB” or “100GB + 100GB” caps.
The deals were aimed at driving data usage and engagement in selected areas, and giving users the chance to experience data speeds of up to 150Mbps.
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Vodacom said thanks to it high-end nationwide network, its LTE-A packages will offer users excellent connectivity.
“As South Africa’s best 4G network, we are confident that we will be able to offer the best fixed LTE-A experience,” said Vodacom.
The company added that it is in discussions with Rain regarding a roaming agreement for LTE-A services.
“Similar to all other national roaming arrangements, Vodacom and Rain will first need to conclude a commercial agreement for Rain customers to roam on the Vodacom network.”
“The discussions between Vodacom and Rain are ongoing in this regard and have not yet been finalised.”