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MTN joins LTE network

MTN has started with LTE network that allows speeds of downloads up to 70Mbit/s in Gauteng which is currently available in some parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria. So far, 100 sites have the pilot LTE network but MTN SA chief technology officer Lambo Kanagaratnam mentions that they will expand soon.

The network was built by Ericsson and Huawei which isn’t open to for public use yet at this stage but MTN can launch very aggressively. There have been many problems regarding the launch date. This may be a strategy to welcome the 4G LTE devices.