Cell C has announced the commercial availability of its LTE-Advanced network in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town.
The roll-out of LTE-A in KwaZulu-Natal will commence in the coming months and will be completed in the third quarter of this year, said the company.
LTE-A is available on the following handsets, classified as Category 6 handsets:
- Samsung Note 5 (SM–920C)
- Samsung S6 Edge (SM-G928C)
- Apple iPhone 6S
- Apple iPhone 6S Plus
- Huawei Mate 8_DS
- Samsung S7 Flat (G930F)
- Samsung S7 Edge (G935F)
- LG G5 (H850)
Cell C promised that more handsets and stand-alone data devices that support its LTE-A network will become available in time.
Users will not see a different symbol for LTE-A on these handsets, said Cell C, with some showing “4G”, while others will show “LTE”.
However, it said subscribers within an LTE-A coverage area with one of these devices can expect to experience download speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Cell C demonstrated its LTE-A capabilities at AfricaCom last year, demonstrating speeds of up to 138Mbps.
“All we need now is the spectrum to become available,” said Cell C.