Cell C LTE-Advanced launched

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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.

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