Liberia: Orange Launches LTE in Gbarnga

The launching marks the second 4G/LTE site opened by the Orange outside of Monrovia in ... of the new site was in furtherance of a target set by the Orange Group CEO for Africa/Middle East, Mr. Bruno Mettling, who had assured Liberians that Orange would ... ( read original story ...)

Why Vodacom can’t offer 100% 4G or LTE-A coverage

He noted that this was primarily due to the large rural areas across South Africa with low population densities ... while Vodacom was able to refarm 2G and 3G network capacity to roll out LTE in the country’s largest cities, it can’t currently ... ( read original story ...)

Vast Networks is up for sale – report

A mobile operator using LTE-U needs multiple microcells (similar to Wi-Fi hotspots) using unlicensed spectrum to offload traffic from its sites which use licensed spectrum. In South Africa, where mobile operators are starved of spectrum, an LTE-U network ... ( read original story ...)

Powys man gets broadband via satellite over Africa

"It's an astonishing technological achievement," he said. Where Prof Spry lives also has sporadic 3G coverage so he researched his options and decided to invest in satellite technology. A BT spokesman said: "Heol Senni is in scope to benefit from the ... ( read original story ...)

Increased 4G-LTE investment key to Africa’s journey to 5G

As the ICT industry worldwide takes steps to advance the evolution of networks, including recently approving the Non-Standalone 5G New Radio (NR) that will enable early 5G deployments, one expert recommends greater investment in 4G-LTE across Africa in ... ( read original story ...)