Some parts of Durban are now officially covered by 4G (Long Term Evolution) network announced Vodacom earlier today. Cape Town is said to follow before the end of the year.
“The fact that our engineers have been able to reach over 400 LTE-enabled sites in such a short space of time is no mean feat. Their hard work has meant that today we can be the first operator in South Africa to provide our customers with a commercial LTE service in Durban,” said Alberts Breed, Vodacom’s Managing Executive in KZN.
LTE, or Long Term Evolution, was first launched in South Africa by Vodacom in October this year. The technology, which has the capability to operate at speeds of up to three times faster than 3G technology, is ultimately a game changer when it comes to how people experience the internet. Its higher speeds and lower latency mean a more stable user experience with stutter-free video and almost instantaneous music downloads.
Durban marks the third town to benefit from LTE after Johannesburg and Pretoria.