Telkom promises South Africa faster network
Telkom says it has successfully concluded testing using an advanced multiple antenna system called Massive MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output), which promises much faster 4G/LTE speeds.
The telco says it concluded Africa's first demonstration of 2.3GHz LTE TDD Massive MIMO - which will enable mobile customers to achieve data at a rate up to five times faster than current 4G technology. This will result in better throughput speeds and improved coverage, it says.
Apart from other cellular providers and fibre providers, many in SA still rely on Telkom for slow ADSL. 4G and 5G are the big hopes to fill in the blank areas where there is no fibre. 4G has already done a good job at this but demands are increasing and this new tech sounds like it will up performance for many in South Africa. It is rolling out quicker than fibre at least. This is probably more 4.5TG than true 5G.
|Telkom promises faster network | ITWeb
The operator has successfully concluded testing using an advanced multiple antenna system, called Massive MIMO, which promises much faster 4G speeds and a step towards 5G.