We are very happy using TDD LTE instead of FDD – Telkom
Telkom’s LTE network is different from that of other operators – a fact which can be noted from its relatively slow upload speeds.
MyBroadband’s network performance tests show that while Telkom’s LTE download speeds compete with those of other operators, its upload speeds are notably lower.
This is due to Telkom’s use of Time Division Duplex (TDD) technology, instead of the Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) technology used by other LTE network operators.
FDD uses around twice the spectrum required by TDD, and requires upload and download transmission to be synchronous – translating to similar upload and download speeds for users.
Telkom, however, uses a TDD-based LTE network, which uses a single frequency band to receive and transmit data.
Interesting read for those making a decision on an LTE network within South Africa.
|We are very happy using TDD LTE – Telkom
MyBroadband spoke to Telkom about the technology behind its LTE network and whether it was satisfied with the performance of TDD.