According to TechCentral, Cell C has switched on its first two Long Term Evolution (LTE) base stations in Sandton, north of Johannesburg. ‘We are in the process of optimising the sites’, Cell C spokesperson Karin Fourie revealed. ‘Once completed, we will identify and invite heavy data users on our network to participate in a trial’.
Earlier this month Cell C confirmed plans to initiate an LTE trial in Cape Town and Durban in December 2012. The launch, which is also expected to cover a number of unspecified coastal holiday resorts, will be implemented on a trial basis ahead of a full commercial switch-on, which will follow at a yet-to-be-disclosed date. At that time Fourie noted that the rollout would be expanded to Johannesburg and Pretoria early in 2013.