Vodacom pilots fixed LTE-A service, holds roaming talks with Rain

Vodacom South Africa says its exploring opportunities in the fixed LTE-A sector, reports Mybroadband. The operator says it is currently trialling the proposition to gauge consumer interest and use before deploying fixed LTE-A services nationally, dependant on consumer interest.
Vodacom launched two fixed LTE-A packages in October, offering the first 1,000 users to sign up “50GB + 50GB” or “100GB + 100GB” caps.
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Vodacom said thanks to it high-end nationwide network, its LTE-A packages will offer users excellent connectivity.

“As South Africa’s best 4G network, we are confident that we will be able to offer the best fixed LTE-A experience,” said Vodacom.

The company added that it is in discussions with Rain regarding a roaming agreement for LTE-A services.

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“Similar to all other national roaming arrangements, Vodacom and Rain will first need to conclude a commercial agreement for Rain customers to roam on the Vodacom network.”

“The discussions between Vodacom and Rain are ongoing in this regard and have not yet been finalised.”

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