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WBS announces new, national LTE-A network in South Africa

Monday 19 September 2016 | 10:38 CET | News
Veteran banker and chairman of Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), Paul Harris, has announced "a multi-billion Rand" investment in a new, high-speed LTE-A national data network. It will use WBS' existing spectrum assignments in the 1800 and 2600 MHz bands. It will be enabled to use 5G when the technology is rolled out internationally inside the next five years and will place South Africa amongst the leaders in the field.

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Companies: MTN / Wireless Business Services
Countries: South Africa
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