Thursday, April 12, 2012

Angola's Movicel Deploys 1.8 GHz FDD LTE with Huawei

Angola's Movicel announced the deployment of Africa's first commercial 1.8GHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Cabinda province, the most productive crude oil region of the country. The network promises downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

Huawei deployed this network for Movicel and was a close partner throughout the project.

Movicel plans to extend the mobile broadband service across the entire country over the next three years. In 2012, Movicel plans to expand LTE coverage to major cities, where economic development urges more information infrastructure.