Vodacom Lesotho, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has launched a 4G LTE network, reports the Sunday Express. The high speed mobile broadband service, which went live on 2 October, is available on a pre- and post-paid basis, with customers able to opt for an indoor modem or a mobile Wi-Fi modem. Johnny Dos Santos, Vodacom’s executive head of Enterprise and Consumer Business, said: ‘The lightning fast speeds offered by the LTE network will revolutionise the internet experience for Basotho everywhere, whether at home or at the office, through the affordable packages that we have put in place, both for those wishing to connect on a pre-paid or post-paid basis.’ TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that South Africa-based Vodacom was awarded a licence to operate mobile services in Lesotho in June 1995 and went on to launch commercial GSM-900 services in May 1996. The operator said it acquired 2×15MHz of 800MHz spectrum – suitable for the roll out of 4G services – in October 2013.
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