MTN Irancell has launched the country’s first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in the city of Mashhad. The launch comes in the wake of Irancell’s recent introduction of 3G networks in more than 60 cities, following the government’s relaxation of restrictions on internet access for private users. At launch, 4G services are available via dongles, with very few LTE-enabled handsets available in Iran. Irancell’s CEO Alireza Ghalambor Dezfouli said in a statement that 4G users can expect real-world download speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 40Mbps, upload speeds from 1Mbps to 15Mbps, and latency from 50 to 150 milliseconds.
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