Botswana’s mobile market leader Mascom has announced the launch of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, following hot on the heels of rival Orange Botswana’s own 4G switch-on. Coverage details of the new service from Mascom have not been released. The launch came as part of the operator’s 17th anniversary celebrations, ITWeb Africa reports, with Mascom confirming that it now has a 100% EDGE-enabled 2.5G network, while its 3G infrastructure covers 70% of the population. The firm first began LTE trials back in June 2012. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Mascom claimed 51.7% of Botswana’s mobile market at the end of September 2014 with 1.7 million subscribers, ahead of Orange with 26.5% and beMobile with 21.8%.
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