MTN Congo launches commercial 4G services

14 Dec 2016

MTN Congo, the largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers in the Republic of the Congo, has become the first cellco to launch commercial 4G services. Confirming the development in a blog post, the country’s Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Leon Just Ibombo, said that LTE-based services had officially been made available at the tail-end of last week, with a ceremony held in the presence of the country’s prime minister to mark the occasion.

With MTN offering LTE-based plans under the ‘4G Turbo’ banner, it has a number of tariffs available at launch, with residential prices starting at XAF500 (USD0.81) for a 60MB allowance at the maximum speed possible (valid for one day), rising to XAF60,000 for a 45GB data cap (valid for 30 days). In terms of coverage, meanwhile, MTN’s website indicates that at launch the 4G network is available only in selected areas of the capital Brazzaville, as well as parts of the country’s second largest city, Pointe Noire.

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