Sacci's copper theft barometer, which measures theft from Eskom, Telkom and Transnet, shows an increase of losses to R Meanwhile, fixed-line operator Telkom has also noted major service outages to its services are often caused by lightning, rain and predominantly cable theft.
InSA's industry observers and data-hungry consumers hope to see LTE — commonly referred to as "4G" — sprout beyond its fledgling phase, into a viable alternative to the often challenge-laden technology of asymmetric digital subscriber line ADSL.
Last year, LTE networks were unveiled worldwide, while the new year — just over two weeks old — has seen a further three networks in two additional countries. The GSA further says operators are currently investing in LTE in countries, operators have commitments to invest in countries, and there are 52 pre-commitment trials under way in nine more countries.
GSA president Alan Hadden says the association forecasts there will be at least LTE networks in commercial service by the end of Analysts say while SA's operators — mobile duopoly Vodacom and MTN in particular — have LTE deployment high on their priority lists, it is equally highly-placed on their frustration lists.
Another common sentiment among industry observers is that LTE deployment in SA is both young and slow — but also inevitable.
Dobek Pater, Africa Analysis analyst, says: Pater echoes Goldstuck's remark on the bane holding operators back from the boon: Part of the problem is that the operators need to refarm the spectrum they currently have access to, which probably results in poorer quality services on the 3G network.
That said, he notes the country is seeing an increase in the number of LTE devices on the market, as well as a rapid rollout on the part of mobile network operators.
Once the issue of spectrum has been sorted out, he says, LTE is likely to gain significant traction in the local market. LTE can fill the gap and is a good technology solution for SMEs and the high-end consumer market as a fixed-wireless solution.
Vodacom — SA's largest mobile operator by market share and the first to deploy commercial LTE in SA — says, as at the end of September, that it had increased LTE coverage to over sites across the country, with coverage in most of the major cities in SA. Second operator MTN, which followed its red rival closely, launching a commercial LTE network just short of two months after it, says it is continually investing in "better and faster network infrastructure".
By focusing on controlled distribution and service, products such as the LTE HomeOffice solution have been well received, especially among those who frequently use data applications that are best experienced on a high-speed platform, and by those who are looking for a FLLA fixed-line-look-alike in areas where fixed-line infrastructure is not available.
We intend to deliver significantly more broadband services on LTE as a last mile medium in He notes that Neotel's LTE solution is focused on high-end consumers and small business, and as such uptake has been slow, but there is consistent growth.
Being a newly launched network, he says, Neotel still needs to grow significantly in what has proven to be a tough market.Articles from The Star (South Africa) July 26, on HighBeam Research.
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Meanwhile, fixed-line operator Telkom has also noted major service outages to its services are often caused by lightning, rain and predominantly cable theft.
To deal with cable theft, Telkom announced in March it will migrate its low-cost voice solution away from a copper-based connection to a wireless fixed-line-look-alike. South Africa: Pre-paid migration - Subscribers of two of Telkom's fixed line pre-paid voice services. Waya-Waya and PrepaidFone are being migrated from its copper network to what it has described as a wireless 'fixed-line-look-alike (FLLA)' platform.
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