Alfa launches 4G
Download speed to reach 262 Mbps
Alfa has launched the country’s first 4G LTE-Advanced network in collaboration with Nokia.
“The new network enables Alfa to offer significantly higher download speeds of up to 262.5 megabits per second for accessing high-definition video and other data-intensive applications,” the two companies said in a statement.
The deployment of Nokia's carrier aggregation (CA) technology will allow Alfa to provide innovative and high-definition services to data subscribers who currently exceed 74 percent of its subscriber base. It will also help Alfa capitalize on opportunities arising from 5G and the ‘Internet of Things’ technology.
In 2015, the Ministry of Telecommunications set out a vision for 2020 whereby it aims to develop the sector in a five-year plan at an estimated cost of $700 million.
"With an unprecedented surge in data traffic over the Alfa network reaching to 15,000 terabytes per year, the deployment of 4G LTE-A will not only advance the quality of our 4G network but will also help us quickly move toward next-generation technologies like 5G,” said Marwan Hayek, Alfa’s CEO.
Alfa is a local mobile network and is operated by Egypt’s Orascom Telecom.
Reported by Shikrallah Nakhoul
Date Posted: Aug 05, 2016