Do you want speed? LTE Advanced gives you a lot more speed. LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of our LTE network, providing you with a more advanced set of standards and technologies and a true 4G experience. LTE Advanced is a step-up evolution from LTE (3.9G) and a next generation of technologies, refered to as 4G.
LTE Advanced is a next generation network technology offering improved quality and coverage consistency of the network, improved and consistent data rates compared to LTE and enhanced network security. Cell C have advanced our coverage making our LTE coverage, the widest in South Africa, offering faster download speeds of up to 100Mbps.
Cell C is constantly expanding its network so visit our coverage map to see if you are covered.
How is LTE Advanced different from 4G?
LTE Advanced promises to deliver true 4G speeds, unlike current LTE networks. You can expect the speed of LTE Advanced to be up to a maximum of 100Mbps. Although the term "4G" is an official yet nonbinding standard set by bodies, such as the International Telecommuncation Union (ITU), it has since been commandeered by Network Operators. What most network operators refer to as "4G" today is perhaps more accurately called "super 3G or 3.9G". It satisfies some of the 4G requirements that the ITU set, but not all of them.
What is true 4G?
4G, also known as Next Generation Network "NGN", is an evolution from the 3G technology offering significant improvement on data rates, performance, quality of service, security and support for multimedia services, making broadband internet to be truly mobile.
Will I need to buy a new LTE Advanced phone or modem?
Yes, you will need a new device to get the high speeds of LTE Advanced. Fortunately, LTE-enabled phones can access the LTE Advanced network until more LTE Advanced devices become available.