LTE internet for home or business

How does LTE internet work and what does LTE mean? 

LTE stands for “Long Term Evolution”.
LTE is a wireless mobile broadband internet communication network technology that has good spectral efficiency such as high speeds, low latency and low cost efficiency as well as flexibility in frequency and bandwidth.
LTE uses radio waves that are transmitted by mobile, cell towers.
In short LTE offers higher internet connectivity speeds as well as significant benefits, being wireless makes it easy to deploy and is readily available in almost every area of South Africa.
The terms “4G” and “LTE” are often used interchangeably and “4G” refers to the generation of technology, while “LTE” is the methodology for evolving that generation over the course of multiple releases.
LTE networks transport large packets of data to an internet protocol system (IPS).
LTE allows you to transfer much more data over the internet, much quicker and at high-speed transmissions with low latency.

What is 4G LTE? 

4G is the short term for 'Fourth Generation'.
4G LTE is known primarily for its good broadband capabilities and significantly faster internet speeds compared to the former 3G technology.

How fast is 4G LTE?

4G LTE internet speeds range between the 20 Mbps and 100 Mbps. Speeds typically vary depending on the wireless signal strength and the proximity to a cell tower.

What is 5G LTE?

5G LTE is the 'Fifth Generation' network and is designed to deliver faster internet speeds, lower latency, greater network capacity and more reliability. 

How fast is 5G LTE?

5G LTE has revolutionize internet download speeds and completely change the way devices stay connected. In its most perfect form, 5G LTE is supposed to offer a maximum of 20 Gbps and a minimum of 1 Gbps. However, with so many different options of 5G, speeds vary from 50 Mbps to 200 Mbps.

What is the difference between 5G LTE and 4G LTE?

The main difference between 5G LTE and 4G LTE is that 5G LTE is much faster in terms of internet speed and reliability.

5G LTE also has less latency. Latency measures the delay in a packet's arrival at the destination. It is measured in time units such as milliseconds. Packet loss is a percentage value that measures the number of packets that never arrived.

The technology implemented into 5G LTE networks allows cell sites to support approximately 1 million devices per square kilometer, whereas 4G LTE only supports about 4,000 devices within the same area. 

This significant increase in capacity allows greater connectivity. With faster  internet speeds, extremely low latency, higher capacity, better reliability and new tech, 5G LTE can make vitalization, full self-driving cars, same-day delivery drones, and more a reality. 

What is fixed LTE?

Fixed LTE or FLTE is also a wireless broadband communication for internet connectivity.

The word ‘fixed’ means that the LTE (FLTE) connection is fixed to the nearest tower. Unlike normal LTE that allows you to connect to any tower with the ability to roam, fixed LTE (FLTE) is a fixed high-speed internet connection available on certain mobile towers that have been allocated for this particular use.

The biggest advantage of fixed LTE (FLTE) is that it offers faster internet speeds and lower latency compared to standard LTE.

What is LTE advanced?

LTE Advanced (LTE-A) is an enhanced version of LTE that offers faster internet speeds and greater stability compared to normal LTE. LTE-A achieves higher speeds by aggregating channels, which means that users can download data from multiple sources at the same time.

Benefits of LTE

  • The main advantage of LTE is that it is a wireless broadband internet communication network, which means that you don't need any underground cables in order to have access to the internet.
  • Another advantage is of LTE is that it minimizes data transmission delay compared to traditional copper DSL internet lines.
  • LTE offers lower latency and increased internet data throughput.
  • LTE provides fast data downloads from the internet.
  • LTE networks are widely available in South Africa, making internet connectivity available in almost every corner of South Africa.

We supply, provide all the variations of LTE internet, but check with us for coverage in your area as some of the higher-speed LTE technology is only available in certain areas.


LTE internet (Including a free WiFi router, uncapped data usage) rental starts from R631.35 per month uncapped for our wide range of LTE internet speeds and LTE solutions. 

We also offer capped LTE internet packages from 20 Gigs up to 180 Gigs per month at cheaper monthly fees.

* All pricing indicated is inclusive of VAT.
* Pricing is subject to the LTE network that is available at your address.
* LTE feasibility is dependant on LTE availability at your address.

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