MTN Launches 4G+ Services in Ghana

Could this mean gradual introduction of 5G services from MTN? MTN Ghana has launched 4G+ services (LTE-Advanced), a faster network than ordinary 4G. This is a move by the mobile operator to provide faster data speeds with the widest coverage for its customers.

Difference Between 4G and 4G+ Network?

4G means LTE or WiMAX, but this is sometimes false. 4G+ Means LTE-Advanced aka True 4G, and it is faster than 4G. The only difference is the maximium theoretical speed, bandwidth and minimium latency you can get. 4G can reach speeds up to 100Mbit/s, while the 4G+ (LTE-A) can reach up to or over 1GBit/s, with less than a few milliseconds of latency.

With the faster speeds (and lower latencies), you can watch a lot of HD movies at once, do some live online gaming, and much more.

In a statement released today, March 19, 2019, MTN said, ‘the 4G+ service runs on a 4G LTE Advanced technology using the combination of the 800MHz and 2600MHz for carrier aggregation, which is an enhancement on the 4G LTE experience.

MTN says that 4G+ technology will further impact the development of the country as it provides more opportunities for Ghanaians to fully utilize digital services.

With the faster Internet and wider coverage, the transmission of data can be done with ease, on-the-go, with the best speed everywhere. Higher speed Internet broadband promotes business growth and enriched social lives, ultimately boosting national development.

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