200148846-001Neotel has launched its LTE services across Gauteng today.

Sunil Joshi, MD and CEO of Neotel says that by using fixed wireless deployment, Neotel can optimise the number of connections to each tower thereby delivering better speeds, consistent user experience and minimal disruptions. 

The service will be available in three different connection speeds of 2Mbps, 5Mbps and 10Mbps at a cost of R999, R1799 and R2899 respectively. The fixed wireless solution will cost R1500 to set-up, as it makes use of an antenna, and not a dongle.

The NeoBroadband powered by LTE service is aimed at SMBs and large enterprises. The service is uncapped and unshaped, with a fair usage policy in place. Throttling will take place according to different line speeds, after which speeds will be halved. Limits are as follows: 

> 268GB on 2Mbps
> 671GB on 5Mbps
> 1324GB on 10 Mbps

With the launch of NeoBroadband powered by LTE, Joshi says the company can now offer broadband to low end and high end users, ranging from 1Mbps up to 100Mbps using various technologies like fibre, WiMAX and LTE.

I picked up the following speeds at the launch earlier at Neotel’s HQ in Midrand, via WiFi:


The network is capable of 20Mbps and 40Mbps; however these speeds are not yet available commercially. Currently, LTE is available in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Centurion, and will roll out services to the Western Cape next, and then KZN, sometime next year.