This is the introduction of this technology to South Africa.
It offers a very smooth migration path from basic voice to Internet through EV-DO, offering peak data speeds of 2.4 megabits per second (average data speeds 400-600 kilobits per second). This technology provides a satisfactory customer experience for all standard Internet usage including sending/receiving emails, browsing the Internet and downloading content as well as applications.
We plan to continue delivering leading-edge telecommunications technology to suit the needs of our customers and our choice of the CDMA2000 1x-EvDO technology reflects this. Evolutions of CDMA2000 1x-EvDO technology are already in the pipe-line, with EV-DO Rev A offering peak 3.1 megabits per second, EV-DO Rev B in the near future which will deliver peak speeds in the region of 15 megabits per second and EV-DO Rev C in the longer term, which will deliver peak speeds of over 70 megabits per second.
EV-DO Rev A, currently being deployed by leading-edge carriers, is the first wireless technology that will carry multi-line voice as efficiently as native voice.
Unlike other 3G standards, CDMA2000 1x-EvDO has been used extensively for fixed, limited mobility and mobile networks. We are a founder member of the African CDMA Forum - find out more about the CDMA here.
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