Algerie Telecom (AT) now has more than 250 base transceiver stations (BTS) that can support fixed wireless Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for 100, 00 customers General Manager Azouaou Mehmel has revealed.
According to the El Moudjahid news source, there are two 4G-enabled BTS in each of the country’s 48 wilayas (provinces) and plans are in motion to expand LTE in remote and unreached areas.
Mehmel added that the company has so far signed up 80,000 LTE subscribers since inception of the technology.
In a previous interview with Algerie Press Service (APS) the executive had intimated that commercial LTE technology would be introduced by the end of 2013, and that business customers would be the initial target group because of the high cost.
It was not until May 2014 before the 4G network was introduced commercially to business users.
There are plans to install 2,000 LTE-enabled BTS by end-2015.
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