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Rural area connectivity to LTE LTE-A

Good day Telkom. I'm hoping that you can hear my cry.
I am a telkom mobile customer with some other people who have switched to telkom in the past 12 month. I reside in rural area in Kwazulu Natal called Kwamhlabuyalinga. We regularly struggle with a secure connection to grow economic activity in the area due to the fact of limited fast internet connection. My plea is to please consider developing infrastructure preferably with 4G and LTE coverage since the company is driving growth in this sector. I can vouch that there is a pronounced population using telkom mobile with growing frustraction because we are roaming under MTN, which is very expensive when is comes to data purchasing especially because we are forced to purchase all network data dundles. As the young population of the Kwamhlabuyalingana area we wish for assistant in this problem since there is limited or non existant funding in telecommuncation funding in our region. With a growing working force we are very eager to take advantage of your LTE and LTE-A packages. I understand that business strategy is too improve urban connectivity because of the potential customer base compared to rural areas but I believe we should not be overlooked because the potential growth of education and the economy that could happen which would fast track rural development for home and business.
I have taken responsibility to be the voice of my community in fast tracking our digital transformation. I hope Telkom really does take careful consideration in what we say in these community blogs.

Kind Regards
S.Z. Ngubane
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Re: Rural area connectivity to LTE LTE-A

I hope they will, at some point respond to your question because I am also frustrated like you mfoka Ngubane. I am based in East London for work but my home is in St Lucia (Isimangaliso Wetland)... There is no Telkom signal in an area. It is frustrating. I am on LTE contract but for about 2 months when I am on leave, I pay for nothing. 

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Re: Rural area connectivity to LTE LTE-A

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Some areas don't even have 3G in rustenburg

I think everyone wants LTE-A not just LTE.




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