Getesa confirms 4G launch in Equatorial Guinea

Getesa confirms 4G launch in Equatorial Guinea

Recent publicity from Equatorial Guinean operator Getesa has confirmed that it is now offering 4G/LTE smartphone services.

In May 2019, Getesa demoed 4G technology and claimed that it would be able to launch services across Equatorial Guinea’s major cities by the end of that year using fibre backhaul.

However, Getesa’s first social media post confirming its 4G launch was made on 24th December 2020. Getesa has not excused or explained the delay, although TeleGeography notes that over the past year the firm made repeated claims that its 3G network could provide faster data speeds than the 4G networks offered by its rivals.

One such rival, GreenCom (Muni), first launched an LTE offering in June 2019. However, its offering was targeted towards home modem customers rather than mobile users.

Sign-up to our weekly newsletter

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news, articles, event and product updates posted on Developing Telecoms.
Subscribe to our FREE weekly email newsletters for the latest telecom info in developing and emerging markets globally.
Sending occasional e-mail from 3rd parties about industry white papers, online and live events relevant to subscribers helps us fund this website and free weekly newsletter. We never sell your personal data. Click here to view our privacy policy.