Mozambique’s TMcel has at long last begun conducting trials of its 4G network.
The operator was aiming for a commercial 4G/LTE launch last year, and has been beaten to the punch by most of its competitors. Vodacom began offering 4G services in September 2018, while Movitel switched on its LTE network in July last year.
However, TMcel could gain an advantage over its rivals in terms of download speeds. Local news outlet A Verdade cited independent test results that confirmed speeds of 11Mbps on TMcel’s 4G network in Maputo – reportedly higher than those typical to the networks of both Movitel and Vodacom.
At the end of 2019, there were around 15 million mobile subscribers in Mozambique.