Why LTE?

The benefits of LTE include the quick and easy activation of internet on a business’ premises, especially in areas where Telkom’s copper cable required for DSL has been decommissioned or just not available.

Advantages of LTE & 5G

  • Easy and fast to deploy
  • Completely wireless
  • Affordable and budget friendly
  • Short term contracts available

What is 4G LTE?

4G LTE is short for “fourth generation long-term evolution.” So, it’s actually two terms combined. First, “4G” represents the fourth generation of mobile technology, the next big advancement after 3G. A 4G system must provide capabilities defined by ITU in IMT Advanced. And “long-term evolution,” or “LTE,” is industry jargon used to describe the particular type of 4G that delivers the fastest mobile internet experience. 4G LTE is one of several competing 4G standards along with Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) and WiMAX (IEEE 802.16).

What does 5G NR mean?

5G New Radio (NR) is the wireless standard that will become the foundation for the next generation of mobile networks. 5G NR development is part of continuous mobile broadband evolution process to meet the requirements of 5G as outlined by IMT-2020, similar to evolution of 3G and 4G wireless technologies. In past 3G and 4G connected people, whereas future 5G will connect everything means 5G NR will be connecting our smartphones, cars, meters, wearables and etc. It aims to make wireless broadband same as of wireline with the fiber-like performance at a significantly lower cost-per-bit. With new levels of latency, reliability, and security, 5G NR will scale to efficiently connect the massive Internet of Things (IoT), and will offer new types of mission-critical services.

4G LTE vs. 5G NR

A Short comparison of 5G and 4G technologies is given is table below:


Data Rates


Mobility Support

Spectrum Efficiency

Users Density

Energy Efficiency

5G (NR)

Avg 100 Mb/s Peak 20 Gb/s

~ 1 ms

> 500 Km/h

x3 Better
DL- 30 bits/Hz UL- 15bits/Hz

 1000K/square Km

x100 Better

4G (LTE)

Avg 25 Mb/s Peak 300 Mb/s

~10- 50 ms

Up to 350 Km/h

DL – 6 bits/Hz UL- 4 Bits/Hz

~ 2K / square Km


MFP provides LTE and 5G data services from all major networks. Please contact us to conduct a location specific data analysis to find the best options for your area.