Cellular South has picked Samsung to build a LTE network and plans to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011. Samsung will supply two LTE Band Class 12 4G smartphone handsets as well as other network solutions operating in the 700 MHz spectrum.
Samsung Mobile and Cellular South plan to launch LTE service by the end of 2011 using voice-over LTE (VoLTE) and continue to expand availability across its 700 MHz footprint in 2012.
“Our move to 4G is driven by our vision of creating an unmatched experience and enabling our customers to experience pervasive wireless Internet connectivity and mobility,” said Hu Meena, president and CEO of Cellular South.
Meena said a number of factors are setting the stage for Cellular South’s 4G network migration, including customers’ evolving appetite for more information, entertainment and functionality along with expectations of immediate access, high speed, easy handling and seamless mobility.