One of Sierra Leone’s leading mobile communications network, Orange has announced plans to launch its 4G+ internet network in the country.

Orange, acting Marketing Director Felix Macaulay explained that in 2019, the company launched its 4G network which received nationwide consumers appeal, adding that the 4G+ network is an improvement on the existing infrastructure.

He explained that 4G+ is another name for LTE-A, LTE-Advanced or 4.5G and it’s basically a faster version of 4G.

According to Felix 4G+ works through carrier aggregation, which allows 4G phones to receive data from multiple bands in the 4G spectrum. So while standard 4G only uses one band at a time, 4G+ can combine two bands for increased speeds.

Adding that compared with previous mobile network technologies, 4G LTE offers much higher bandwidth speed of data transfer, lower latency faster response times from the network and improved spectrum efficiency increasing overall network capacity.

He said the network is compatible with phones that operates the 26OO band such as iPhones, Samsung and the recent Tecno’s.

High speed connections accelerate business development by providing new opportunities for innovation, expansion, and e-commerce. Connected communities create wealth and opportunity by attracting businesses that want to locate in areas with a strong broadband presence.