According to recent reports, FNB has invited some of its ADSL clients to test uncapped fixed LTE services.
The trial is reportedly in progress, running from December 2015 to the end of February 2016.
The trial, which was only available to invited FNB ADSL customers, offered free uncapped data over an LTE network with average speeds of not less than 10Mbps.
“This is uncapped for almost all applications and uses,” said FNB.
“These include email, browsing, streaming traffic like video, music, YouTube, Apple TV, [DStv] BoxOffice, Netflix, VPN, real time online gaming, backups, and gaming downloads.”
The LTE network is being provided by iBurst, who are using the trial to test their LTE network roll-out.
iBurst’s LTE test network is being built on its 1,800MHz spectrum, which is the same band Vodacom and MTN uses. While the trial is only testing the current LTE capabilities, iBurst has said that they plan to switch to LTE-Advanced technology after the trial.
iBurst has not released any comment on the planed pricing for an uncapped LTE offer.
According to iBurst, “The trial is to test the new network and quality of service, so package structure and price are irrelevant at this point.”