Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicacoes (CST) has announced the launch of its commercial high-speed 4G mobile services. According to the official release, the commercial launch took place on August 8, accompanied by a ceremony attended by various distinguished guests, including senior state leaders, diplomatic bodies, non-governmental organizations, business partners, and suppliers.
CST 4G Services Commercial Launch
CST has commercially launched its high-speed mobile 4G service with national coverage. CST says its 4G Mobile Network, deployed over the last few months in all districts, has 102 antennas across 34 locations, covering over 90 percent of the population.
The company says CST's 4G network is now the largest in Sao Tome and Principe, offering browsing speeds up to 150 Mbps per antenna, 10 times faster than the existing 3G network. According to CST, the introduction of 4G technology improves the quality and stability of the internet for CST customers, as well as allowing for more devices to be connected to the network.
CST stated that it has invested 2.3 million Euros in this technological advancement, marking its largest investment in the country in a decade.
New Internet Packages
CST introduced new commercial internet packages with increased speed, higher data ceilings, and more options, offering better value for customers. According to the telco, Package prices have been reduced, such as the 100 MB Daily Netfone package, which now costs significantly less.
According to CST, activating 4G on mobile phones is easy, with customers just needing a 4G compatible phone and a 4G-ready SIM card. The telco stated that it would provide all the necessary guidance and support for customers to activate 4G.
CST said: "During August, a 1.5 Gbps connection between the two islands will be installed, tripling the current capacity, through one of the largest radio links in the world between islands."
This launch signifies a major advancement in Sao Tome and Principe's telecommunications infrastructure, bringing faster internet speeds, improved quality, and greater accessibility to the population.