Google and LG's Nexus 4 smartphone has been shown to work on LTE networks.
The new device has been billed as an HSPA+ smartphone, with no support for the next generation standard whatsoever.
However, a device teardown by popular website iFixit has shown the presence of an LTE modem, although a signal amplifier and filter are missing.
Despite the omission of these parts, hackers on the XDA Forums have managed to force the handset into LTE mode anyway, with download speeds of up to 25Mbps.
However, the Nexus 4 only supports one band of LTE (Band 4), namely the 2100Mhz and 1700Mhz bands. As a result, only the Canadian LTE networks (Rogers and Telus) are supported for now, as US networks utilise a different band.
It appears that no South African networks are supported either due to the incompatible band.