Telekom’s 4G mobile internet to be accessible nationwide

by the end of 2015 the market leader Telekom’s 4G mobile network will cover 93% of the population

  • Magyar Telekom received today the licenses that enable the use of the frequency blocks won in NMHH’s tender
  • Immediate developments: as of tomorrow Telekom will connect 450 additional base stations, so that its residentialoutdoor 4G coverage will jump to 73%
  • Simultaneously with this it will increase in its entire 4G network the nominal download speed of 4G mobile internet to the highest achievable level, up to150 Mbit/s
  • Faster than planned development will enable Telekom to increase its nationwide 4G residentialcoverage to 80% by the first months of next year and to 93% by the end of 2015

Christopher Mattheisen, Magyar Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer received today the licenses enabling the use of frequency blocks it won in the tender procedure closed on September 29, from dr. Monika Karas, the President of National Media and Infocommunication Authority (NMHH). Telekom is the first among market players to start using the new frequency blocks and through this it will immediately expand further the coverage of its 4G mobile broadband network and increase its download speed to the highest achievable level, up to 150 Mbit/s.

Magyar Telekom held its Annual General MeetingChristopher Mattheisen, Magyar Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer said:
„The success of the frequency tender is a decisive milestone in the implementation of Digital Hungary. Thanks to it new chances will be available for people and the competitiveness of businesses and the country will improve. We are ready to immediately expand our 4G coverage to the benefit of our customers. Already tomorrow we shall connect 450 new 4G base stations all over the country, and increase the download speed for our customers to the highest achievable level in the entire network.
Continuing further our dynamic developments we expect to have built by the end of 2015 a 4G network granting a practically nationwide 93% residentialoutdoor coverage as well as excellent service quality. In this way the most advanced mobile technology will become available also to those who live in rarely populated small rural localities, thus reducing the digital divide. Due to the nationwide rollout of 4G, Telekom’s leading position is unquestionable.”

As soon as it has started to use the frequencies, from October 18 already, Telekom will expand its mobile network by connecting 450 additional 4G base stations. Through this the service provider’s nationwide outdoor 4G coverage base on the total population will rise overnight to 73% from the current 54%. At the same time Telekom will increase the nominal (i.e. varying with tariff packages and devices) download speed of the 4G mobile internet to the highest achievable level, so that it will able to offer mobile internet with up to 150 Mbit/s speed on Hungary’s first 4G network. Thanks to the new frequencies not only customers in the newly covered areas but all 4G users will benefit, as service quality will improve further for everybody.

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