COSMOTE steps forward to the new communication era empowered by 4G technology

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COSMOTE Romania offered today a glimpse of its network enhancements in terms of data speeds, during a live demo session held in Bucharest. The company is gradually moving towards 4G, as the first step was already done, by expanding the speed offered by the data network at 43.2 Mbps at national level. At present, COSMOTE Romania offers the best 3G data network with the largest coverage in Romania.

“COSMOTE Romania is offering today the highest 3G speed, 43.2 Mbps, with the best coverage, and we will not stop here. COSMOTE’s mainstream in 43,2 Mbps will be available in 153 cities and 900 localities across Romania, covering 47% of the population, by the end of Q1 2013. In 2014, after the allocation of the new spectrum from ANCOM, the full capabilities of LTE service in terms of quality and geographical coverage, especially in heavily inhabited areas will become available. Thus, COSMOTE Romania’s data network, already offering the best speed with the largest coverage in the country, will become even better”, stated Lampros Iskos, Chief Technical Officer, COSMOTE Romania.

With the aim of boosting the mobile Internet experience, starting end of April 2013, COSMOTE Romania is also set to offer customers the possibility to enjoy 4G technology, in several cities including Bucharest.

Our top priority is to provide the ultimate 4G service experience – be it via modems, tablets or terminals, so all our efforts are oriented towards achieving this. We are working to create the most suitable products based on this technology, according to the identified need within the market. These will be gradually developed in the immediate next period. As of today, until the end of April 2013, technology passionate are all invited in our COSMOTE store in Baneasa Shopping City in Bucharest to test the 4G services which will be available soon in our commercial offer”, added Panos Makris, Chief Commercial Officer, COSMOTE Romania.

At end-December 2012, COSMOTE Romania was offering mobile broadband download speeds of up to 43.2 Mbps in 74 main cities within the country, representing more than 41% of the population. Moreover, customers could enjoy speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps in HSPA+ technology in 147 cities across the country. Overall, 3G services cover more than 73% of the Romanian population.

More details are available on www.cosmote.ro.