Omnitel Boosts 4G Coverage to 65%

Omnitel, Lithuania’s largest mobile operator by subscribers has expanded the coverage of its 4G LTE network to 65% of the population. The TeliaSonera-owned company launched commercial LTE mobile broadband services in the downtown areas of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys in April 2011. Since then, the network has been expanded to around 50 of the country’s largest towns and cities, including Palanga, Nida, Svencionys, Moletu, Jonava, Sirvintos, Silale, Kryzioku, Jurbarke, Taurageje, Sakiuose, Alytus, Birstonas, Druskininkai, Varena, Marijampole, Simnas, Kalvarija, Lazdijai, Salcininkai and Pilviskiuose. Earlier this month, new LTE base stations were installed in a number of additional locations, including Birzai, Utena, Anyksciai, Trakai, Rokiskis, Linkuva, Jiezne and Traku Voke.

Omnitel recently completed the upgrade of its wireless network under an extensive modernization project that began in 2011. The project saw all existing 2G and 3G base stations upgraded and an additional 686 new 3G cell sites installed, boosting data coverage to 99.9% of the country. The entire 3.5G network is now capable of delivering maximum download speeds of 42Mbps.

Ooredoo to Increase 3.5G Population Coverage to 95%

Ooredoo Maldives is expanding its 3.5G services to an additional 64 islands under a network modernization project that will see coverage boosted to 95% of the population.

“Our focus is on making the world better for Maldives; and we do that by bringing the latest technologies that help people. Whether it is expanding your knowledge through online education, growing your business with online tools or simply sharing your wonderful moments on the many social media networks, you need a network, a partner that supports you to achieve your dreams. Ooredoo is that network, and today, while our customers continue to enjoy the best data speeds on their mobile devices, we’re extremely proud to be able to rapidly expand our 3G+ network to reach close to everyone.”

Ooredoo Maldives CEO Vikram Sinha.3.5G 

Ooredoo, which is the Maldives’ second largest mobile operator by subscribers behind Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), said the network modernization and expansion project is expected to be completed by September 2014.



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