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May 23, 2022
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COSMOTE Romania expands the 4G network

As a result of the new spectrum licenses becoming effective starting April 6th, COSMOTE Romania announces that its 4G network has reached 90 percent of Bucharest’s territory and population, as well as 19 other cities, covering approximately 40 percent of the urban inhabitants across the country, a press release informs. Alongside the Capital, the 4th generation technology currently services the cities of Bacau, Botosani, Braila, Predeal, Buzau, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Galati, Iasi, Bragadiru, Jilava, Otopeni, Baia Mare, Piatra Neamt, Busteni, Ploiesti, Sinaia, Satu Mare and Suceava. The new spectrum enables the company to provide download speeds of up to 150 Mbps alongside upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps. The 300 Mbps network capability is currently tested at COSMOTE, as a natural step forward in company’s endeavour to win the Internet speed race.
In parallel with the 4G network investments made by COSMOTE, Romtelecom is deploying a massive coverage of fiber technologies, providing connections with speeds of up to 1 Gbps to the most exigent customers and delivering complete fixed-mobile services. “(…) By year’s end, we are planning to double the current 4G coverage and, by 2015, we will intensify our investments furthermore based on the increasing customer demands and smartphone penetration rate, covering with 4G/4G+ 100 percent of all relevant urban areas. COSMOTE joins forces with Romtelecom to invest more than EUR 170 M out of which most will be allotted to infrastructure optimization, as part of the strategy to deliver innovative, reliable and complete services”, stated Bob Konstantinidis, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Romtelecom and COSMOTE Romania.

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