Telekom Austria Says LTE Network is Biggest in Austria
Telekom Austria today announced that its domestic subsidiary A1 has deployed the largest LTE network coverage in the country based on a recent independent audit by Systemics-PAB, an assessor of mobile networks.
A1 launched its LTE-based 4G mobile network in October 2010. Since then, A1's LTE network has been made available in all provincial capitals and major conurbations of the country.
"Our efforts to expand our network to meet ever-rising demand are paying off. By year-end 2012, more than one quarter of the Austrian population will be able to use this ultrafast data technology. In recent years, we have also invested greatly in our 3G network, enabling transmission speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s based on the HSPA+ Dual Cell technology and reaching coverage of roughly 70% country-wide," said Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO Telekom Austria Group.
The Group's domestic subsidiary A1 is upgrading its mobile base stations on
the basis of the LTE technology, reaching a threefold increase in network
capacities, as well as connecting them to its high-performance fiber-optic
network infrastructure. Two thirds of the company's mobile base stations have
already been connected via fiber-optic technology, with Vienna leading the pack
with a total of 250 mobile base stations already connected to the A1 fiber-optic
backbone infrastructure and LTE network coverage of over 80% of the population.
By year-end 2012, a total of 400 base stations will be connected via fiber-optic
technology, enabling higher data rates and lower latency rates.