EMT Expanding LTE Coverage to 95% of Estonian Population by the End of 2013
Published on: 10th Mar 2013
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Estonia's EMT has confirmed that it is building its 4G network in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands. The company noted that 1800MHz provides better coverage, while 2600MHz is better at covering densely populated areas.
According to Tiit Tammiste, CTO at EMT, the company is also interested in getting the 800MHz license, when it will be auctioned, but that does not affect the 4G network roll-out this year. 800MHz frequency will be used in rural areas.
"It is important to point out that EMT's 4G is built upon the future-proof LTE technology that runs on a completely new network, while Elisa calls their enhanced and already overloaded 3G network 4G", Tammiste noted.
4G is also gaining popularity among users: over 30% of EMT's mobile data subscribers opt for a 4G plan.
EMT launched its LTE network in in 2010, and it currently covers 75 percent of the country's population. The network will be available throughout the whole country by the end of 2014.