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O2 Tests HSPA+ Upgrade in Munich

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Telef nica O2 Germany has announced that it is starting the live operation of the mobile HSPA data network in an urban area of Munich. The network technology and USB Modem are being provided by Huawei.

During the initial phase, signed O2 customers who work or live in the western urban area of Munich or around Munich's Marienplatz will be able to test the new mobile broadband internet. They will receive a stick from Huawei and the required mobile data flat rate. Until 31 December 2009 no additional costs will accrue to these customers for the use of HSPA+.

"The mobile web is growing rapidly with more and more customers using mobile applications. We are one of the first companies worldwide to offer our customers a completely new mobile internet experience with HSPA+", says René Schuster, CEO Telefónica O2 Germany. "With this technology, we are taking a big step forward into the future."

"In the last couple of years, we have invested about € 3.5 billion in our network infrastructures and the Connect Netztest 2009 only recently endorsed the high quality of the O2 mobile network both in terms of telephony and the mobile internet", says Andrea Folgueiras, CTO Telefónica O2 Germany.

O2 is the country's 3rd largest mobile network by subscriber numbers, and figures from the Mobile World notes that the company ended June with just under 15 million subscribers.

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