|T-Mobile to Offer Faster Mobile Broadband in Czech Republic|
Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected by Deutsche Telekom’s Czech mobile unit T-Mobile to build an advanced 3G mobile broadband network based on HSPA technology. The upgrade, which will enable peak download rates of up to 14.4 Mbps and 5.7 Mbps in the upload, is expected to be completed by the end of 2009.
Subscribers of T-Mobile in the Czech Republic can expect to enjoy advanced 3G data and multimedia services thanks to a faster mobile broadband network.
The upgraded 3G network is based on the energy-efficient Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Stations and HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) technology. It is expected to be launched in Prague by the end of the year.
The agreement between T-Mobile and Nokia Siemens Networks signed this month will offer a number of benefits to customers, but in particular the availability of high-speed mobile data services. HSPA technology is one of the latest developments in 3G mobile networks. The main advantage it provides to customers is high-speed data transfers with download and upload peak rates of up to 14.4 Mbps and 5.7 Mbps respectively. Such performance will create a DSL-like user experience. Moreover, the technology to be installed, will prepare the ground for the roll-out of the next generation of mobile networks.
“The demand for data services in the Czech Republic has been growing continually. Therefore building a 3G network is one of our priorities even in these economically more challenging times,” says Roland Mahler, Managing Director of T-Mobile Czech Republic. “Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the companies that supplies technology for the entire mobile division of the Deutsche Telekom Group, which is a guarantee that we will be able to offer the top quality services to our customers. “
Nokia Siemens Networks is also providing T-Mobile with network integration services, the NetAct network management system to monitor, manage and optimize the network and an upgrade of the core network to support advanced 3G services.
The pilot operation of T-Mobile’s 3G network will start in the autumn in Prague.
About T-Mobile Czech Republic
T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. operates a public mobile communications network on the GSM standard in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands and is also authorized to operate a UMTS network. T-Mobile was the first operator in the Czech Republic to launch its third-generation technology on 19 October 2005 under the name Internet 4G.
T-Mobile is a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom AG. Thanks to T Mobile’s international presence, customers can count on the worldwide availability of their favorite services and take advantage of unified, favorable prices of calls when abroad.
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