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T-Mobile Hungary Has Connected the HSPA+ Mobile Internet Service at 300 Stations - 1 GB Additional Monthly Data Volume from August 1 for All RelaxNet Subscribers
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T-Mobile Hungary has upgraded 300 locations to HSPA+ technology which is capable of providing peak downlink rates of up to 21 Mbps. The operator will continue its network modernisation in the third quarter of this year. To coincide with the network upgrade, T-Mobile Hungary has launched new promotional mobile broadband offers, aiming its ‘Net&Roll M’ package with 16 GB of data and the Net&Roll L package with 26 GB of data at heavy mobile internet users. In addition, RelaxNet subscribers get 1 GB of extra monthly data.

In the framework of Magyar Telekom's mobile network development program the superbly fast HSPA+ based mobile internet service with a nominal speed of 21 Mbps will be made available at 300 locations by the end of July. The modernization is to continue in autumn so that the HSPA+ technology can be connected as soon as possible at all stations of Telekom's network. As a result of the implementation of the HSPA+ based service, available from August 1 in the framework of a promotional offer will be the new, superbly fast mobile internet tariff packages recommended for intensive mobile internet users, the Net&Roll M package to ensure 16 GB data usage, and the Net&Roll L package to contain 26 GB data volume. As for RelaxNet subscribers, for them T-Mobile will offer 1 GB additional monthly data volume from August. The operator is to offer new mobile sticks to accompany the superbly fast speed.

The development of the mobile network Telekom announced in May continues rapidly. Following the 200 stations having been launched into operation by the end of June, by today the superbly fast HSPA+ based mobile internet service* with a nominal 21 Mbps speed has become available at 300 locations in T-Mobile's network. The service has already been connected, among others, in some areas of Kazincbarcika, Nagyszénás, Harkány, Balatonboglár, and Tököl. Development locations are being selected in consideration of consumer needs and Telekom introduces the HSPA+ technology with a nominal 21 Mbps speed at locations with the highest usage to enhance network capacity. The upgrade required for the service affects not only base stations, but it will also bring about upgrading in transmission technology, as Telekom ensures at such locations the transmission network necessary for the increased needs. In addition Telekom will ensure the HSPA+ service during the whole program at the Sziget Festival and the Kayak-Canoe World Championship. The intensive development of the mobile network will continue in autumn as well.

So far T-Mobile has been the first to implement in Hungary the highest amount of mobile technology (e.g. the first mobile network, 2G/GPRS, 3G/UMTS, HSDPA) and several innovations (e.g. MMS, iPhone) and this time it is the first to appear, as a market leader, with the system of tariff packages aligned with the superbly fast HSPA+ technology. The new, superbly fast Net&Roll mobile internet packages can be chosen from August 1, which will offer substantially higher data volume at favourable prices to users who often watch video contents, download or send larger files. The Net&Roll M package will offer 16 GB traffic volume for HUF 6.990 monthly, while the Net&Roll L package will offer 26 GB traffic volume for HUF 9.400 monthly fee at the nominal maximum speed of 21 Mbps (at locations covered by the HSPA+ service). The RelaxNet tariff packages - including the already existing ones - will contain an additional 1 GB data volume monthly from August on a promotional basis. The data volume offered by mobile internet packages can be used freely with T-Mobile for e-mails, browsing, downloading files or watching videos.

In addition to having to subscribe to one of the Net&Roll tariff packages a HSPA+ technology enabled device will also be necessary. From August 1 the Huawei E1820 type mobile stick and the T-Mobile Broadband Stick E352 mobile stick will be available in T-Mobile's offer. The two devices will be available for zero HUF with new subscriptions or subscriptions with an expired loyalty to accompany Net&Roll M and L packages with 1 or 2 years of loyalty period. The operator will continue to expand in the future its offer of devices that support the 21 Mbps speed.

* Reaching the maximum speed requires an appropriately enabled device supporting the relevant technology, and the network is also required to support that speed at the given location; it also depends on radio and usage conditions. The guaranteed downloading speed of the HSPA+ based mobile internet service is 2000 kbps and its guaranteed uploading speed is 800 kbps.