Herald News – Vodafone has launched 4G+ and doubled its 4G capacity in Budapest – 2017


Vodafone Hungary Zrt. launched its Hungarian operation on November, 30. 1999.

Vodafone in Hungary is an integrated technology provider, with a portfolio covering mobile communication, mobile internet and broadband data services for retail and business users alike.

Vodafone is a global leader in mobile telecommunication services active in 26 countries over five continents, and has 49 additional partner networks, serving over 470 million customers worldwide. Vodafone offers a full range of telecommunications services including voice and data communication.

Latest Press release … “After improving 3G indoor coverage in Budapest, Vodafone has most recent network development and launched its 1800 MHz LTE service in Budapest and its catchment area on top of the 800 MHz LTE service used till now, thus increasing the maximum bandwidth available for 4G services from 10 MHz to 20 MHz  announced by Amrita Gangotra – Technology Director.

Vodafone has combined the capacities of the two spectra using the most up-to-date technologies available. Thanks to the doubled bandwidth and the so-called Carrier Aggregation technology, mobile services are becoming much higher quality, more stable and faster for all customers using 4G enabled handsets in Budapest and its catchment area.

Carrier Aggregation was piloted by Vodafone in Tatabánya, so next to Budapest 4G+ services are also already available in the county seat of Komárom-Esztergom County. Vodafone will continue to roll out this service in numerous other towns of different sizes.

Vodafone’s great 4G network is so fast and reliable it could even be used to navigate a hurtling racing car with blacked out windows, whilst in our everyday lives it guarantees fast access to information and a reliable mobile Internet experience.

The launching of the 1800 MHz LTE network makes it possible for numerous customers to access 4G services who use handsets that do not allow them to connect to the 800 MHz LTE network (for example iPhone 5), therefore in Budapest alone 4G services will now become available to more than 35 thousand of our existing customers.

In Budapest, Vodafone has turned on LTE1800, and therefore Carrier Aggregation, at 425 sites, raising outdoor 4G+ coverage in the capital to 87.2% of the population. Vodafone’s 4G coverage in Budapest is close to 100% outdoor and 98,1% indoor.

Using the frequency range which by now has reached a total capacity of 20 MHz is reducing the load on the  LTE 800 cells, which in itself greatly improves 4G services, as customers can access a larger bandwidth. The overwhelming majority of smartphones on the market that are younger than 2 years are Carrier Aggregation enabled, meaning that, as a result of this development, their users have access to 4G+ services that are much faster than the service offered before, facilitating theoretical download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s.

This speed allows users to download a high-resolution (HD) film in just a few minutes, meaning they can enjoy on-line streaming services without interruption, in excellent quality. The 4G+ services can typically be used with handsets that are not older than 2 years and can also run on the LTE 1800 MHz network. However, only certain smartphones display this combined network as ‘4G+’, while others still show ‘4G’.

Vodafone’s new, short video shows the speed and reliability of the mobile Internet network. In the video, Alexandre Froment-Curtil – CEO sits in the 380 HP Opel Mokka racing car of the Dakar rally’s heroic Szalay-Bunkoczi team, in the navigator’s seat.  The car’s windows are totally blacked out, so Balázs Szalay has to drive the car whilst relying on the images ‘seen’ by the handsets fitted onto the roof of the speeding car, and broadcast using Vodafone’s 4G network. Balázs Szalay said, Quote: “I have already driven in extreme conditions on quite a few occasions; including in the endless dunes of the Sahara Desert, past terrifying cliff tops in South America also in rainy and muddy Russia, and sometimes even on ice in Iceland, but I have never done it like this before – totally blind, purely relying on the images live streamed by the handsets. It has been a real experience, and further proof that mobile technology can be relied on even in the most extreme of circumstances.”  … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6XhmbfrjXg&feature=youtu.be

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