COSMOTE Romania commercially launches today the 4G services in Bucharest (the Northern area) and Otopeni, Ploiesti, Cluj, Iasi and in the touristic areas of Sinaia, Busteni, Predeal. The 4th generation network provides significantly improved customer experience, by allowing download speeds of up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 37.5 Mbps. Thus, the much broader band is specifically available for meeting the growing customers’ demand for data capacity.
In order to place the enabling role of its products and services in the centre of a highly connected life, the new 4G COSMOTE network is available for data uploading and downloading initially through two modems, Huawei E3276 and ZTE MF823, each one at 99 lei (VAT included), respectively through Samsung Galaxy Note LTE 10.1 tablet at 1369 lei (VAT included), all with Connect XXL 2-year subscription.
Existing data customers and also new customers having one of these devices now have at their disposal the 4G Extension extraoption, which can be activated in COSMOTE shops network located in the 4G coverage area, on top of Connect 3G S-XXL and Connect T rate plans. For S, M and L subscriptions from the Connect 3G portfolio, the extraoption can be activated for a monthly fee of 5 euro (VAT included), meanwhile for the rest (Connect XL, Connect XXL and Connect T) it is promotionally included for the entire contractual period, the only requirement being to have the dedicated SIM card and a compatible 4G terminal. Also, users willing to have extra data traffic included at 4G speeds have available the 4G Extra extraoption which can be applied on top of a Connect 3G subscription with 4G Extension already activated, offering 1 GB at speeds of up to 75 Mbps, for a fee of 3.72 euro (VAT included).
“Keeping our promise to comply with the most refined customers’ requirements, we are today introducing the experience of extremely high speeds, with our 4th generation network. The gradual development of the 4G network and the products portfolio is on-going, in alignment to our broadband development strategy which is the main pillar in our investment plans. COSMOTE will make all the necessary efforts in the next period to provide flawless quality of service and top of class experience to all customers”, stated Lampros Iskos, Chief Technical Officer COSMOTE Romania.
At mid-April, COSMOTE Romania was offering the best 3G data network with mobile broadband download speeds of up to 43.2 Mbps in 159 cities and over 1000 localities across Romania, covering over 49.5% of the population. Moreover, customers could enjoy speeds of up to 21.6 Mbps in HSPA+ technology in 189 cities across the country. Overall, 3G services cover more than 73% of the Romanian population.
COSMOTE Romania had 6.3 million customers at December 31st, 2012. Launched in 2005, COSMOTE Romania achieved the fastest network development in Europe, according to the Citigroup report in June 2007. In less than 5 years, COSMOTE Romania surpassed its competitors in terms of national network coverage. Today, COSMOTE Romania offers seamless communication to more than 99% of the population and 90% of the territory. COSMOTE Romania is a subsidiary of COSMOTE Group, the operator with the strongest presence in SE Europe with approximately 20.4 million customers in Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania.