Cyta launches HSDPA

15 Jul 2008

Cypriot cellco Cytamobile-Vodafone has upgraded its 3G network with high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology, reports Cellular News, enabling access to high speed mobile data services over an area covering 55% of the Greek Cypriot side of the island’s geography and 80% of the population. The 3.5G network covers the capital Nicosia and its surrounds, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Famagusta, and other towns including Yeri, Tseri, Nisou, Dhali, Kokkintrimithia, Paliometocho, Peristerona, Astromeritis, Palodhia, Platres, Trimiklini, Kakopetria, Evrychou, Polis Chrysochous, Pegeia and other areas. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Cytamobile launched 3G services for laptop users over a W-CDMA platform in April 2006 before introducing services for handset users in October 2006. Smaller rival MTN Cyprus (formerly Areeba) launched its 3G service in December 2004 and upgraded to HSDPA in March this year, with 3.5G services restricted to Nicosia, but with plans to expand to all cities nationwide.

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