Zapp launches HSPA+

3 Sep 2009

Romanian mobile operator Zapp has announced that it has completed the first stage of its HSPA+ rollout, launching the upgraded mobile broadband service in the capital city of Bucharest. The new service offers peak download speeds of 21.6Mbps, while upload speeds will increase by up to 15 times, from 384Kbps to 5.8Mbps. As reported by CommsUpdate on 23 July 2009, Zapp contracted Chinese firm ZTE to deploy the network, which will run parallel to the cellco’s second phase 3G rollout, expanding its UMTS services to 63 cities nationwide. Chris Bataillard, CEO of Zapp, said: ‘Historically, Zapp leads the way in the Romanian mobile data market; we were the first to launch mobile data services, we were the first to offer broadband access nationwide, now we are the first to launch HSPA+.’

Romania, Zapp (Romania), ZTE