Cosmote prepares for LTE launch

22 Jul 2010

Greek mobile operator Cosmote, owned by OTE, is preparing to launch a pilot mobile broadband network based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) ‘4G’ technology, and to this end has filed a relevant licensing request for pilot tests to the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. Cosmote plans to launch the pilot LTE network at its technical and network headquarters in the Marousi and Chalandri areas (within the wider Athens area). In its press release the cellco says that it expects to deploy an LTE network offering mobile downlink speeds of up to 100Mbps and maximum uplink speeds of 45Mbps, enabling seamless access to services such as High Definition streaming and High Definition videoconferencing, ultra-fast browsing and file sharing, amongst other applications. The company is anticipating that LTE will offer the advantages of operating in multiple frequency bands, offering high-quality coverage at an optimum cost in remote areas, and contributing significantly to national broadband service penetration.

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