Montenegro’s T-Mobile has inked a deal with Ericsson Nikola Tesla to upgrade its network to HSPA+, which it claims will allow mobile data customers access to theoretical downlink speeds of up to 42Mbps. Parent Crnogorski Telekom contracted the vendor to upgrade, expand and modernise its fixed and wireless networks. By the end of the year, Ericsson expects to begin rolling out HSPA+ in six cities; Podgorica, Bar, Budva, Kotor, Herceg Novi and Zabljak.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, T-Mobile deployed a HSDPA network in June 2007 and expanded it to ‘national’ coverage in subsequent years. TeleGeography estimates that T-Mobile had approximately 25,000 3G subscribers in June 2011.