Cosmote completes first LTE pilot stage

3 Aug 2012

Greek cellco Cosmote, part of the OTE group, has completed the first stage of pilot testing of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband infrastructure, which it claims puts it ahead of its domestic rivals in terms of 4G network development. According to a press release, Cosmote has installed a pilot LTE network ‘in an urban environment’, and intends to ‘proceed gradually’ to develop the new 4G network with the installation of LTE equipment at selected locations. Meanwhile, it says that it has carried out ‘laboratory’ tests in which it achieved data transmission speeds of over 100Mbps/45Mbps (download/upload) over an LTE platform.

Greece, Cosmote (old)