Spain’s first wireless operator to launch LTE-based services, Vodafone Spain, has revealed that it is extending its network footprint. According to a press release issued by the cellco, it will launch 4G in eight new cities throughout the months of September and October, those being: Santander, La Coruna and Zaragoza (September) and Cordoba, Vigo, Murcia, Gijon and Oviedo (October). Noting that it is still awaiting release of spectrum in the 800MHz band, Vodafone noted that the network will be deployed using 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequencies. As such, it has said that it will offer 58% outdoor and 27% indoor coverage in each of the new cities at launch, with those figures expected to rise to 70% and 40%, respectively, by December 2013.
Meanwhile, in the seven cities where Vodafone launched its services in May this year – Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Sevilla and Valencia – it has confirmed that in each of those locations its now boasts 85% outdoor coverage and 60% in-building coverage.