Megacom upgrades to DC-HSPA+

20 Jan 2014

Kyrgyz mobile operator Megacom upgraded around 20% of its base stations last year with Dual Carrier (DC)-HSPA+ technology, which enables maximum download speeds of up to 42Mbps. The cellco said that the majority of upgraded 3.5G base stations are located in the major cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad, where the demand data is particularly large. Coverage of Megacom’s entire 3G network currently stands at around 50% of the country’s populated territory and the company says it will continue to upgrade and expand the network during 2014.

Meanwhile, rival cellco Sky Mobile (operating under the Beeline brand) has installed 14 new GSM base stations in the provinces of Chui, Osh, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, Batken and Issyk-Kul to improve voice quality in the regions.