Vodafone Greece has announced that it is trialling Fixed Mobile Bonding technology, which brings together its 4G mobile network and its fixed broadband infrastructure to deliver download speeds more than twice as fast as those available on VDSL networks. As well as using the greater capacity to provide improved speeds, Vodafone says the converged system ‘ensures uninterrupted operation of fixed internet, even when one of the two networks, fixed or mobile, is temporarily unavailable’. The carrier says the new service, which is currently in its pilot stage, will be available ‘in the immediate future’.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Vodafone Greece launched 4G mobile services in January 2013, while it has had a stake in internet provider Hellas Online (HOL) since early 2010, taking majority control of the ISP in 2014. The operator announced last month that the HOL branding for fixed services would be phased out in favour of the ‘Vodafone Home’ banner.