O2 Slovakia upgrades to HSPA+

10 May 2016

O2 Slovakia, the country’s third largest mobile operator in subscriber terms, has upgraded its entire 3G network to HSPA+ technology, increasing peak theoretical speeds to 21Mbps, up from the previous limit of 14.4Mbps. O2’s two larger rivals, Orange Slovensko and Slovak Telekom, have both offered HSPA+ and its faster counterpart DC-HSPA+ since 2011, meaning they have been able to provide peak 3G speeds of up to 42Mbps. While all three firms are pushing ahead with the rollout of even faster 4G LTE technology, customers without 4G-enabled handsets are restricted to 3G speeds, and this has put O2 at a disadvantage compared to its two competitors. O2 says it plans to have 60% 4G coverage by the end of this year, up from 25% currently.

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