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MagtiCom meets 800MHz coverage obligation

5 Jul 2016

Georgian mobile operator MagtiCom has revealed that its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network is available to 90% of the country’s populated territory, fulfilling the coverage obligation of its recently purchased 800MHz licence. In late May the company paid the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) GEL25.391 million (USD11.8 million) for a licence to utilise mobile spectrum in the 800MHz band, which carried an obligation to offer network coverage to 90% of the populated territory within five years. MagtiCom combined the new frequencies with its existing 1800MHz spectrum to launch the country’s first commercial LTE-A network just one week later. The new service supports maximum down/upload speeds of up to 185Mbps/75Mbps.

Georgia, MagtiCom

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