As part of its ongoing 4G network modernisation drive, VEON Armenia (Beeline) has announced an upgrade to its LTE network at 29 locations in the capital, Yerevan. In a press release, the telco said that the improvements have boosted the previous peak throughput from 187Mbps to a maximum technical bandwidth of 489Mbps – claiming to meet the ‘Gigabit LTE standard’ (TeleGeography notes that sub-500Mbps speeds are far lower than other cellcos claim with their Gigabit LTE deployments). It goes on to say that the new network can be accessed by subscribers who have Gigabit LTE standard smartphones, such as the new iPhone XR smartphone.
Commenting, Beeline director Andrey Pyatakhin said: ‘At Beeline, we are constantly developing our networks, striving to meet the technical progress and the growing demands of our customers as much as possible. The new network will provide the highest speed of mobile internet, even in the busiest areas of the capital, and will become the basis of new modern services in future.’