Ericsson together with Slovak Telekom, the largest telecommunications operator in Slovakia, will launch the first 4G LTE network in the country, which infrastructure will deploy multi-standard radio base station RBS 6000. The network will operate at a frequency of 1800MHz and will provide maximum speeds of 73Mbps for download and 23Mbps upload. In the first stage 4G LTE services will be available at five major cities.
“We will launch the first national LTE network in Slovakia, and our ambition is to implement one of the most advanced mobile network in the country. Once we launch 4G LTE services in five cities, our plan is to cover 20% of the Slovakia population in the next three months and will reach national coverage by the end of 2014. This is a new generation network that will allow higher download speeds which will decrease waiting time and enable the use of smartphones, tablets and mobile applications for its true potential. This is the eighth premiere technology that we bring in Slovakia in the last 12 years and confirms our leadership position nationally in technology and innovation,” said Miroslav Majoro, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Slovak Telekom.
“We are proud to contribute in the implementation of the largest LTE network in Slovakia, while extending our strength and a successful relationship we have with Slokav Telekom for 16 years. Moreover, this release adds to our existing portfolio of unique service provider for Slokav Telekom 2G and 3G hardware and software for core networks, including IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem),” said Valter D’Avino, Head of Region Western & Central Europe, Ericsson.
Partnership for network deployment of 4G LTE will include systems integration services, network optimization, verification suppliers and other related services.