According to a report by business journal Ziarul Financiar, Vodafone Romania has successfully demonstrated Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmission speeds of 73Mbps (downlink) and 35Mbps (uplink) during a trial conducted using two different smartphones at one of its stores in the city of Brasov. Although the cellco’s LTE network is already live in ten major cities, namely: Arad, Bacau, Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj, Constanta, Craiova, Iasi, Galati and Timisoara, 4G services are currently only available via USB dongle or tablet. In contrast, the Brasov trial has seen Vodafone achieve the aforementioned transmission speeds using the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC SV One handsets. Alongside those two devices, Vodafone is also negotiating with Apple regarding enabling the iPhone 5 for LTE use in Romania.
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