CellularNews writes that Telenor Hungary (formerly Pannon) has extended the reach of its HSPA+ 42Mbps (maximum download) service to a number of towns in the region of Transdanubian, as well as in the capital Budapest. As a result of the upgrade the cellco upgraded 415 base stations and commissioned 42 new ones – on top of the 800 base stations upgraded in Budapest – to deliver HSPA+ to all parts of western Hungary. The company is now turning its attention to improving its networks in eastern Hungary.
Earlier this month, Telenor Hungary’s rival Vodafone Hungary said it will complete the renovation of its entire national network by the spring of 2012. At the time Vodafone Hungary’s chairman Gyorgy Beck confirmed that the unit hoped to finish the renovation works on its entire network – with the exception of Budapest – by mid-December, with works in the capital being completed by spring. The chairman added that in the past eight months Vodafone has modernised a total of 1,500 base transceiver stations and built 75 new ones.