T-Mobile’s Czech operating unit has selected Huawei of China to deploy its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile network. In a press release, the cellco said that following the successful launch of LTE technology from the Chinese vendor in Mlada Boleslav, T-Mobile CR is preparing to expand its 4G network this year, using either frequencies auctioned in the regulator’s current auction, or over existing frequencies it holds. T-Mobile is using latest generation Huawei eUTRAN low power consumption equipment for the contract. No further details were provided on the financial terms or length of the contract.
As reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, earlier this month T-Mobile Czech Republic extended its Dual Carrier (DC) HSPA+ coverage to a number of locations across the country, boosting maximum download speeds to 42Mbps in the areas covered. The cellco reportedly added the areas of Beroun and Podebrady at the end of last year, before deploying DC-HSPA+ in Nymburk, Jihlava, Trutnov and Vrchlabi last month. T-Mobile is not stopping there, however, and has already earmarked upgrading its networks in Nove Mesto na Morave, it said. The carrier’s DC-HSPA+ network is also available in Prague, Brno, Liberec, Ceske Budejovice, Mlada Boleslav, Zlin and Otrokovice, while the basic HSPA+ network (i.e. maximum 21Mbps speeds), now covers 85% of the population.