Vodafone Germany has completed the upgrade and expansion of its mobile network in the capital Berlin, as part of its EUR4 billion (USD5.4 billion) nationwide modernisation programme. At around 905 locations across the capital, technicians have replaced hardware and software in order to improve the voice quality of the network. Vodafone has doubled 3.5G data transfer rates up to 42.2Mbps through the rollout of dual carrier (DC)-HSPA+ technology across the entire UMTS network, which now covers 99.7% of households in the city. The UK-based company, which has more than 23,000 base stations nationwide, said the Berlin upgrade forms part of its plans to invest around EUR4 billion in the expansion and modernisation of its mobile network across the country over the next two years.
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