MTN, PrimeTel launch LTE in Cyprus; Cyta to follow suit in summer

12 Mar 2015

Cypriot cellcos MTN and PrimeTel have both launched 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the Republic this week, while state-owned operator Cyta is reportedly planning to follow suit in the summer, The Financial Mirror writes.

According to MTN Cyprus’ website, its 4G network, which provides average downlink/uplink speeds of 40Mbps/14Mbps, is currently available in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, Famagusta and Paphos, with potential subscribers in the aforementioned towns able to sign up to three smartphone 4G plans: MTN 4G Smart Large, inclusive of 700 minutes of voice calls, unlimited SMS and 700MB of data, for EUR35 (USD37); MTN 4G Smart Unlimited (unlimited voice calls/unlimited SMS/2GB data, EUR51); and MTN 4G Smart Unlimited Plus (unlimited voice calls/unlimited SMS/6GB data, EUR71). PC/tablet users, meanwhile, can choose from four subscription plans, with data allowances of between 1GB (EUR16) and 20GB (EUR55.99).

Meanwhile, PrimeTel’s chief commercial officer Theodosis Theodosiou revealed that PrimeTel subscribers with 4G LTE-compatible devices will be able to enjoy speeds of up to 70Mbps over PrimeTel’s new 4G network at no extra charge. Quadruple-play operator PrimeTel, which until recently offered mobile services as an MVNO, has now launched its own mobile network, switching on nationwide 3G services last month ahead of the launch of LTE services on 10 March 2015 covering 50% of the population. It intends to continue expanding its 4G network coverage in all major cities/towns of Cyprus with a short-term target of 60% LTE population coverage.

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