Vodafone Czech Republic has announced that at 31 May 2015 its 4G LTE network comprised more than 3,000 base stations, providing coverage of 80% of the geographical territory with an emphasis on covering regional cities and suburban/non-urban areas. Moreover, in combination with its Turbo Internet 3G service, the cellco claims to be able to deliver mobile broadband internet to 97% of the population in 87% of the Republic. Commenting on the latest phase of its 4G rollout, Jiri Svarc, director of network development, said: ‘With the rollout of broadband LTE, we have promised that by the end of summer we will cover almost all cities in the Czech Republic.’ The operator also notes that in the past two quarters, the number of 4G users on its network has increased by 41,000 in an otherwise stagnant market. During May 2015 Vodafone CR says that it launched 4G in the following cities: Czech Budejovice (South Bohemia Region); Modrice (Brno-Country district, South Moravian Region); Chodov (Sokolov, Karlovy Vary Region); Jablonec nad Nisou, Liberec, Novy Bor (Czech Lipa district, Liberec Region); Turnov (Semily district); Koprivnice (Novy Jicin, Moravian-Silesian Region); Pardubice (Pardubice Region); Kolin, Mlada Boleslav, Podebrady (Nymburk district, Central Region); and Jirkov (Chomutov, Usti nad Labem Region).
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