Vivacom to offer download speeds of 63Mbps over its 3G network

19 Aug 2015

Bulgarian cellco Vivacom has announced that it has acquired additional 3G-suitable spectrum in the 2100MHz band, following the Communications Regulation Commission’s (CRC’s) approval. The operator disclosed that the expansion will increase the capacity of its 3G-enabled cells by a third, while the maximum download speeds over the network will surge from 42Mbps to 63Mbps. The extension will cover 80 cities and resorts throughout the country with a total population of over four million people, and will be completed by the end of September.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Vivacom’s combined 3G/3.5G network was launched in April 2007, initially offering speeds of up to 1.8Mbps/384kbps (downlink/uplink). In a bid to up its footprint the operator began to roll out wider 3G coverage in low-density population zones via UMTS-900 technology in June 2010.



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