Mobile operator O2 Czech Republic has announced that it will pay the country’s recently spun-off infrastructure business provider Ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura (CETIN) ‘hundreds of millions of crowns’ for further investment into 4G LTE upgrades in the capital Prague. O2 CR has confirmed that over the spring and summer CETIN has been working on its behalf to significantly develop its 4G coverage in the city, adding 534 transmitters as part of a second layer of capacity, as well as re-enforcing the network and equipping many existing transmitters with 2CC technology that allows the aggregation of two frequency bands with the resultant transmission speed of up to 300Mbps. Going forward, the operator also aims to gradually cover new locations with 3CC technology, it says, and via CETIN will build another 250 transmitters in Prague over the next two years. Moreover, additional monies will be allocated to 3CC to prepare the groundwork for the arrival of 5G.
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