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velcom boosts Grodno region 3G coverage to 98.8%


According to TeleGeography Telekom Austria Group-owned Belarusian cellular subsidiary Mobile Digital Communications (MDC, or velcom as it is more commonly known) has boosted its 3G coverage in the countrys Grodno region to 98.8%, making W-CDMA services available to virtually all residents in the area.

Providers.by notes that the cellco has deployed 350 base transceiver stations (BTS) there to increase 3G coverage from 60.2% to 98.8%, in turn making mobile internet and HD voice call services available to almost every city, town and village. velcom is focusing on the deployment of UMTS at 900MHz in the areas of Grodno, Lida and Smorgon districts, it says, with the most recent works encompassing more than 60 rural villages. As of today, more than 80% of the territory of the Republic of Belarus is served by velcoms 3G network, although some areas are still unserved, such as Mogilev and Vitebsk regions.

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