Telenor Bulgaria Completes Network Swap to be 4G Ready; Offer Customers Free 500MB Data

Telenor Bulgaria Completes Network Swap to be 4G Ready; Offer Customers Free 500MB Data Image Credit: Telenor Bulgaria

Telenor Bulgaria which has over 3.8 million active subscribers in Bulgaria, last week announced that it has completed a full network upgrade enabling it to be 4G-ready. The project that started in April 2014 with Huawei as the technology partner includes full replacement and upgrade of the operator’s entire 2G and 3G network, its access and backbone transport network as well as the core network. Telenor Bulgaria 3G network now offers a data speed of up to 42 Mbps under the HSPA+ technology to all users in towns and cities where population exceeds 5000 while in other remaining areas, users receive a speed of up to 21 Mbps.

To celebrate the completion of the project, Telenor is offering 500MB of free data to its postpaid users, with a validity of 30 days, to test the new network's capabilities and performance.

Stein-Erik Vellan, CEO, Telenor Bulgaria
Telenor now has the network that would allow it to continue developing advanced telecommunication solutions, including LTE-based products and services, which will further boost the company’s competitive position on Bulgarian marketWe expect the Bulgarian regulator to complete the process for awarding additional spectrum in the 1800 MHz band so we can proceed with rolling out our 4G services.

Spas Velinov, Telenor Technology Planning Division Director
Telenor customers already enjoy the benefits of the renovated and upgraded network, including dramatically increased average download and upload data speed in the most populous cities and better mobile application performance, leading to overall data usage increase of by some 151% between March 2014 and May 2015.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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