Deutsche Telekom launches LTE in Hungary
Rapid acceleration in LTE base station building is enabling Deutsche Telekom to offer commercial services to almost half of Hungarian capital Budapest’s residents.
The telco claims its 4G service is available to 40% of the city’s citizens, after it tripled the number of compatible base stations through 2011. The network opened for business Monday, following a three month trial involving residential and business users.
Deutsche Telekom pledges to extend coverage city-wide by end-2012, but notes it won’t halt rollout of its HSPA+ network, which it is using to offer mobile broadband in 600 locations in Hungary currently.