Vodafone 4G test as an alternative to wired internet in rural areas




Vodafone is doing a test with 4g as an alternative to broadband in sparsely populated areas. Often there is no fiber, cable or DSL available. The provider is struggling especially with how the costs can be kept low.

Vodafone logo The technical implementation of the use of 4G Fixed Internet is simple: Vodafone showed Thursday afternoon already have a router which is a SIM card. That router 64 connections simultaneously and via 4g and later 4g + connect to the Vodafone network.

According to Jan Jongeneel, head of product marketing at Vodafone Netherlands, its cost problem. “The creation and maintenance of a mobile network will cost much more than a fixed network., You’ll have to do something about the cost before you offer something like that.”

KPN was already busy investigating the deployment of 4G in rural areas, but has not yet introduced subscriptions. Vodafone intends to use. Nationwide in late September its network

Jongeneel also announced that next year the provider call on 4g is possible. A test later this year, after which customers can use circle. Use from next year Benefits of bubbles on 4g that the data connection is not interrupted during the call and the time it takes to bring two callers in touch is much shorter.

The provider is also engaged in making available high-definition voice, which provides better sound quality in voice calls. On its 3G network Vodafone has now done in a large part of the Netherlands and within weeks would hd voice to work in the country said Vodafone director Rob Shuter.

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