Vodafone begins rolling out 4G in Randstad and increases 3G speed – update




Vodafone begins rolling out 4G in Randstad and increases 3G speed – update

Vodafone has its LTE network activated in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. In addition, the telecom provider indicated that it will increase to at least 7.2 Mbit / s. The speed of its existing 3G network via dual-carrier HSDPA +

Vodafone-logo Customers who have a new Red-subscription with a capable handset with Vodafone can directly use the LTE network. Red-existing customers are still allowed this month. In addition to a coverage map , which is currently only in parts of the Randstad see 4G coverage, Vodafone also offers a list of smartphones and tablets that are compatible with its LTE network.

For its 4G network Vodafone is using the 800MHz and 1800MHz frequency blocks. The 800MHz band offers great coverage, while in densely populated areas make the 1800MHz frequencies higher throughput possible. It would theoretical download speeds of up to 50Mbit / s can be achieved. In practice, this amounts to 10 to 15Mbit / s.

According to Vodafone get Red and Red Essential subscribers a 4G download speeds of 30Mbit / s and an upload of 15Mbit / s, while the Red Super subscription offers speeds of 50Mbit / s respectively and 25Mbit / s. Further allows Vodafone to Tweakers know that it is working with Apple to get its LTE network. IPhone 5 to talk The iPhone 5 will go through its limited frequency support only work in crowded areas.

Vodafone also let know that its existing 3G network provides an upgrade using the dual-carrier HSDPA + technology. There is the provider already in February began . The dual carrier technology to speeds of at least 7.2 Mbit / s. Prepaid customers can use from 1 September of the higher 3G speeds. The dual carrier technology offers a theoretical maximum speed of 42Mbit / s.
Update, 12:15: More information about Red subscriptions and 4g added.


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