Vodafone launched LTE network 900 MHz in Khmelnytskyi region
Vodafone has launched 4G (LTE 900 MHz) in Khmelnytskyi region, providing high-speed Internet about 100 small settlements, which are home to almost 200 thousand people. 4G network in the 900 MHz band is already working in the Transcarpathian, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil, Rivne, Volyn and Chernivtsi regions. In August, the network will be launched in the Zhytomyr region.
Earlier in the settlements, where now is built the LTE network 900 MHz, and custom speed EDGE was less than 0.5 Mbps After the launch of LTE 900 MHz, the speed is increased to 48 MB/s, this opens up new opportunities for online education, medicine, leisure, which is especially important in the context of quarantine, stimulates the development of entrepreneurship and economy as a whole.
The expansion of 4G coverage in the areas gave the operator the possibility, together with the regional administrations, to develop the project Vodafone Village Routes, aimed to support rural tourism and entrepreneurship in the villages. These routes include rural estates, who are developing green tourism, small agricultural enterprises, farms, bakeries, dairies, workshops, working on crafts. New online trails for green tourism already appeared in the Transcarpathian, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Rivne regions.
Until the end of 2020 network LTE 900 MHz will be launched in all regions of Ukraine: alternately from West to East. According to the license conditions until mid-2022 there should be the coverage of the mobile high-speed Internet in settlements with a population of over 2000 people, covering 90% of the population of Ukraine. As well as the covering of roads of international and national level to mid-2024.
Vodafone also carries out work on expansion of network capacity in areas with heavy Internet traffic. In General, during the quarantine, Vodafone has expanded the capacity of the network in the Transcarpathian region, Odessa and Odessa region, and in the Dnieper Dnipropetrovsk region, Zhytomyr region, Kherson, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi region, Poltava, Volynsk areas, the city of Uman, Cherkasy region, Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhia and Onward. Overall, the upgrade covered more than 10 thousand sectors of the base stations 4 on thousands of sites.