Telekom Austria (Vienna, Austria) has claimed that its LTE service offers the most widespread coverage of the all networks that have been launched in Austria.
The operator has seized on independent research by Poland-based Systemics-PAB showing that its LTE network trumps those of T-Mobile, owned by Deutsche Telekom (Berlin, Germany) and 3, owned by Hutchison Whampoa (Hong Kong), in terms of coverage.
Operating under its A1 brand, Telekom Austria says its LTE services are now available in all of Austria’s main cities and to more than 80% of the population in Vienna.
The company is aims to provide LTE services to one quarter of Austrians by the end of the year.
Besides deploying the new mobile standard, the operator has been hooking base stations up to fibre-optic lines to ensure there is no shortage of capacity in the backhaul network.
It also continues to invest in 3G, and claims that HSPA+ services, supporting speeds of up to 42Mbps, are now available to approximately 70% of the Austrian population.