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Vodafone launches a high-speed 3G network in Karlovy Vary

07. June 2010

Vodafone launches high-speed 3G mobile Internet in Karlovy Vary. Aside from the city itself, the airport is also covered. After Brno and parts of Prague, Karlovy Vary has become the third city in a row where you can download data quickly to your mobile as well as to your connected computer. New and existing Vodafone customers from that city may try this technology out free for a month. “When building the high-speed 3G network we placed a lot of emphasis on its optimization so that we could guarantee the highest quality of voice and data services on offer,” says Pavel Kos, Vice-President for Technology at Vodafone Czech Republic and adds: “Vodafone technicians traveled around Karlovy Vary for more than 600 km during the test measuring and optimization of the network.

Vodafone launches high-speed 3G mobile Internet in Karlovy Vary. Aside from the city itself, the airport is also covered. After Brno and parts of Prague, Karlovy Vary has become the third city in a row where you can download data quickly to your mobile as well as to your connected computer. New and existing Vodafone customers from that city may try this technology out free for a month.

“When building the high-speed 3G network we placed a lot of emphasis on its optimization so that we could guarantee the highest quality of voice and data services on offer,” says Pavel Kos, Vice-President for Technology at Vodafone Czech Republic and adds: “Vodafone technicians traveled around Karlovy Vary for more than 600 km during the test measuring and optimization of the network.”

Over the next twelve months, Vodafone plans to gradually roll out high-speed mobile Internet in thirty to forty large cities in the country, including all regional capitals.

Vodafone is using the newest HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) technology from Huawei to run its 3G network. That technology allows mobile Internet connections with speeds of up to 7.2 Mb/s for download and up to 2 Mb/s upload.

Thanks to 3G, customers will be able to surf the Internet from their notebook or from their mobile phone realistically 10 to 15 times faster than with the previous EDGE technology. Customers won’t pay anything extra for this increase in speed, as 3G will be part of the current data tariff scheme.

The ‘Steady Connect’ data tariff, which is ideal for surfing and downloading larger amounts of data, can now be tried out by customers in Karlovy Vary for free for one month. If they then decide to continue to use the service, they get a practical USB modem for laptop Internet connections for the discounted price of CZK 77.

Aside from its 3G network, Vodafone also offers its 2G – EDGE network, which is now available to more than 95% of the Czech population.

Data tariff for computer / notebook Internet connections:

Steady Connect Price per month including VAT 10% discount with the ‘My Way’ service
Monthly data tariff (FUP 3 GB) CZK 525 CZK 472.50

Mobile Internet tariff:

Vodafone Mobile Internet per day Price per day, including VAT
Daily data tariff (FUP 5 MB) CZK 17


Vodafone Mobile Internet per month Price per month including VAT 10% discount with the ‘My Way’ service
Monthly data tariff (FUP 100 MB) CZK 177 CZK 159.50

About Vodafone Czech Republic

Vodafone (originally Oskar) won its license to operate a mobile GSM telecommunications network in October 1999. Shortly thereafter, it became the fastest growing operator and set a new record in the history of GSM – in 9 months it covered 98% of the Czech population with its signal. In 2002, the company reached the one million-customer mark and, in 2005, it won the license to build and operate a 3G network. In the same year, it became part of the world’s leading telecommunications company, Vodafone Group. Today, it provides services for more than three million corporate and retail customers. The company is also active in Corporate Social Responsibility and, in 2006, established the Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation, through which it has already distributed more than CZK 50 million to the nonprofit sector. You can find more information at: www.vodafone.cz.