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Vodafone launches high-speed 3G mobile Internet in České Budějovice

23. September 2010

Vodafone launches broadband Internet in České Budějovice for mobile phones and laptops and covers 98% of the population of the regional capital. So, residents of České Budějovice, who use data in portable devices, can now surf at the same price up to 15 times faster. New and existing Vodafone customers in České Budějovice can try the technology for one month for free. Vodafone currently covers 30 percent of the Czech population with high-speed 3G mobile Internet. "When building a high-speed 3G network in individual cities, we place great emphasis on covering adjacent areas in order to guarantee the maximum quality of our voice and data services on offer," says Pavel Kos, Vice-President of technology at Vodafone and adds: "Vodafone's engineers traveled around České Budějovice for more than 700 km during the test measurement and network optimization.

Vodafone launches broadband Internet in České Budějovice for mobile phones and laptops and covers 98% of the population of the regional capital. So, residents of České Budějovice, who use data in portable devices, can now surf at the same price up to 15 times faster. New and existing Vodafone customers in České Budějovice can try the technology for one month for free. Vodafone currently covers 30 percent of the Czech population with high-speed 3G mobile Internet.

"When building a high-speed 3G network in individual cities, we place great emphasis on covering adjacent areas in order to guarantee the maximum quality of our voice and data services on offer," says Pavel Kos, Vice-President of technology at Vodafone and adds: "Vodafone's engineers traveled around České Budějovice for more than 700 km during the test measurement and network optimization."

By the end of this year Vodafone 3G signal will cover 60 cities and towns, including all of the regional capitals. Among the covered cities are: Tábor, Domažlice, Jihlava, Třebíč and Ždár nad Sázavou.

Vodafone uses the latest technology, HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) from Huawei, to operate its 3G network. This enables mobile Internet connection speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps for download and up to 2 Mbps for upload.

Thanks to 3G, customers can surf the Internet on their laptop or mobile phone realistically 10x to 15x faster than with the current EDGE technology. Customers will pay nothing extra for this increase in speed, 3G will be available within the existing data plan.

The ‘Steady Connect’ data tariff, which is ideal for surfing and downloading larger amounts of data, can now be tried out by customers in České Budějovice 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.

In addition to offering 3G, Vodafone also offers a 2G network - EDGE, which is now available for more than 95% of the population of the Czech Republic.

Overview of all Vodafone data tariffs:

Data tariffs for smartphone Internet connections:

Vodafone Internet in Mobile Full Price with VAT Price with the On My Own service
Monthly data tariff until the end of October (FUP 500 MB) CZK 177 CZK 159.50
Monthly data tariff from November 2010 (FUP 500 MB) CZK 315 CZK 283.50


Data tariffs for connecting to the internet with a mobile:

Vodafone Internet in For a Day Price with VAT
Daily data tariff (FUP 5 MB) CZK 17


Vodafone Internet in Mobile Price with VAT Price with the On My Own service
Monthly data tariff (FUP 100 MB) CZK 177 CZK 159.50


Monthly data tariff for connecting to the internet with a computer/notebook:

Vodafone Connect For Good Price with VAT Price with the On My Own service
Monthly data tariff (FUP 3 GB) CZK 525 CZK 472.50

About Vodafone Czech Republic

Vodafone (formerly Oskar) received a license of the operation of a GSM mobile telecommunications network in October 1999. Shortly after this, it became a swiftly growing operator and set a new record in the history of GSM – after nine months, its signal covered 98% of the population of the Czech Republic. In 2002, the company welcomed its millionth customer, and in 2005, it acquired its license for building and operating a 3G-standard network. In that same year, it became part of the world’s leading telecommunications company, Vodafone Group. Today it provides services to over three million business and private customers. The company is also active in the field of corporate responsibility and in 2006 it founded the Vodafone Czech Republic Foundation, through which it has distributed more than 50 million crowns to the non-profit sector. More information is available at www.vodafone.cz.