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Vodafone to continue making data services available to a wide range of people

28. June 2006

Vodafone will continue spreading EDGE technology to other cities. From June 1, the mobile operator augmented its signal in cities covered so far and, on top of this, citizens in newly covered cities will also be able to download data through EDGE technology. At present 30% of the population can download data 3x faster than they can through the use of GPRS technology. This applies to citizens of Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Hradec Králové, České Budějovice, Pardubice, Pilsen, Carlsbad Springs, Liberec, Ústí nad Labem, Opava, Chomutov, Jihlava, Frýdek-Místek, Jablonec nad Nisou, Třinec, Kolín and Prostějov. “All of the above-mentioned cities have 90% coverage and communities can count on further expansion.

Vodafone will continue spreading EDGE technology to other cities. From June 1, the mobile operator augmented its signal in cities covered so far and, on top of this, citizens in newly covered cities will also be able to download data through EDGE technology.

At present 30% of the population can download data 3x faster than they can through the use of GPRS technology. This applies to citizens of Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Hradec Králové, České Budějovice, Pardubice, Pilsen, Carlsbad Springs, Liberec, Ústí nad Labem, Opava, Chomutov, Jihlava, Frýdek-Místek, Jablonec nad Nisou, Třinec, Kolín and Prostějov.

“All of the above-mentioned cities have 90% coverage and communities can count on further expansion. We want data services to be available to the widest possible range of customers. Therefore we are continuing to invest into this technology,” says Martin Horčička, the Director of Vodafone Roaming and Core Services.

The average customer using EDGE technology downloads 2x more data than the average customer does using GPRS technology.

Thanks to the launch of EDGE technology and the introduction of the Connect Steady tariff, since March 1 of last year data transfers in the Vodafone network have risen by nearly 1,900%.