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HSDPA Launched in Georgia February 3, 2009

Posted by aikservices in CDMA, Geocell, Georgia, GSM, HSDPA, MagtiCom, Mobitel, WiMAX.
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Georgian mobile network operator, MagtiCom says that it has launched a HSDPA upgrade across its entire network. The upgrade will permit mobile data downloads with speeds of up to 14.4 Mb/s.The firm announced new tariffs for the service, with rates running from US$3 for 20MB worth of downloads per month to US$60 for 15GB of downloads.Last November, the firm soft-launched a WiMAX network with coverage in the main cities of Tbilisi, Batumi, Telavi, Gori, Rustavi, Akhaltsikhe, Kutaisi, Ozurgeti, Oni, Poti. Coverage is being expanded thoughout the rest of this year.

MagtiCom is the second largest of the three GSM network operators in the country and according to figures from the Mobile World, they ended last September with just over 1.15 million customers and a market share of 40%. Market leader is Geocell with just under 1.5 million customers, and the smallest is new entrant, Mobitel. There is also a small CDMA operator, Iberiatel with 67,000 subscribers.

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