Telefonica Slovakia to launch 3G network in mid-July 2011.

By bne IntelliNews May 25, 2011
Mobile phone operator Telefonica Slovakia said it will launch its 3G network in mid-July 2011. The network will cover 33% of the countrys population and will be available in 24 cities by August 2011, the company said in a statement on its website. Some 90% of the planned coverage might re reached already in mid-July, communication department director Rene Parak said. The 3G network is expected to be used mainly for mobile connection through notebooks and mobile phones and not as an alternative for fixed-line internet. Telefonica Slovakia, which has recently changed its name from Telefonica 02 Slovakia, is the smallest of the three mobile phone operators in Slovakia. The company is owned by Spanish Telefonica via its Czech unit Telefonica 02 CR.

Related Articles

Slovakia one of possible locations for new BMW plant.

German car maker BMW considers building a new plant in eastern Europe and Slovakia is one of the potential locations, Hospodarske Noviny business daily reported citing BMW's board member Ian ... more

Slovakia jobless rate edges down to 14.7% in February 2013.

Slovakia's unemployment rate in February 2013 fell for the first time in six months going down to 14.7% from 14.8% in January when it reached its highest level in more than 8.5 years, data from ... more

Frances CCN Group considers new plant in Slovakia - report.

France-based CCN Group, a supplier of components for turbines and automobiles, considers building a new plant in Slovakia in the town of Belusa, Hospodarske Noviny daily reported citing unnamed ... more