O2 Czech Touts CDMA

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic reports 110,000 customers on its CDMA network

November 22, 2007

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, the country's leading provider of telecommunications services, has announced the exceeding of the amount of 110,000 CDMA customers. The first 3G network in this country was opened in August 2004, to soon win a lot of popularity among the residential and business clients. The first high-speed mobile Internet, available to all users, triggered a huge wave of demand for this type of services. For Telefónica O2, CDMA represents one of the priorities making it continuously upgrade the parameters of the data network.

"The success of O2 Internet Mobil, using the CDMA technology, has clearly proved that among customers there is a huge demand for advanced mobile technologies. From the strategic point of view, it stands to reason that we keep developing the CDMA. The attractiveness of the service is reflected by the high numbers of people asking for the service, " says Matts Johansen - Director of Marketing for Business and Corporate Segment of Telefónica O2 - on the published figures.

Our customer base has been growing since the earliest stages after the service launch. In mid-last year, we achieved 100,000 clients and, the upward trend should continue in the future. A significant contributor to this success is the company's consistent innovation of the network and the relevant hardware.

After the introduction of AnyData ADU 630WH and O2 Internet Mobil Plus, having enabled our clients to access Internet at the maximum speed regardless of network technology (CDMA, HSDPA, UMTS, GPRS), in November we launched Revize A, which is an enhanced version of the current CDMA network (called Release 0). Its cardinal benefit is a higher capacity for sending data from the customer (upstream direction) raising the speed from the current 156kbps to 1.8 Mbps. For the downloading of data (the downstream direction) this version enables the speed of 3.1 Mbps. This innovation also involves a new CDMA modem, Axesstel MV110H, which is compatible with both types of networks (Revize A and Release 0).

By the end of the year, the new version of CDMA will have covered 30% of our population upgrading more than a third of the current CDMA network, specifically the following towns and neighbourhoods: Bohumín, České Budějovice, Česká Lípa, Český Těšín, Chomutov, Děčín, Frýdek?Místek, Havířov, Hradec Králové, Jablonec nad Nisou, Jihlava, Karlovyh Vary, Karvinná, Kladno, Kolín, Liberec, Mladá Boleslav, Most, Olomouc, Opava, Orlová, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzen, Prostějov, Přerov, Příbram, Tábor, Teplice, Třebíč, Ústí nad Labem and Zlín. Customers in Prague and Brno can use UMTS/HSDPA, another 3G network offered by Telefónica O2.

Telefónica O2 Czech Republic

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