T-Mobile Expands Hungary 3G

T-Mobile test 3G in Hungary and expands its network with more base stations and roaming partners

August 3, 2005

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BUDAPEST, Hungary -- T-Mobile launched the first 3G customer test of Hungary and the company is continuously increasing its third generation network - enabling video telephony, mobile television and fast mobile Internet - as well as the number of the 3G roaming partners. By connecting significantly more new base stations, T-Mobile substantially increases its 3G coverage in Budapest and as a new feature in the field of roaming, from now onwards foreigners can also use the video telephony service in Budapest.

T-Mobile’s 3G test network in Budapest - substantially outperforming the requirements stipulated by the National Communications Authority - will cover almost half of Budapest by early August. Resulting from the accelerated network roll-out by the last summer month the market leading mobile operator has tripled the number of 3G base stations, compared to the original number at the time of launching the customer test. Further to increasing coverage, the company targets to make 3G indoor coverage as extensive as possible, whilst offering the best possible quality to users by tuning the network. Piece of interest: further to offering 3G mobile multimedia - i.e. video telephony, mobile TV and fast mobile Internet - in Budapest, these services were also available at the Unbarring racetrack, during the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Video telephony will be available in an increasing number of countries also outside Hungary, as the list of 3G roaming partners increased to nine recently by involving Bookmobile in Luxembourg. Another novelty: T-Mobile made its 3G test network fully accessible; therefore not only can Hungarian T-Mobile customers roam abroad, but most foreign visitors to Budapest - mainly customers of partner networks belonging to the FreeMove Alliance - can also use this service.

T-Mobile International AG

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