Vodafone Romania expands HSDPA services to 6 new cities

Mobile operator Vodafone Romania has expanded its 3G broadband (HSDPA) to include Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Constanta, Craiova, Timisoara and Iasi.

The operator launched its HSDPA services in Bucharest in October 2006.

Vodafone Romania claims that its wireless broadband service enables data transfer at speeds of up to 1.4 Mbps – up to four times faster than 3G – and expects to increase this speed to up to 3.6 Mbps later on this year.

The operator is offering its Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G broadband, a wireless connectivity solution for laptops, for $35/month for the Mobile Internet & Office package, which includes1 GB traffic when a customer signs up for a two-year contract. The Vodafone Smart Modem 3G broadband, for use with PCs or laptops, is also available for $35/month for 1 GB traffic.

If the customer is not on 3G broadband (HSDPA) network coverage, both Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G broadband and Vodafone Smart Modem will connect through the Vodafone 3G network, which is now available in 23 Romanian cities: Alba Iulia, Arad, Bacau, Baia Mare, Bistrita, Brasov, Braila, Bucuresti, Buzau, Constanta, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Deva, Galati, Iasi, Oradea, Ploiesti, Pitesti, Satu Mare, Sibiu, Turda, Targu Mures, Timisoara.

(Source: Digital Media Europe)