Luxembourg-based operator Tango will be the first in the country to go live with an LTE-Advanced network, offering customers download speeds of up to 225Mbps.
The Belgacom-owned company has introduced the improved mobile network infrastructure to the cities of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Differdange, Schifflange, Bertrange and Rodange. The network’s 4G customers will be able to benefit from the improved service during the first quarter of next year.
Tango said it plans to continue the rollout throughout 2015 to offer LTE-Advanced across the entire country.
Tango launched its LTE network more than two and a half years ago. Jean-François Willame, the operator’s Managing Director, said: “We’re working hard every day to allow our customers access to the very best in technological innovations. This step forward opens up new opportunities for our customers and confirms Luxembourg’s position among Europe’s top-three countries for mobile network quality.”
Operators across Europe are continuing to push LTE-Advanced networks in order to improve overall network quality. Earlier this week, Finland’s Sonera went live with an LTE-A network in Helsinki, after aggregating spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands.
Last month, Telekom Austria went live with LTE-Advanced in its home market and in its Slovenian subsidiary.
Yesterday, Orange and Ericsson reported speeds of 300MBps in an LTE-Advanced trial using spectrum on the 3.5GHz band.
There are now 20 commercially available LTE-Advanced networks across 14 countries. Research issued earlier this month from ABI Research claimed these networks would help the number of LTE-enabled handsets to break through the two billion barrier by 2020.