The telecommunications company that operates in Albania, One Telecommunications (Telekom Albania), has completed the second and final phase of network modernisation, relying entirely on Ericsson technology.
According to the Albanian mobile operator, the EUR 92 million (USD109.2 million) network modernisation programme was initiated last year, transforming its technology entirely into Ericsson.
"The technical team of One and Ericsson has worked intensively to bring the best network in Albania to the subscribers. Despite the difficult conditions caused by the pandemic, it was achieved that the network optimization was completed within all set deadlines," said the company.
One now offers its users 4G+ technology with downloads speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, coverage of 98.5 percent of the population, seven times better indoor coverage, VoLTE sound quality and speed, as well as improved security.
"Ericsson has increased the potential of the One Telecommunications network to the Gigabit LTE level by paving the way for the 5G network, through the latest Radio Systems and central network systems," it said.
The cellco, which previously was known as Albanian Mobile Communications, said that the upgrade was part of the US government’s ‘Clean Networks Initiative’, a drive to exclude China and Chinese companies from participation in digital spaces, which ONE describes as a commitment to ‘using control and computer equipment or data storage only from technologically secure companies.’