In an effort to boost its rural coverage, Vodafone Romania deployed more than 700 LTE base transceiver stations between March 2020 and June 2021.
According to the operator, the network expansion will enable 150,000 people to access its mobile voice and data offering across 158 rural settlements - including some of the country’s most remote – bringing its total rural population coverage to 96%. CommsUpdate notes that Vodafone also increased its fixed coverage in 21,000 rural areas during the same timeframe.
Vodafone Romania’s Chief Network Officer Catalin Buliga said: “Romania’s digitalisation means equal access to digital infrastructure and services for both urban and rural residents. Connecting rural communities, including the most isolated ones, is essential for the development of society as a whole by reducing the digital divide.”
“One of the pillars of our mission is precisely this ambition to contribute to the creation of a society in which no one is left in the lurch. Therefore, one of our priorities in achieving this goal is to expand Vodafone networks, especially in those areas not yet reached by communications services. We rely on the most efficient mobile data network in Romania and on a high-quality fixed network to ensure access to communication services and for these isolated communities”, concluded Buliga.