MagtiCom covers over 90% populated territory of Georgia with LTE

Georgia —

Georgian mobile operator MagtiCom has revealed that its LTE network is now available to 90% of the populated territory of Georgia.

The operator said in a statement that within 1 month upon receiving the 800 MHz license, it has not only fulfilled the license obligation in this respect but also, having used the more advanced technology, offered the 4.5G, the same as the LTE Advanced network, to the country.

In May 2016, MagtiCom paid the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) GEL25.391 million (USD11.8 million) for a licence to utilise mobile spectrum in the 800MHz band, which carried an obligation to cover 90% of the populated territory of the country during the 5-year period of time.

MagtiCom is currently the sloe mobile operator in the Georgian market offering 4.5G service by using the combination of 2 mobile spectrums in the 800MHz and 1800MHz frequency bands. The new service offers maximum download speeds of up to 185Mbps.