Digi Romania Phases Out 3G, Reuses 2100 MHz Spectrum for 4G, 5G

Digi Romania announces its transition from 3G to 4G, 4G+, and 5G technologies, focusing on enhanced connectivity, improved voice services, and unchanged tariff plans.

Highlights

  • Digi Romania transitions from 3G to advanced 4G and 5G technologies.
  • Reutilization of spectrum for improved 4G and 4G+ networks.
  • Voice services accessed through 2G network and VoLTE.

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Digi Romania Phases Out 3G, Reuses 2100 MHz Spectrum for 4G, 4G+
Digi Romania has announced its commitment to continue the development and modernization of both its fixed and mobile networks across the country. As the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) with the widest mobile voice coverage in Romania as of December 2022, the company announced on Monday its full transition from 3G to 4G, 4G+, and 5G technologies.

Also Read: Digi Discontinues Pre-Paid Mobile Services in Romania, Asks Customers to Switch to Post-Paid




Network Transition and Spectrum Reutilization

Digi has announced the complete reutilization of the 2100 MHz spectrum (2x15 MHz) for its 4G and 4G+ networks, with the exception of the metro network where a portion of the spectrum is reserved for the classic voice service catering to terminals without 4G capabilities.

Digi highlighted that users of its mobile data services will enjoy an enhanced connectivity experience through the utilization of the 800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz FDD, 2600 MHz TDD, and 3500 MHz TDD bands. This includes the implementation of carrier aggregation (CA) based on network areas and terminal capabilities, in both 4G and 5G technologies.

Also Read: Telekom Romania Mobile Brings 5G Technology to 11 Cities

VoLTE for Improved Voice Services

The operator stated that as 3G services are phased out, voice services are accessible through the 2G network and VoLTE (Voice over 4G), delivering significantly enhanced voice call quality in comparison to 2G/3G technologies.

Digi Romania stated: "The transition from the 3G network marks a major stage in the evolution of the Digi network, the new 4G and 5G technologies being thus brought to the fore to ensure high-performance services, coverage and connectivity at the most advanced standards"

Also Read: Orange Romania Expands 5G Coverage to Oradea

Unchanged Tariff Plans for Affordability

Digi further added that the company remains committed to keeping the tariff plans of the fixed and mobile service packages unchanged as much as possible. The company highlighted its intention to sustainably support Romanian society, as it has done over its nearly 30 years of existence, by offering the most affordable prices in the market.

Digi operates in Romania, Spain, and Italy. According to the ANCOM report of December 2022, it provides the widest voice coverage in Romania. The transition from 3G to 4G and 5G marks a significant advancement in Digi's network. These newer technologies promise high-performance services, broader coverage, and improved connectivity.

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