3G signal now in Tirana, Durrës, Elbasan, Fushë Krujë, Fier, Vlorë and continuing to spread

Tirana, 18 March 2011. Vodafone Albania CEO Haris Broumidis announced that Vodafone Albania continues the rapid expansion of 3G network covering with 3G signal the major cities with plans to cover the densest population areas within summer 2011.

“I am glad to inform that after introducing 3G technology to the capital city Tirana we have spread our 3G network footprint in Durrës, Elbasan, Fushë-Krujë, Fier, Vlora and a number of their surrounding areas. In a few weeks we will have 3G services in Shkodër, Lezhë, Krujë and their surrounding areas. We have envisaged covering with 3G signal all main cities including the coastal populated areas by summer 2011. This summer, holidaymakers can enjoy the full range of 3G services while they are off for their holidays.” Mr. Broumidis said.

According to Mr. Broumidis the type of 3G technology offered by Vodafone is of the top range with designated 3G speeds up to 14.4 Mbps. “We are bringing to Albania the upper scale 3G technology which allows speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps at the initial stage, which very soon, as the demand increases, will be updated to faster speeds. We believe that Albanians deserve to have one of the most advanced 3G technology in the region” – Vodafone Albania CEO said.

The 3G technology, present in Albania since January, is expected to give a boost to the communication of consumers, businesses and foreign visitors roaming with Vodafone in Albania. Now people can access data-intensive applications from their mobiles or PC-s wherever they are. 3G technology allows fast internet experience which makes internet browsing, file downloading and media streaming a seamless experience.