Vodafone It has already started offering 4G in seven Spanish cities as announced last Monday at a press conference where it also reported on how its 3G network is structured according to traffic demand, with coverage usually up to 14 Mbps in populations in HSPA already updated. below 25,000 inhabitants, up to 21 Mbps in cities with up to 200,000 inhabitants and up to 43 Mbps in 32 cities of greater population but without specifying much more.
After contacting Vodafone to delve into the current situation of its 3G network, today we bring you a coverage map with the cities that already have deployed HSPA + Dual Carrier up to 43 Mbps and the areas where they have already deployed 3G in the 900 MHz band thanks to refarming that allows to improve coverage indoors.
32 cities are updated with HSPA Dual Carrier with maximum speeds of up to 43 Mbps in download and 5.8 in upload. They are the following: Albacete, Alicante, Badajoz, Barcelona, Bilbao, Burgos, Cartagena, Castellón de la Plana, Córdoba, La Coruña, San Sebastián, Elche, Gijón, Granada, Jerez de la Frontera, Lérida, Logroño, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas, Pamplona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santander, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vitoria and Zaragoza (including in all of them their dormitory cities).
27 cities are updated through refarming 900 band to improve high-speed data coverage inside buildings. They are as follows: Seville, Malaga, Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Badajoz, Mérida, Cáceres, Jaen, Murcia, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Granada, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Madrid, La Coruña, Lugo, Orense, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Oviedo, Gijón, Pontevedra and Burgos.
With respect to its rivals, it highlights the different deployment that operators are carrying out not only in relation to LTE but also in relation to refarming where the 26 Vodafone cities stand out against Orange This confirmed that the coverage in 900 MHz of the 2G and 3G networks is practically equal, while on the other hand, Orange is not heard speaking of Dual Carrier. Which of the deployments will be the most interesting to users at the moment, 3G or 4G?
At Xataka Móvil | 4G coverage map and LTE deployment schedule.