Private telecoms provider MTN officially launched its 4G network on Tuesday, which promises high internet speeds and cutting edge browsing experience.
The company said its 4G network affords users the ability to transfer data at “incredible speed”.
“Starting from today, your communication experience will dramatically change and it will resemble nothing you’ve ever experienced before,” MTN CEO, Philip Van Dalsen said. “Cyprus is accelerating and has now joined the ranks of countries that operate with an advanced mobile network.”
The ΜΤΝ4G mobile network is also an alternative solution to traditional fixed networks for internet access, offering flexibility at a competitive price, the company said.
The MTN 4G network is already available in all city centres and it is constantly expanding, to cover 60 per cent of the population by the end of next month.
The technology has been measured to reach speeds of 70Mbps download and 25Mbps upload, many times more than the currently available speeds in Cyprus today.
“The 4G speed will enable you to use new features, applications and services that will make your life easier. Τhe latest 4G technology will also have tremendous positive effects on our economy: it will give competitive advantage to Cypriot businesses and enhance the country’s international position as a services hub,” Van Dalsen said.
The company said it has upgraded its mobile telephony plans so that users enjoy the benefits of the new 4G network at no extra charge.
People can try the 4G at the company’s 16 shops around the island.