DIGI (RCS&RDS) has announced it has shut down its 3G network in Romania after fully refarming the 2100MHz spectrum for its fixed and mobile 4G and 4G+ services. The country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions said it will use the 2×15MHz spectrum for its networks outside metro areas, where part of the spectrum is otherwise reserved for voice services used by terminals without 4G capability.

The telco highlighted that its range of frequency allocations will provide superior 4G and 5G connectivity using Carrier Aggregation (CA) in the 800MHz, 2100MHz, 2600MHz FDD, 2600MHz TDD and 3500MHz TDD bands – depending on the capabilities of the device connecting. Voice services are available both through VoLTE and the 2G network. The operator said the transition from the 3G network marks a major stage in the evolution of its network, as it ‘brings the new 4G and 5G technologies to the fore to ensure high performance services, coverage and connectivity at the most advanced standards’.

DIGI said it remains committed to keeping its tariff plans unchanged on its fixed and mobile packages. The telco added that its 5G coverage will gradually develop to support superior internet access capabilities, better connection stability in congested areas, and reduced latency.

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