Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) now covers 326 cities with its 3.75G network, towns and areas, according to a statement issued by the company Friday. In the statement, Nasser Al Nasser, Mobily CTO said the company had expanded coverage in areas already covered and added 118 additional sites over the past three months. Most of the new areas covered will serve large corporations and tourists, among them, the King Abdullah Economic City, the towns of Dherma, Jo, Aletteyan, Alquaweh, Aba Alwarood, Albatra, Aljafara. Other areas include Al Shathou, Qebeyan, Balqarn, Altwal, Alhanakiah, Alkhshaibi, Alhaditha residential area on the border, the public residential area in Alahsaa.
The addition of new areas increased Mobily’s coverage from 76% in June to 80%, according to the Mobily executive. In June, Mobily reported that it had 600,000 active HSPA subscribers, who consumed over one gigabyte of data a month. “We are committed to expanding our 3.75G network all over the Kingdom,” Al Nasser said.
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“We want our customers to be able to use their connect card, or their HSPA-enabled handset or even iPhone to connect to the Internet at high speeds wherever they are in the Kingdom,” he added. That consumption has increased, as Mobily’s HSPA network carries a daily volume of 40 terabytes of traffic, according to the latest statistics issued by the company. “The volume of traffic on our network allows us to maintain the claim of busiest mobile data network on the face of the planet,” the Mobily CTO said, a description initially bestowed on Mobily by the prestigious GSM World Association. The dramatic increase in the volume of traffic on Mobily’s mobile data network follows an upgrade the company applied on its network adding HUSPA in late March, allowing Mobily to offer its customers a full 3.75G HSPA experience.
Source: Wireless Federation