Vodafone Ready for 4G LTE Launch in Portugal

Vodafone, one of the leading carriers in the world has announced the launch of a new 4G LTE network in Portugal whereby users in the country would be able to avail the services through two available plans with different speed limits.

During the initial phase, the offering will be available in 13 cities throughout the country, Vodafone confirmed. According to a spokesperson from the company, the new offering is going to bag the national regulator's approval sometime within the coming two weeks itself.

Vodafone stated that the new network will be dished out initially by using the company's 2.6 GHz spectrum.

The two schemes, through which the new service will be rolled out to end users comprises of "Best Net 4G 50," - the scheme that will cost users $65 per month for 50 Mbps download and 25 Mbps upload speed, and the "Best Net 4G" - the plan offering a 100Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload speed for $79 per month.

"The 4G launch in Portugal will be Vodafone's second commercial LTE service after Germany, where Vodafone primarily uses the technology for a DSL replacement service in underserved broadband areas," reports LightReading.