One of the largest telecom operators in Kosovo, IPKO Telecom has officially announced today in a press conference the launch of 3G, thus finally putting Kosovo in par with neighbouring countries which have been on 3G networks for quite some time.
The General Director of IPKO, Rober Erzin said on Saturday that more than 40% of IPKOâ€™s customers will have the chance to use 3G, beginning sunday the 1st of December, and pretty soon 4G will be offered to the customers.
“Our users will automatically jump on the 3G network, while in ideal circumstances the 3G network will reach speeds of up to 100 times faster than 2G said Erzin, in a press conference today in Prishtina. The General Director of IPKO, announced that there are plans under way to jump on the 4G network, while the biggest challenge to date is that there are not enough phones on the market that will use the 4G network.
The only thing that users need to do in order to activate one of the packages of internet connections: Mini, Midi and Maxi, is the payment to the price between 1.95 up to 4.95 Euro. The 3G network will bring internet access to users with a speed of up to 5 Mbps, depending on the package of the user, while the 3G network will be available in close to 50% of the territory of Kosovo.
On the other hand, The Post and Telecom of Kosovo (PTK) in September registered a record decline in profits of 64 percent compared with the same month last year, while there are still no plans on when they will announce 3G for their mobile operator Vala. In mid-October, the Kosovo authorities, for the fourth time, postponed the privatisation of the company. The signing of the contract is now expected on 26 December.