Zapp moves full speed ahead with the roll out of its 3G network

In the process of winning its 3G licence, Zapp committed to rolling out a 3G network covering most of Romania by the end of 2007. The first part of their commitment was concluded this week, when Telemobil SA paid before due date the first installment worth of 10.5 mil $ of the total cost of 35 mil $ of the granted 3G licence.

Piermario Di Pietro, CEO of Telemobil said: "The licence award marked the beginning of our 3G business in Romania. Being the first mobile operator in Romania to be launched mobile broadband services, having a great network quality and riding on our competitive edge in technical and service innovations we are fully committed to constructing the next generation network". Over the next period, Zapp will work actively with mobile infrastructure, content and application providers and will invest generously in the development of network infrastructure and multi-media content.

The 3G services offered by Zapp will include video, mobile broadband and a wide range of news content such as news updates or entertainment, all at very affordable prices. "We look forward to providing our local customers with the best quality 3G services and expect to launch towards the end of the year. The 3G service Zapp is to offer, will be the kind of broadband mobile services which we know customers have a huge appetite for. We have a very clear and detailed vision of how our 3G service will look like and we move full speed ahead towards making it available to our customers as soon as possible." added Telemobil CEO, Piermario Di Pietro.

About Zapp
Zapp ( is the sole mobile telephony operator in Romania that provides full voice and data communication services, developed on the latest generation network (CDMA2000 1x in the 450 MHz band). Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), one of the world's most advanced wireless technologies, is being developed and commercially exploited by the American telecommunication company QUALCOMM. Zapp is part of a group owned by QUALCOMM, which is world leader on the market of CDMA-based technology mobile digital products and services, and the Middle East Omnia Holdings LTD capital investment.

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