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MegaFon says Penza region network ready for New Year

11:09 | 19.12.2014 | Society

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Penza, 19 December 2014. PenzaNews. MegaFon has increased the cellphone network bandwidth by 50-100% in the eve of the yuletide celebration.

“The New Year night is a serious test for cellphone networks. During the last few years, load during the peak hours – 23.00-00.00 – surpasses normal call amounts by 2-3 times, while SMS numbers increase six times. According to our estimates, this year MegaFon network will experience record traffic – 3G calls will surpass the previous year levels by two times,” Evgeny Kiselev, infrastructure director of the MegaFon Volga branch described to PenzaNews agency.

He explained that the voice call bandwidth increase as well as other reinforced systems will help customers contact their friends and relatives even during the peak load.

“We also increased city-wide and worldwide bandwidth by 20% to ensure stable connection with other cities and countries,” stressed the agency interlocutor.

According to Mr. Kiselev, SMS checks show there will be no missing text messages during the New Year night.

“Even peak day load is estimated at 70% of the bandwidth: we will ensure quality communication for our customers during the New Year and the Orthodox Christmas this way,” he said.

In his opinion, the baseline stations are also manually calibrated.

“Company technicians are checking reserve data and power lines, testing diesel generators, working on mass gathering areas that traditionally get the most loads: in Penza, these are the Lenina square, the Fountain square, the ‘Izumrudny Gorod’ area, the ‘Prospect’ area, the Belinsky park and other attractive plots,” the Megafon Volga representative said.

Evgeny Kiselev added that technical specialist will be monitoring the network status even during the celebrations.

“Over 50 company specialists will be on the New Year watch in all regions of MegaFon Volga,” he concluded.

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