TELIASONERA HAS CLAIMED its position as the first mobile operator in the world to offer its users 4G services.
Today the firm announced that it is launching 4G services commercially to its customers in Stockholm and Oslo, which for those without access to a map or an education, are in Sweden and Norway, respectively.
The firm said that its 4G LTE service will give users in those areas the high quality mobile communications that they need. "We are very proud to be the first operator in the world to offer our customers 4G services. The use of mobile broadband in the Nordic countries is exploding and customers need higher speeds and capacity. This is why we launch 4G services in both Stockholm and Oslo," said Kenneth Karlberg, president and head of mobility services at Teliasonera.
Teliasonera is the proud owner of three 4G licences, the last of which can be used in Finland, so it looks like Finnish users will be next in line for the services, which are supposed to be up to ten times faster than comparable 3G ones. "Being first out with new technology gives us unique experience that we can use on all our markets. We will continue the roll-out to offer our customers new communication services for the future," added Karlberg.
The Stockholm 4G city network is supplied by Ericsson, the Oslo one by Huawei, and Samsung is providing the necessary modems. But getting all those names into the headline would have been a bit of a bind. µ
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