[FIN] TeliaSonera first to launch 4G in Finland

TeliaSonera today launched the first commercial 4G services in Finland. The services will be offered to customers in Turku and Helsinki.

“The explosive growth of mobile broadband shows that the demand for bandwidth is unlimited, and with 4G we can offer more speed and capacity for mobile data,” says Marek Hintze, Head of TeliaSonera’s Mobility Services in Finland. We have now been operating our 4G network for pilot customers in Turku for six months and the interest in 4G has steadily increased. Therefore we are very happy to launch commercially.

The 4G network is used for super-fast mobile data transmission with a laptop and a 4G modem. The next generation mobile network offers mobile broadband enabling high capacity services such as video, interactive tv and professional and business services.

Besides Finland’s first 4G networks in Turku, the services start with initial 4G coverage in the business centre area north of Helsinki. The network operates in the 2.6 GHz frequency band.

“4G services will expand significantly in Helsinki as soon as there are modems available for both frequencies. We are focusing on building 4G in the 1.8 GHz frequency, because this way we can build wider coverage for our customers’ benefit,“ says Marek Hintze.

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