TeliaSonera invests in new 4G frequencies in Norway
| Source:TeliaSonera AB
TeliaSonera invests in new 4G frequencies in the 800 MHz band in Norway. Along
with prolonged licences in 900 MHz band and more 4G frequencies in the 1,800 MHz
band, the investment underlines TeliaSonera’s ambition to support customers with
high speed data connections across the country.
The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority today announced the results
of the long awaited multi band auction in Norway. TeliaSonera’s new frequencies
in the 800 MHz band will enable significant increase in 4G coverage, and
constitute an important step towards offering high speed mobile connections to
both urban and rural areas. With the acquired licenses follows requirements of
offering high speed mobile internet access to 98 percent of the population in
– Supporting our customers’ need for mobility and effortless use of streaming
services, advanced applications and professional tools is our key task. The new
frequencies in the 800 MHz band along with more 4G frequencies in the 1,800 MHz
band and extended 900 MHz licenses allow an ambitious high speed network roll
out to 98 percent of the population in five years in Norway, says Sverker
Hannervall, acting Head of Mobility Services.
Today, TeliaSonera offers 4G coverage to approximately 50 percent of the
Norwegian population (LTE, 1,800 MHz and 2,600 MHz bands), and high speed 3G
access to approximately 85 percent of the population.
The licences granted for the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1,800 MHz bands are valid for
20 years starting from January 1, 2014. Coverage requirements are technology
neutral. The price for the frequency blocks will be made public on Tuesday
December 10, as the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority announces
more details on the auction.
For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58
30, firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our
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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic
and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and
Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an
easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number
one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high
quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading
European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network.
In 2012, net sales amounted to SEK 105 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.1 billion and
earnings per share to SEK 4.59. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.
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