TeliaSonera selects 4G vendors

TeliaSonera selects vendors for the core network and radio network components of its LTE deployment.

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TeliaSonera selects 4G vendors TeliaSonera is among the first operators in the world to deploy an LTE network.
By Staff Writer Published  January 24, 2010

European telco TeliaSonera has announced its choice of vendors for the ongoing deployment of its LTE network in Sweden and Norway.

The common 4G/LTE core network will be delivered by Ericsson, while the radio networks will be deployed by both Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks.

TeliaSonera launched 4G services to customers in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway at the end of 2009, and was the first operator to make a live 4G connection in Finland.

The operator's current 4G networks cover the central city areas of Stockholm and Oslo. The 4G network roll-out will continue to Sweden's 25 largest municipalities and recreation areas and to Norway's four largest municipalities.

"The use of mobile broadband in the Nordic countries is exploding and customers need higher speeds and capacity. Both Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks have been able to provide high quality technology and competitive offers," said Lars Klasson, senior vice president and CTO, mobility services, TeliaSonera.

TeliaSonera has three nationwide 4G/LTE licenses in the 2.6 GHz frequency band; in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The agreement with Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks cover network roll out during 2010 and 2011. Huawei continues to finalise the 4G city network in Oslo.

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