Monday, June 21, 2010

TeliaSonera Deploys NSN for LTE in Gothenburg

Telia is deploying Nokia Siemens Networks' Flexi Multiradio Base Station for its upcoming launch of 4G/LTE services in Gothenburg, Sweden. Under the two-year radio network contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying its Flexi Multiradio Base Stations and its NetAct network management system to monitor, manage and optimize the operator's network. Services including network planning, integration and optimization as well as a full range of care services are part of the overall offering.

"The demand for ultra high-speed mobile broadband is significantly increasing in Sweden, and after TeliaSonera´s world premiere last year with 4G services, we are now continuing a fast roll out in Sweden. Nokia Siemens Networks, as one of two LTE vendors, is now providing the radio network in Sweden's second largest city," said Erik Hallberg, senior vice president and head of Mobility Services Sweden in TeliaSonera.

  • In March 2010, TeliaSonera, which activated the first commercial LTE service in the world in December 2009, announced the next step in its next-generation mobile broadband roll-out. The company is upgrading base stations to 100 Mbps, beginning with sites in central Stockholm and extending to the rest of the network in Spring. The upgraded backhaul will enable downlink speeds of up to 80 Mbps to customers in optimal locations. Telia's 4G network is currently installed in the central parts of Stockholm and in parts of the Stockholm International, Kista and Hammarby Sjöstad. Telia plans to build out 4G in 25 locations in Sweden. During the third quarter of this year, the 4G network will be launched in Lund, Västerås, Malmö, Gothenburg, Uppsala and Linköping.

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