TeliaSonera, the first operator to commercially deploy LTE, has also launched the first commercial 4G services in Estonia to customers in the city centres of Tallinn, Tartu, Kohila, and at the IT College of Tallinn University of Technology.
The rollout of the TeliaSonera Estonian 4G network under the operator’s EMT brand will continue in 2011. In Estonia, TeliaSonera has a licence to operate LTE in the 2.6GHz spectrum band and uses network equipment from Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson along with 4G modems supplied by Samsung.
With 4G, customers can use mobile broadband services with speeds up to ten times higher than current 3G.
4G opens up new possibilities for customers to use and enjoy services on their laptops that require high transmission speed and capacity, such as online gaming and advanced business solutions. 4G is also suitable for services demanding low response times such as bidding on online auctions, as well as fast upload like live TV broadcasting.
‘We are proud to be the first operator in Estonia to offer our customers 4G. We launch 4G in Tallinn, Tartu, Kohila, and at our IT College in Tallinn. We have an aggressive rollout plan and will continue to expand in Estonia during 2011,’ said Valdo Kalm, head of TeliaSonera Mobility Services in Estonia.
TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch LTE and now offers its customers the technology in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark in addition to Estonia. More than 20 cities in the Nordic and Baltic countries now have 4G with speeds up to 100 Mbps.