We've heard a lot about 4G
technologies in recent years.
For most of us, however, the promise of faster mobile broadband is not likely
to become reality in the short-term. Customers in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo,
Norway are another story: Today, TeliaSonera launched commercial 4G services in
With the launch of 4G/LTE
(Long Term Evolution) service
in Stockholm and Oslo, customers will be able to enjoy services that require
fast transmission speed and capacity such as advanced web TV broadcasting,
extensive online gaming, and web conferences.
4G is the fastest mobile technology available on the market
today with speeds up to ten times higher than today's 3G
offerings. A competing
standard to LTE called WiMAX
is available in select cities in the United States from Sprint and Clearwire.
"We are very proud to be the first operator in the
world to offer our customers 4G services. The use of mobile broadband in the
Nordic countries is exploding and customers need higher speeds and capacity.
This is why we launch 4G services in both Stockholm and Oslo," says
Kenneth Karlberg, President and Head of Mobility Services.
The two 4G networks in Stockholm and Oslo cover the central
city areas. The Stockholm 4G network is supplied by Ericsson. The Oslo 4G
network is supplied by Huawei. Samsung will offer compatible modems for the