4G Services Become Reality In Stockholm & Oslo

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 these cities.

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 4G/LTE service.