TeliaSonera launches Turbo 3G in Norway

TeliaSonera’s subsidiary NetCom is the first in Norway to launch a next generation mobile network. The biggest cities in Norway will have access to the new network already in 2007. It will offer the customers up to ten times faster Internet access compared to the conventional 3G network.

”Turbo 3G will give a completely new meaning to mobile broadband. Where previously ADSL was needed to achieve satisfactory upload and download speed, all that is needed now is a computer and plug-in card,” says August Baumann, President, NetCom.



The network will be built out where most needed, and so it is Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger that will get Turbo 3G in 2007. The build-out is planned to continue in 2008 and 2009.



In parallel with the launch of the new mobile network, NetCom releases several new services and price plans.



“We customize the mobile broadband offering to the needs of the different customer groups and offer several new subscription solutions. The products will be adapted both to big users in the business market and to consumer customers who wish to have access to the Internet wherever they are,” says Hans Heggenhaugen, Product Manager, Mobile Broadband, NetCom.



TeliaSonera already offers Turbo 3G in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and plans a launch in Finland in the near future.





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