TeliaSonera signs world’s first 4G commercial contracts – First in the world with next generation’s mobile broadband
TeliaSonera’s goal is to be one of the first operators in the world to launch 4G. The 4G roll-out in Stockholm and Oslo has started for commercial launch in 2010. The evaluation of suppliers for TeliaSonera’s 4G networks in the Nordic and Baltic countries are in progress. TeliaSonera has chosen Ericsson for the initial 4G city network in Stockholm and Huawei for the initial 4G city network in Oslo.
4G will offer customers a whole new mobility experience using mobile broadband services. It will be a joy connecting to services demanding large data volumes or fast data traffic. 4G will be suitable for media and interactive services for which timing on the second is essential.
“We have chosen Ericsson to deliver the initial 4G city network in Stockholm and Huawei for the initial 4G city network in Oslo. Now, TeliaSonera continues the evaluation of suppliers to deliver 4G networks in the Nordic and Baltic countries, says Lars Klasson, Senior Vice President and CTO, Mobility Services, TeliaSonera.”
The 4G/LTE system is based on 3GPP standards for Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio technology and System Architecture Evolution (SAE) core technology.